Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Fifty Years in Polygamy: Big Secrets and Little White Lies by Kristyn Decker
Kristyn/Sophia tells the story of the first 50 years of her life lived in a polygamous family. She was born into a family that is not the same group as the infamous FLDS, but the two groups have a lot of background together and at least one of her sisters was married into the FLDS group. Another of her relatives is on a TV show about polygamy. This book gives a slightly different viewpoint than the more recent books by the people who have come out of the FLDS group because the author is a bit older and was not in the in some ways more oppressive FLDS group. However, polygamy definitely messed up her life and the lives of her family members. She tells of abuses that she and others suffered and of her own bizarre polygamous marriage that she stayed in quite unhappily until she was 50 years old. Her story is sad and a bit difficult to follow. I think that she really needed a better editor. I received this book free to review from Netgalley.