Jill Duggar is an author and former television personality on TLC as part of her family’s reality television series “19 Kids and Counting”. Now she has a family of her own, with two sons and husband Derick Dillard. She plans to release her memoir with her husband this September which will highlight behind the scenes “red flags” in her family that “became too obvious to ignore.”
What will Jill Duggar share in her memoir?
Jill was the fourth of Jim Bob Duggar and Michelle Duggar’s 19 kids, where she wasn’t allowed and didn’t think to question the strict model of patriarchy, also brimming with misogyny, that her family followed so devoutly. After she had her own family and met her now-husband Derick, her eyes began to open. In her memoir ‘Counting the Cost’ she plans to finally reveal the “secrets, manipulation, and intimidation behind the show that remained hidden from their fans.” It will come out on September 12 this year via Simon & Schuster publishing.
“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’…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”The description of Jill Duggard’s ‘Counting the Cost’
What was the Duggar family’s mindset?
The Duggar family declared that men are the superior sex, and women are only expected to be “wives and mothers and are discouraged from attaining a higher education.” Aside from this they claimed that “parental authority over their children continues well into adulthood, even once they are married.” Growing up in this toxic environment it took time and mental (plus physical) growth for the 32-year-old to see the red flags and to distance herself away from them. Even then, she was not “willing to rock the boat” but now parenthood has her and Derick “done with secrets.”