"It's Not About the Sex" My Ass

With wit, humor and style, Joanne Hanks takes you on a wild ride through the insanity of the Mormon based polygamist cult that was her life for seven years Get ready to laugh Get ready to be outraged And get ready to see polygamy as no one has ever revealed it before.Joanne tells their crazy story with humor, satire and insight You ll share her angst over sharing her hWith wit, humor and style, Joanne Hanks takes you on a wild ride through the insanity of the Mormon based polygamist cult that was her life for seven years Get ready to laugh Get ready to be outraged And get ready to see polygamy as no one has ever revealed it before.Joanne tells their crazy story with humor, satire and insight You ll share her angst over sharing her husband You ll meet her sister wives, a prophet calling himself a celestial stud service who seeks divine guidance on threesomes, and apostles who dress in weird robes to curse the White House You ll fume at gut wrenching tales of racism, sexual abuse, fraud, and manipulation And you ll find out why no one remembers when Jesus destroyed the world on March 26, 2000 It s Not About The Sex My Ass is than an entertaining read It s a cautionary tale about the power of delusional thinking, and a hopeful tale of one family that came to their senses and found the courage to leave.
It s Not About the Sex My Ass With wit humor and style Joanne Hanks takes you on a wild ride through the insanity of the Mormon based polygamist cult that was her life for seven years Get ready to laugh Get ready to be outraged

  • Title: "It's Not About the Sex" My Ass
  • Author: Joanne Hanks Steve Cuno
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 427
  • Format: Kindle Edition
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    1. After reading 'The 19th Wife', I wanted to know more about polygamy in religious cults like the FLDS. I ran across this book when searching for other books on the topic. Given the often disturbing and emotional nature of the topic, I was glad to see a book that seemed to approach the topic with humor. In that regard, this book really stood out from the rest.I listened to the Audible version of this book and my biggest complaint is that it was too short to really explore the topic as in-depth as [...]

    2. This short memoir is full of snark and sass as the title assures, but it also presents a brief history of the mainstream LDS church, the birth and banishment of polygamy, and the existence of fundamentalist offshoots. Bonus points for the quick tribute to the late, great George Carlin.

    3. PolygamyThis was most interesting. It wasn't so long as to lose interest. It was written in such a way that you wanted to find out more. I wasn't surprised as to the ending. I would like to hear more as to her children and how they turned out. Maybe more about some of the sister wives she left behind.

    4. Aside from having a great title, this book is a fabulous read. It is an insightful and witty look at the problems inherent to Mormon polygamy. It *is* about the sex, but it's also about many other crazy beliefs and practices. Do get this book!

    5. What can I say? The title reached out and grabbed me.This lady has a fantastic ability to respond to situations with the most exquisite sarcasm! I have always been curious about LDS and while there is probably more to it than what she shares, I was glad to see that she tried to take things in stride and giggle at herself, and at the people in her life at the time. Kudos Joanne!Read the book and learn a lot and laugh a lot, I just dont recommend reading it at night while your spouse is trying to [...]

    6. "A Beautiful Conversion of Tragedy To Comedy"The underlying story is important. Many of us are potentially vulnerable to "buying into" a false religion; a utopian dream. She followed her heart into polygamy and she followed her heart out. The author presented a serious situation with self-deprecating humor. She is very funny. I hope she writes more books.I listened to the Audio edition of this book. Kimberley Ellington did a fantastic job.

    7. I have read this book many times because I really enjoyed it. What this woman went through is fascinating to me and I love how she recounts it with a great humor.

    8. Note: This book was so good I listened to it straight through in audiobook form, then turned around and listened to it again; then bought the hardcover edition!January 9, 2017By Stephany SpencerMy book review of "It's Not About the Sex" My Ass: Confessions of an Ex-Mormon Ex-Polygamist Ex-Wife (Kindle Edition)I don't usually do book reviews, for lack of time. But this book was so good I listened to it straight through, on Audible — and am listening to it again, for the third time,  right now [...]

    9. A very different kind of polygamist memoir, one from a woman who spent about six years in the polygamous TLC cult in Manti, Utah, and who came out of the experience relatively unscathed, this book is at points funny, as the author is no longer a believer and is very willing to poke fun at herself, others, and the hypocrisy and oddity of religion in general. At the end of the book, (not a spoiler), she declares her fandom of George Carlin, which makes a lot of sense after her change of heart abou [...]

