Though I ache for those individuals who are in any way abused, and indeed appreciate this forum, which allows them to share their story (in a hopefully therapeutic manner), I caution readers to read with an open mind, recognizing that it is not the culture, but the individual members, who abuse. Abuse in any form must be stopped. But to say that polygamy is abuse (between consenting adults) is to abrogating freedom. I would encourage the readers to also read the book "Voices in Harmony," which presents the stories of women who live in plural marriage. There are two sides to every issues. In some way, plural marriage was indeed approved by the God of the Old Testament. But I agree that it's a life which is only for those who choose it. There were a few typos in the book. It was a quick read, and I would recommend it as long as it is read in conjunction with the book above.