Charlotte Allred was raised with a secret - her father has 5 wives. Growing up in a polygamist family, Charlotte has always dreamed that one day she would get to have her own sister wives. She just never dreamed that chance would come so soon.
Her new sister wives have secrets too - the kind that could destroy their family. But no one has any secrets as big as their husband - Justin Bieber, the world famous pop star. No one even knows he’s married, let alone that he has three wives. His entire career could be ruined if anyone ever found out.
Charlotte’s not worried. She’s used to keeping their lifestyle hidden from the world. But she is worried about her own secret, because it might be the most dangerous one of all.
SO. GOOD. This totally made my Saturday
I haven’t finished reading it yet but obviously it’s amazing. You can read it online or download a free epub file here
Inspiration - want to recreate this event in Salt Lake City this fall for my experimental communities class.
oooh this sounds like a PARTY! I’m down
McGlusky the Mormon by AG Hales, 1937
Starting in 1904, AG Hales wrote a series of adventure books about McGlusky, an Australian dude from Scotland who (as far as I can tell) always ends up the hero. I wish I could find a plot synopsis for this somewhere because I’m sure it’s terribly offensive
If you buy it on etsy please tell me what the plot is
If McGlusky really caught your eye, you can read three other McGlusky stories at the internet archive
Vice interviewed the creators of The Book of Mormon Missionary Positions, worth a look
I was raised in Salt Lake City in the church so I understand it inside and out. I was immersed in the nitty gritty of the culture as a kid, I have been baptized for dead people, the whole nine yards. Around 13 I veered away from the religion after being exposed to the world of skateboarding and different ideas. Now I see it as a giant organization with a lot of money, a member base that is becoming one of the fastest growing on the planet, and a group with underlying deep-rooted sexist, racist, and bigoted beliefs. It has a seedy past filled with scandals, conspiracies, female repression, and a history of racism toward African Americans and Native Americans, and open condemnation of homosexuality.
Description of each napkin:
1. two sisterwives walking toward righteousness.
2. three sisterwives walking toward righteousness.
3. an army of sisterwives marching toward righteousness.
4. one sister-wife falling (off the deep end).
Trapped by the Mormons, 2005. run time 1:06:40
Isoldi Keane is the the top recruiter in all of Mormondom … using his mesmeric powers to ensnare young girls into his evil Mormon web of passion, polygamy and pamphlets! Will young Nora be strong enough to resist his wicked-sexy Mormon wiles? Or will she be forever… Trapped by the Mormons…
I posted about this movie a year ago and I just watched it recently. I thought it was fun and campy. It’s a silent film (there’s no dialogue spoken, the only audio you hear is the musical score) so it can feel somewhat slow paced if you are not accustomed to watching silent movies. I had to break it up into two viewings but I thought it was worth it. Not for everybody, but some of you are going to LOVE IT
hit play to watch it above or go to vimeo and watch it there
1881 - The Elders’ Happy Home
American religious leader Brigham Young and his family at dinner in their home in Salt Lake City, Utah: colored American engraving, 1857 via