My Life in the Reverend Sun Myung Moon’s Family
by Nansook Hong
1998, Little, Brown and Company
240 pages, illustrated.
From dust jacket
Daughter of prominent church members, Nansook was handpicked at age fifteen by Reverend Moon to marry his son, Hyo Jin. During her fifteen-year marriage, Nansook bore five children while attending high school and Barnard College in Manhattan. Her children provide her only comfort in a life of loneliness and fear. Finally, with the support of a few allies and an unbending faith in God, she made a risky escape from the compound.This is the harrowing tale of her years as an abused wife and privileged member of a religious cult, and her fight to create a life for herself and her children, beyond the shadow of the Moons.
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