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Dorothy Allred Solomon is an American author and educator committed to informing people about the pros and cons of polygamous lifestyles.

Dorothy Allred was born to Mormon fundamentalist leader Rulon C. Allred and his fourth plural wife. She was the 28th of her father's 48 children. In 1977, her father was murdered by agents of rival polygamist leader Ervil LeBaron.

In her memoirs, Allred is open about and critical of the many problems posed by polygamy as practiced by fundamentalist Mormon sects. These problems include the secrecy that necessitated lying to friends and neighbors about their father, constant poverty, jealousy among wives and siblings, an inability to have an emotionally healthy father-child relationship, severe sexual repression, violent schisms both from internal and external rivals to leadership, and other issues rarely encountered in monogamy. In the same memoirs she makes very clear that she had great love and respect for her father, a complex man who was as honorable as his patriarchal position allowed and whose sincerity of belief she never doubted.

As an adult, Dorothy Allred broke with her father's group, the Apostolic United Brethren, and became a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which officially renounced polygamy in 1890. She entered into a monogamous marriage and was educated at the University of Utah. Unlike the experience of many apostates from polygamous communities and sects, she did continue a relationship with her parents and many members of her extended family, who continued to accept her as their daughter in spite of their disapproval of her membership in the mainstream Mormon church.

Solomon is the author of five books, including three that describe aspects of her life growing up in fundamentalist Mormon polygamy. She is active in Utah's movement to educate people about polygamy and has been a guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show, the Today Show, Larry King Live, Hannity and Colmes, and other talk and news programs. She has also written a screenplay based upon her childhood.

Dorothy Allred Solomon lives with her husband and family in Layton, Utah.

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Total Books: 6
In My Father's House A Memoir of Polygamy
2008 - In My Father's House a Memoir of Polygamy [Voice in the American West] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780896726468
ISBN-10: 0896726460
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Christian Books & Bibles, Politics & Social Sciences

The Sisterhood Inside the Lives of Mormon Women
The Sisterhood Inside the Lives of Mormon Women
Daughter of the Saints Growing Up In Polygamy
2004 - Daughter of the Saints Growing Up in Polygamy (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780393325775
ISBN-10: 0393325776
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Christian Books & Bibles
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

Predators Prey and Other Kinfolk Growing Up in Polygamy
2003 - Predators Prey and Other Kinfolk Growing Up in Polygamy (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780393049466
ISBN-10: 0393049469
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Christian Books & Bibles
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

In My Father's House
1984 - In My Father's House (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780531097632
ISBN-10: 0531097633
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

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