The freckled, earnest young face on the cover of this book appears to depict the All-American boy. In reality, nothing could be further than the truth.
Brent Jeffs grew up in a Fundamentalist Mormon family, with one father, three mothers, and countless siblings, cousins, uncles, and aunts. One of his uncles was Warren Jeffs, a self-styled "prophet" who assigned marriages as a badge of honor and used his charismatic personality to manipulate his faithful followers and inflict abuse at every conceivable level. (He eventually ended up on the FBI's Most Wanted list and is now serving a 10 years-to-life prison sentence.)
Not many people can write a memoir of substance before they've even reached 30, but Brent Jeffs has endured loss, betrayal, sorrow, and redemption beyond his short years. This book tells the shocking, often tragic story of his life with complete honesty and reminds us of the courage it takes to save yourself against all odds.