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  • Published: 1 April 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742748313
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 243

Lost Boy




Since 1999, hundreds of boys have been forced out of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the polygamous Mormon sect. Many succumb to drink, drugs and depression. Even as the Prophet's grandson, Brent Jeffs was not exempt.

Since 1999, hundreds of boys have been forced out of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the polygamous Mormon sect.

Many succumb to drink, drugs and depression. Even as the Prophet's grandson, Brent Jeffs was not exempt. This is his story.In July, 2004, Brent Jeffs filed the first sexual abuse lawsuit against Warren Jeffs, his uncle, the 'President and Prophet, Seer and Revelator' of the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints. This suit catalyzed a chain of events that eventually led to Warren Jeff's appearance on the FBI's 'Most Wanted' list and to his arrest and conviction on charges of arranging the rape of an under-age girl.

Until now, Brent has never told his whole story. Lost Boy shows what the FLDS is like from the inside, from the unique perspective of a man who was raised in the group and witnessed many of the extraordinary events that led to the largest removal of children into foster care in American history. Through his incredible story, Brent explains how cults like FLDS control their members, how their absolute power corrupts their leaders, how hard it is to escape, and how these challenges affect the many 'lost boys' like Brent who are expelled as teenagers.

  • Published: 1 April 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742748313
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 243

About the author

Brent W. Jeffs

Brent Jeffs is the grandson of Rulon Jeffs, the Mormon Fundamentalist group’s former prophet, who had dozens of wives and more than 60 children. He currently lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with his wife and daughter.

Maia Szalavitz is the author and co-author of several books including the Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog and Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist’s Notebook. She has written for the New York Times, The Washington Post, and Elle. She lives in New York City.

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