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Counting the cost / Jill Duggar with Derick Dillard and Craig Borlase.

Duggar, Jill, (author.). Dillard, Derick, (author.). Borlase, Craig, (author.).


"For the first time, discover the unedited truth about the Duggars, the traditional Christian family that captivated the nation on TLC's hit show 19 Kids and Counting. Jill Duggar and her husband Derick are finally ready to share their story, revealing the secrets, manipulation, and intimidation behind the show that remained hidden from their fans. Jill and Derick knew a normal life wasn't possible for them. As a star on the popular TLC reality show 19 Kids and Counting, Jill grew up in front of viewers who were fascinated by her family's way of life. She was the responsible, second daughter of Jim Bob and Michelle's nineteen kids; always with a baby on her hip and happy to wear the modest ankle-length dresses with throat-high necklines. She didn't protest the strict model of patriarchy that her family followed, which declares that men are superior, that women are expected to be wives and mothers and are discouraged from attaining a higher education, and that parental authority over their children continues well into adulthood, even once they are married. But as Jill got older, married Derick, and they embarked on their own lives, the red flags became too obvious to ignore. For as long as they could, Jill and Derick tried to be obedient family members--they weren't willing to rock the boat. But now they're raising a family of their own, and they're done with the secrets. Thanks to time, tears, therapy, and blessings from God, they have the strength to share their journey. Theirs is a remarkable story of the power of the truth and is a moving example of how to find healing through honesty."

Item details

  • ISBN: 9781668024447
  • ISBN: 1668024446
  • Physical Description: 271 pages : illustrations, genealogical table ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Shuster, 2023.

Contents / Notes

Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: The shed -- Sweet Jilly Muffin -- "A window of opportunity that God has given us" (and other half-truths) -- Clipped wings and hills to die on -- Costs -- Tearing apart -- No agreement -- Dying, inside and out -- Pushed aside -- Real. Not fake -- Epilogue: A photo.
Subject: Duggar, Jill.
Dillard, Derick.
19 kids and counting (Television program)
Television personalities > United States > Biography.
Ex-cultists > United States > Biography.
Man-woman relationships > United States.
Christian life.
Missionaries > United States > Biography.
Lawyers > United States > Biography.
Reality television programs > United States > Biography.
Ex-membres d'une secte > États-Unis > Biographies.
Relations entre hommes et femmes > États-Unis.
Vie chrétienne.
Missionnaires > États-Unis > Biographies.
Avocats > États-Unis > Biographies.
Duggar, Jill
Christian life
Man-woman relationships
Reality television programs
Television personalities
United States
Television personalities > Biography.
Reality television programs > United States.
Christian life.
Genre: Autobiographies.
autobiographies (literary works)
autobiographies (literary works)

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