Three star review, originally posted here on December 21, 2020 during a mass-review of pandemic audiobooks.
[DISCLAIMER: I’m catching up on months worth of Audiobook reviews, so writing this quickly and belatedly.]
This book was fine. On the one hand, it was very interesting hearing about the inner workings of Westboro Baptist, and to understand what it was like to grow up there. It was also interesting to hear about Phelps-Roper’s self-realization and desire to leave. Later on in the book, however, we got into what she’s been up to since leaving. This recent biography is, I think, still too fresh and frankly uninteresting to bother putting into a memoir. I think Phelps-Roper is still processing her journey and finding herself, and in a couple years she’ll be able to look back at these years with a more critical eye for relevancy. I’ll be curious to see what happens with Phelps-Roper down the road, assuming she chooses to remain at all in the public eye.