    10. I wouldn't describe the author as hilarious but she certainly is sassy. The book itself is a quick and entertaining read wherein an educated adult woman gets too sucked up into religious zealotry. It's not a book that slams Mormons, although you'd assume it would be, but by the end of the book the author is pretty much done with religion. There's a pretty big elephant in the room as far as the fact that she brings her kids along with her into a toxic environment. I guess we're supposed to be oka [...]

    11. This was a funny and quick read that I enjoyed, but am glad I didn't pay for. It was a bit too brief to be honest, the author fairly glid over most of the story and there were many points where I thought she could have, or should have gone deeper or explained more. In fact, I wonder how easy this book would be to understand for someone not very familiar with either mainstream Mormonism or it's polygamist splinter sects. Those criticisms aside, it was a very interesting story, told with wit and s [...]

    12. Very funny, quick light beach read about something much heavier than sand in your sandals. The telling of the progression from main stream to cult is quite clear and appreciated. The details about beliefs, underwear, rules for sex and how they are decided very clearly showed how god doesn't have a lot to do with it. George Carlin's quote works for me. 'Think about it: religion has actually convinced people- many of them adults- that there's an invisible man who lives in the sky and watches every [...]

    13. It is very sad how people in religious power can manipulate parishioners to do some very strange things. This was written by a woman who was a part of a polygamous family and cult and about how one day she and her husband just couldn't believe the BS anymore. They got out and have turned away from all religion now because they see how it can be manipulated to further a mans own agenda instead of what God wants. The book was a bit humorous at points, thank goodness, as evidenced by the title. The [...]

    14. This was a pretty good quick read (a bit pricey for an ebook this short, though.). I, personally, am a big fan of Sister Wives and I suppose that inspired my morbid curiosity surrounding polygamy. While the author was involved in a (non-extreme) cult, it still give you a look inside how some of this stuff works. There were parts I wished were fleshed out a bit more, but I realize that might have caused unnecessary controversy with past relationships. The author is frank and funny, while still ge [...]

    15. Interesting takeSo glad she can have humor after whAt she went through :). I was a little disappointed that some of her "facts" on the Mormon church were fiction. She must have grown up in a different Mormon church than I did. I guess Utah Mormons are a breed all their own. At least that's what I've always heard! I have heard and read about lots of fundamentalist Mormon groups but I never knew about the TLC. glad she shared her journey!

    16. Couldn't put it downI was intrigued by the title and description of this book, so decided to give it a go. I finished the entire thing in one night because I couldn't put it down. I found the insight into the cult mentality from a personal perspective very interesting, and the humor and raw honesty refreshing. I would buy it again.

    17. One woman's humerus account of her life in a polygamist cult. The book is mainly the highlights of her life and it leaves a reader wanting more details. I wanted to know how they became entangled and why they left. I don't feel that these were covered in enough detail to actually understand how someone gets drawn into a religious cult.

    18. amazon/gp/aw/d/B008Q4The sample for this was icky, funny, and intriguing. It's super short for $9.99 and published in 2012. If it goes into KU or sale, I will snatch it up.

    19. Enlightening read. Kind of disturbing as well. The polygamy shows on TLC want to romanticize polygamy. This book is really eye opening. If you watch Sister Wives or think there is some glorified benefits to being in a multiple wife marriage, I'd encourage you to read this book. Definitely isn't all it's cracked up to be.

    20. This woman's experiences will shock you, but she and her co-author manage to show how intelligent people can come to believe what is least believable. The topic is serious, but the story is told in a light-hearted, witty fashion and without ridicule. I HIGHLY recommend it.

    21. This woman's experiences will shock you, but she and her co-author manage to show how intelligent people can come to believe what is least believable. The topic is serious, but the story is told in a light-hearted, witty fashion and without ridicule. I HIGHLY recommend it.

    22. Best polygamy book I've read so far. Short and to the point. It also helps that the author is no longer a polygamist OR Mormon.

    23. Interesting Interesting point of view into the life of a polygamist. A little bit of a different approach than others I have read.

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