http://www.signaturebooks.com/bookcovers/momo.gif Every couple of years I go off on a rabid, freakish, uncontrollable anti-polygamy raging rant. I rent this book from the library, read it in about 2 days, and basically make my husband and family crazy with my chest-heaving-hysterical-eye-rolling-teeth gnashing-dare I say irrational-rant. I've been fighting it SO hard this year, especially in light of the news from Texas. So THANKS JOY (sarcasm intended!) for putting this bee in my pioneer bonnet with your book suggestion on your blog. Of course I had to look up the book you were reading. It was enough to get the idea constantly niggling in the back of my head until I finally gave in and went to the library. I've read every book I can get my hands on relating to this subject. Andrew and I had our first fight 2 weeks after we were married because I read "The 27th Wife", and asked an innocent question of him about polygamy. "Honey, what would you do if the prophet said you had to take another wife?" "I'd do it." WHAT!!!????? Remember, only married 2 weeks. Of course NOW I can see the beauty in being married to a man who would follow the prophet, but at the time my innocent 20 year old desperately in love heart was seriously offended. He would replace me that quickly? He didn't even stop for a second to consider it, or pretend to be horrified! Hee. It's funny NOW, but at the time... Anyway, Annie Clark Tanner is an unbelievably amazing woman, and this book is an incredible tribute to her, to women, to the resiliency of the human spirit. But don't read it if polygamy makes you angry : )
The Brain: Are you pondering what I'm pondering? Pinky: I think so Brain, but burlap chafes me so.
Quote of the Day
"Faith in something greater than ourselves enables us to do what we have said we'll do, to press forward when we are tired or hurt or afraid, to keep going when the challenge seems overwhelming and the course is entirely uncertain." -Gordon B. Hinckley
Word of the Day
fillip \FIL-uhp\ , noun: 1. A snap of the finger forced suddenly from the thumb; a smart blow.
flummox \FLUM-uhks\, transitive verb: To confuse; to perplex.