As the leader of the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints, a group based in Utah and Texas, Warren Jeffs held sway over thousands of followers for nearly a decade. In addition to pressuring girls into polygamous marriages with older men, Jeffs reputedly took scores of wives, many of whom were his father's widows. Television, radio, and newspapers were shunned, creating a hidden community where polygamy was prized above all else. In 2007, after a two-year manhunt, Jeffs' reign was forcefully ended. He was convicted of rape as an accomplice for his role in arranging the marriage of a 14-year-old girl and her 19-year-old first cousin. In When Men Become Gods , Singular traces Jeffs' rise to power and the concerted effort that led to his downfall. The book offers new revelations into a nearly impenetrable enclave, granting a rare glimpse into a tradition that's almost a century old, but that has only w been exposed.
Stephen Singular is a New York Times bestselling author and Edgar Award nominee. His book Talked to Death was made into the Oliver Stone film Talk Radio. Singular has appeared on Larry King Live, Good Morning America, Court TV, and Anderson Cooper 360.