Mormons won't like this book but it's absolutely brilliant and honest. This is an insight into the Mormon church that the world needs to know. Maybe they'll make some changes based on Martha's honest story.
Say something about yourself!
I got about one hour into this book and couldn't take any more. I thought it would be useful information about the Mormon cult, but this lady is in the clouds. If you were looking for some way to waste $20 or one of your credits then, by all means, snag this one.
While Mormons won't like this book, I believe it would be beneficial to read it. There are a lot of facts presented that upon further investigation are quite eye-opening.
For the non-Mormon, it's an enlightening and entertaining listen.
The authur appears to be so self involved that she neglects the readers basic reason for buying the book, which is to better understand life with the Mormons.
This audio book is a treasure and I am not even remotely surprised that the reviews are so polarized, for all the obvious reasons. I am recommending this book to everyone I know.
Really enjoyable! The author provides an unique look into Mormon culture as she relates her spiritual journey. I found her description of people saving an institution's reputation a at their own and other's expense to be transferable to many situations within and without the religious world. She dealt with difficult subjects and heart-wrenching experiences with respect, compassion and a yearning for God. I finished the book a better person than when I started it.
This is an extremely well-written and narrated book that I feel is balanced in terms of the positive attributes of the Mormon Church but also some of its internal problems as they particularly relate to the author. Her personal story is compelling and it was interesting to hear about her searching and strength as she faced the "skeleton in the closet", despite its ramifications. Her style is engaging and I felt that she would be someone I would like to know as a friend.
Vulnerable - Powerful - Valuable
The author shares both her personal story as well as facts about the Mormon religion. She does so in a great way that is insightful and entertaining.
While she is brutally honest about the abuse she experienced in her childhood, she seems to be fair in her depiction of Mormon doctrine and practice.