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Fifty Years in Polygamy: Big Secrets and Little White Lies by [Decker, Kristyn]
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1889 KB
  • Print Length: 467 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Synergy Books Publishing; Uncensored Edition edition (13 Jan. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HZZDBWC
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #130,478 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Bought this by pressing the wrong button and not correcting it in time. Hate all the plethora of "kiss and tell abuse/incest" books that seem to rate so highly in the rankings, having worked with the reality.
Whilst I am sorry about and sad for any victims, I hope they find some sort of catharsis, peace, hope or value in their lives having shared it with the world at large.
The theme of this book is one of acceptance of polygamy as one of the requirements of a particular religion/creed, which is passed down through the generations, regardless of "modern life".
Honestly told with some humour.
What has been done over time and in the present day in the name of religion or cultural belief whatever the faith or creed leads me to believe that we have learnt nothing about supporting those who are being or have been abused in the name of religion or culture. Wherever they may live, in the so called "free world".
How sad is that?
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By Amanda Jenkinson TOP 500 REVIEWER on 12 May 2014
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Kristyn Decker was born into the second largest polygamist sect in America, the Apostolic United Brethren, the AUB. This powerful memoir is her account of what it’s really like to be inside such a sect, what it’s really like to be part of a polygamist marriage, and with complete candour she shares with the reader the details of the abuse she suffered. She exposes the misery and pain that is usually hidden behind a façade of unity and contentment. We have perhaps become used to a rosy picture of polygamy with such television programmes as Sister Wives, but Decker claims that these portrayals give a totally false impression and give no clue as to what goes on behind closed doors. Her account of her own life is a chilling one, and she has shown enormous courage in writing this book, one which she hopes will inspire other suffering women to speak out.
It’s a very personal memoir, a real cry from the heart, and it seems churlish to criticise it. I certainly feel uncomfortable doing so. However, this could have been a much better book and possibly had even more impact if it had been more effectively edited. There’s just too much detail, and it bogs the reader down. The writing is uneven and often repetitious, and overall it’s a disjointed and disorganised account. I accept that it’s not a literary work, and shouldn’t be judged by the same standards, and my heart goes out to the author who has been through so much. But I felt alienated by the end of the book because of its rambling nature, and not as moved as I should have been. However, it’s an important story and we must be grateful to Ms Decker that she was brave enough to tell it.
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If you have ever watched a similar series on TV about polygamy then you must read this book as it fills in all the questions which were omitted on the television. This was a brilliant written book. This books shows how the women are not given a change to chose their partner but are forced into marriages at a very young age and are expected to have children. How one man can dominate the lives of many women and how men in this group can chose who they marriage despite protests from the girls. One man can have as many as 6 wives , some are treated badly as a result of a over zealous man who is twice their age and who have hidden his wives when outsiders make inquiries. There needs to be a law so that those who commit bigamy can be jailed and sent to prison, Women and girls in these groups, Mormons, etc need protecting and its about time they were exposed. This is what this book does, it exposes those who exploit women for the own gain and lust.
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I enjoyed this book immensely but it seemed to me throughout the entire book if this particular so called husband simply wanted the penny AND the bun. One wondered if he was telling both wives that she was the most important one and it was her he wanted to be with although he ssaid something completely different! I thanked my own particular God that at last she had the strength of will to say ENOUGH! And come back to the real world. However I have also to say that although this book does make a very interesting and informative read it is probably not a very good indication of life within a cult! This woman was allowed to be educated whilst most cult-wives are most definitely NOT.. In fact the opposite!
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