Letter from reader Jolene Barrios

Even though The Mormon Mirage was re-released two years ago, I get encouraging letters from readers often. Here’s a recent one:

Hi.  I just finished reading your book, The Mormon Mirage.  My parents, my siblings, my in-laws etc. are all Mormon, and have been since the late 1970’s, when the missionaries came knocking on our door.  I am the only only that didn’t buy in to the stories.  All of my brothers married Mormon women and had Mormon kids.  I have always been the outsider and have felt alone.  I married and have 3 kids and 3 grandkids, outside of Mormonism.  I just want to thank you for writing this book.  I now have a renewed strength in the knowledge that I am o.k, and not less than the rest of my Mormon family.  I have not felt this way since I cannot remember when. I am ready to tackle life and win!  Thank you. —Jolene Barrios

I am grateful for letters like this one!

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