Love Times Three by Joe Darger
Our True Story of a Polygamous Marriage

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From a familythat inspired Big Love’s story of Bill Henricksonand his three wives, this first-ever memoir of a polygamous family captures theextraordinary workings of a unique family dynamic, and argues forthe acceptance of plural marriage as an alternative lifestyle. Readers ofCarolyn Jessop’s Escape, Elissa Wall’s StolenInnocence, and James McGreevey’s Confession,as well as fans of shows like Big Love and Sister Wives, will beenthralled by the first groundbreaking book in praise of polygamy.

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Joe, Alina, Vicki, And Valerie Darger live a normal suburban life in a large home in Salt Lake County with over twenty of their twenty-four children. Joe, Alina, and Vicki were married on the same day twenty-one years ago. Valerie, Vicki’s twin sister, joined the family in 2000.
Published September 13, 2011 by HarperOne. 395 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality, Parenting & Relationships, Political & Social Sciences, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction

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“[O]ur childhoods were great,” they write, “and were a big factor in our decision to pursue the same family structure in our own lives.” Darger met his first two wives, Vicki and her cousin Alina, when the three of them were preteens, but serious dating did not begin until high school.

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The family who helped inspire the HBO series Big Love has written a tell-all of sorts. In their new book, Love Times Three, the Dargers tell their story of plural marriage, parenting 23 children and living in a community where many view polygamy with scorn.

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“I would rather share Joe than have a hud=ndred men of lesser quality to myself," says Vicki.

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Polygamy is no male sexual bonanza: “there are easier and cheaper ways for men to get sex,” Joe writes, as only a man with two wives sharing a birthday and two with the same wedding anniversary would know.

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