Interview Episode: When the World Didn't End with Guinevere Turner
Guinevere Turner grew up in The Lyman Family, a group she now understands was a cult, but at the time was the only family she knew. Guinevere has recently released her memoir When the World Didn't End. In it, she recounts her childhood experiences, including the abusive family situation she found herself in when she was pulled out of the cult. She spoke with Sarah about her book, as well as the work she's doing now to help others who have exited cults.
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- When the World Didn't End — (via Amazon) by Guinevere Turner, Penguin Random House, May 2023
- When the World Didn't End — (via the publisher) by Guinevere Turner, Penguin Random House, May 2023
- My Childhood in a Cult — by Guinevere Turner, The New Yorker, 29 April 2019
- The Lalich Center
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