©2008 Katie Gosselin & Beth Carson; (P)2008 Zondervan
If you are a fan of Jon & Kate Plus 8, you will enjoy this story of how it all began. The stort does get a little dry and monotone at times. I really appreciate Kate sharing how her faith got her through this.
I was expecting more but the book is nothing but Kate whining, wanting & expecting sympathy for the six children that she claims is her fate from God. If you haven't seen the show then you might believe her strong and deep religious beliefs. However, if you are like me and have seen the show then the book is a far reach from the truth of their real life. Also, Kate herself is the narrator which makes the story even harder to listen too. Also.. The last two chapters are very confusing. Kate tries to wrap the book up with clever little sayings but ends up losing the listener by going back to her pregnancy. At first I thought I hit the wrong button on my i pod putting the story back on the first chapter but then figured out that it really was the last chapter in which she lists the 6 major complaints of her pregnancy. Plus she gives some flimsy thank yous to people she doesn't know, who, how or where they helped. I wish I hadn't wasted my money on this boring audio about how selfish she is and how poor they are. Every chapter speaks of their financial struggles. Every chapter she apologizes for how she acted towards people then follows up with a "but I" excuse. Making her sound even more self centered and greedy. If you like the show then don't listen to this book or your will end up like me, disappointed and angry truth behind the show.
I wouldn't listen to it again, no, but it was very enjoyable.
It's hard to fathom birthing and raising 6-8 children, let alone sextuplets and twins. It's enjoyable to see what a life unimaginable is like.
No, I haven't. Obviously Kate is not an actress or performer. But after a bit, you get used to her style of reading.
An interesting look back, especially when you know what happened later on. It's a shame, they really seemed to love eachother.
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