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It sucks to be a fundamentalist Mormon if you’re not a future God of your own universe (i.e. a man with multiple wives and children, preferably with some prominence in the community). It sucks especially bad if you’re a pretty girl about to be married off to the highest bidder. This angry and compelling, if not especially sophisticated, novel takes on the injustice and cruelty of polygamy as practiced by fundamentalist Mormons. You know what you’re in for with the dedication, “To all the victims of polygamy.”
It was funny to read this twenty-something memoir about a religious woman in NYC immediately after reading a twenty-something memoir about a stripper in the Midwest. Baker comes off naive, not so much for her religious beliefs but because her idea of adventure is lying to a campus recruiter about her major in order to get a free highlighter. It's kind of fascinating to see what kinds of things college age nondrinking sex abstainers do to amuse themselves (banana flavored foods party!!!).