Cults, they are like train wrecks, disturbing but you cannot help but look, or in this case read. "Cult Insanity: A Memoir of Polygamy, Prophets, and Blood Atonement" by Irene Spencer is the most intense memoir I have ever read.
This chick was raised to believe that polygamy was her golden ticket to heaven. Clearly a man must have been in charge because any idea that we were designed by a higher being to marry more than one person and have a bazillion kids is effing insane. Oh and, the men could bed as many wives as they wanted, but if I walked up demanding 21 husbands to fulfill my "needs", they would murder me. Anyone who went against this "religion" were killed. Hi, can we say psycho?
The crazy-ass-ness of this book was extremely interesting to read about. It's a true life story. I mean, wow, could you imagine living Spencer's life? Take a look into her story and you will get an idea of what she was up against. You won't be disappointed!