When we first heard about Brady Udall's The Lonely Polygamist, we were so excited. We loved The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint. When we saw the 700-page polygamist's tale, however, we panicked a little: It was as big as the family it was about. But as we began to read about Golden Richards and his 28-member clan, we couldn't put it down. In fact, we were willing to risk an injury just to keep the tome close.