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  • By: Heather Gay
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  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (27 ratings)

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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 

Named one of Entertainment Tonight’s Best Celebrity Memoirs of 2023

As seen in The New York Times, People, The Cut, Vulture, The Daily Beast, Today, Bustle, Us Weekly, Life & Style, and Interview

“No stone goes unturned” (People) in this memoir about The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star Heather Gay’s departure from the Mormon Church, and her unforeseen success in business, television, and single motherhood.

Straight off the slopes and into the spotlight, Heather Gay is famous for speaking the gospel truth. Whether as a businesswoman, mother, or television personality, she is unafraid to blaze a new trail, even if it means losing family, friends, and her community.

Born and bred to be devout, Heather based her life around her faith. She attended Brigham Young University, served a mission in France, and married into Mormon royalty in the temple. But her life as a good Mormon abruptly ended when she lost the marriage and faith that she had once believed would last forever.

With writing that is beautiful, sad, funny, and true, Heather recounts the difficult discovery of the darkness and damage that often exists behind a picture-perfect life, while examining the nuanced relationship between duty to self and duty to God. “An eye-opening firsthand account of religious indoctrination told with candor and sincerity” (Interview magazine), Bad Mormon is an unfiltered look at the religion that broke her heart.

©2023 Heather Gay (P)2023 Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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Enjoyable Listen

I would recommend for rhosc fans for sure. Cleverly written and authentically delivered. For what it is it’s well written.

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Great writing, that was an interesting story to hear

Loved it, it was well written, easy to follow and I thought it was cool to get a glimpse of Mormon reality

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Don’t stop [her] now, I’m having such a good time…

I was already invested in the show, like so many others, but to gain some deeper insight into the life of Heather Gay was equal parts fascinating and heartbreaking. There is good reason she is a fan favourite, she is relatable, self aware and clearly humbled by her life experience. I eagerly await the second book.

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Bad Mormon

Brilliant and eye opening, I couldn’t put it down. Funny and honest, an all-round excellent read.

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Unexpectedly relatable

A very enjoyable listen with interesting details of Heather’s Mormon experience. Relatable for anyone lapsed from their religion.
An excellent reading performance from Heather too!

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Everything I wanted and more.

I was so intrigued with Heather's life in "Bad Mormon." This book offered a captivating glimpse into the world of my favorite Real Housewife, providing an amazing and insightful experience.

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Loved it!!

Heather, you are incredible. I loved this book! You have an awesome ability to describe things. A totally relatable story, even though you are nothing like me. 100 stars!

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Unexpectedly powerful and beautiful

She writes so well and so beautifully, and articulates the tension between religion, womanhood and modern life with such grace and eloquence . I loved it.

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Great book

Loved this book, Heather wrote and reads her story so eloquently. As someone with religious trauma also I really resonated with her story and appreciate her commitment to being herself.

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Amazing Listen

Couldn't get through it fast enough. It was such an easy listen and I loved that Heather reads it herself.

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