Brent Jeffs lived the insider's life behind the closed gates of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the LDS splinter denomination once led by his polygamist uncle, Warren Jeffs, and dogged by controversy and rumors of sexual abuse. But it wasn't pretty: From his vantage point, the younger Jeffs witnessed brainwashing, bullying and repeated molestation by his uncle that ended only after his family was excommunicated from the FLDS for the infraction of maintaining contact with relatives in the outside world. His story of that nightmare and his ensuing redemption is detailed in a new memoir, Lost Boy, written with Maia Szalavitz, that brings to light what lies beyond the veneer of communal life and chaste women in pioneer garb we've all seen in the media.
Jeffs will discuss and sign the book tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Tattered Cover Highlands Ranch, 9315 Dorchester Street. Learn more at www.tatteredcover.com or call 303-470-7050.
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