By Ellis Henican, Levi Stoltzfus
Pass in the back of the beards during this bold insider’s examine the curious Amish way of life of Pennsylvania Dutch Country!
Is the “plain and simple” existence rather so simple and easy? How do the Amish reside with out autos? electrical energy? NFL soccer? if truth be told, they don’t. greater than fifty million humans have watched “Lebanon” Levi Stoltzfus in Discovery Channel’s hit express Amish Mafia, where he dispenses justice and retains the peace one of the possible quiet, insular Amish humans of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Now, he unearths what it’s particularly prefer to be Amish. no longer the buggies, bonnets, and beards snapshot the tight-knit group has portrayed for centuries to the relentless interest of outsiders. The real-deal, daily life—the stable and the bad—all the soiled little secrets and techniques you’re now not alleged to understand. From wireless “pleasure huts,” to prostitutes, to marijuana and cocaine, you’ll by no means examine the Amish the same.
It isn’t effortless retaining your toes planted firmly within the 1800s while the remainder of the realm is centuries forward. now not even for the main God-fearing between us. The Amish have their very own designated means of doing every thing, and the lengths they're going to visit delight in sleek conveniences—and conceal their indiscretions—will surprise you. What have you ever been death to understand? How approximately what particularly occurs whilst anyone is kept away from? Or even if the Amish pay taxes? Do they ever attempt to “pass” as English (in different phrases, non-Amish)? How rampant is illicit intercourse in this type of repressed society? Can participants make themselves stand out regardless of the stern ideas? Why may the Amish take such dangers while the punishment is everlasting damnation?
“Lebanon” Levi blows the head off the buggy with this scandalous insider’s exposé, proving that even the Amish don’t consistently perform what they hold forth.
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