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Reality TV couple delivers 'Multiple Blessings' Zondervan will release on Tuesday, Oct. 14, Multiple Blessings: Surviving to Thriving With Twins and Sextuplets by Kate Gosselin and her husband, Jon—who star in the hit reality TV series Jon & Kate Plus 8 on TLC.

Kate Gosselin said writing a book was the last thing on their minds after they found they were pregnant with sextuplets, just three years after giving birth to twin daughters. "Soon after (the sextuplets) were born, people said, 'Oh you need to write a book,' " Kate Gosselin told Christian Retailing. "I remember for the longest time my joke was, 'Yeah, in my spare time, right?' … But after a while of living it, it kind of felt like we were living a book."

Beth Carson, the couple's friend, offered to help them "capture the memories on paper" of their unique family situation. "I had told her (Carson) numerous times that I needed to write this book ... for the kids," Gosselin explained. "I need them to know how much that they were wanted, loved and know it wasn't the plan we had (to have them). It was the plan God had for our family."

Co-written by Carson, Multiple Blessings reveals details of the couple's journey as they raise their eight children, while striving to honor Christ in spite of emotional, financial, social and physical exhaustion.

"There was really no story to tell if you minus God and His plans out of it," Gosselin said. "So it's very important to tell it the way it was, the lessons we have learned and are still learning through our story."

Zondervan has no book tour plans for the Gosselins, but the couple plans to promote Multiple Blessings as they speak in churches—a ministry that has increased with the growing popularity of Jon & Kate Plus 8, Gosselin said.

The Gosselins were scheduled to appear Oct. 16 on Good Morning America and Oct. 17 on Fox & Friends. The November issue of Good Housekeeping will feature the Gosselins on the cover as well as an excerpt from Multiple Blessings. Ladies Home Journal was to feature the book in this month's issue, and Redbook will have a story on the book in its December issue.

124 comments:

Anne said...

Funny how the article doesnt mention that Jon is now listed as an author. No book tour? Hmmm so much to say in so little time. I bet my shoe that a book tour was planned but now has been squashed do to the negative truths flying out of the woodwork. The last few weeks the Gosselins have been everywhere, (regis, people, gh and soon to be good morning america) There is no book tour because there is no longer Beth in the picture, IMO, and yes I will bet my shoe on it. I also would bet my other shoe that the publishing company is really peeved about it.

More lies coming from the Gosselins. How sad for Beth.

Anonymous said...

I would like to preface my comment by saying that I do in fact believe and have faith in God and my comment is not meant as a debate about faith or God. But it irks me to no end that Kate insists that this was "God's plan" for their family. No Kate, it wasn't. It was the result of your pursuit of modern fertility science. "God" didn't choose you above all others to have healthy sextuplets. Please give peace to all the parents who have conceived sextuplets with unfortunate outcomes. "God" didn't think you were the most blessed of mothers and choose your womb over women all over the world suffering infertility. Is infertility "God's plan" for some families? I don't believe that for a second. I had two healthy singletons and I'm not haughty enough to assume God chose me over my infertile friends. My children are miracles to me and my husband, but God did not choose us because we were more worthy than another couple. If you want to call yourself Christian, then the only truly "chosen" one was the Virgin Mary. God did not give you sextuplets, Kate. Science and your choice to use IUI with so many ripe eggs resulted in sextuplets.

Anonymous said...

I doubt the book tour was canceled just because of negative "truths" on the internet. Plus, other people have put out books where they have negative stuff going on and they still did book tours.

michelle said...

Does anyone know if Beth Carson is still friends with Kate and Jon?

Anonymous said...

"There was really no story to tell if you minus God and His plans out of it," Gosselin said.

OMG, I bet Mady and Cara could write a more gramatically-correct sentence. The structure is completely illiterate. "Minus" isn't even a verb, the correct verb is "subtract". Co-wrote?? What a laugh. At best, the book was "As told to Beth Carson." Most likely Kate had nothing to do with it. I'd be surprised if she or Jon could read it out loud without hesitating.

Anonymous said...

Of course there will be no book tour because we can't explain the lack of Beth in the picture!!
So time to start writting the idiots at Ladies Home Journal too. Again.

Anonymous said...

Co-written by Carson, Multiple Blessings reveals details of the couple's journey as they raise their eight children, while striving to honor Christ in spite of emotional, financial, social and physical exhaustion.

"There was really no story to tell if you minus God and His plans out of it," Gosselin said. "So it's very important to tell it the way it was, the lessons we have learned and are still learning through our story."
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How profoundly hypocritical! Those liars!

So, no book tours? Is this because they dumped Beth and cannot and will not be able to explain her lack of presence? What does it mean, "The Gosselins were to appear on GMA..." Are they not appearing now? Funny how they are only going to promote the book at church speaking engagements (so many of which they have cancelled because they can't get the $25K they want). What are these losers up to? I don't think the book is going to go over big like they planned if you want my humble opinion....

Ilovemykids said...

The book has also been marked down on Amazon to $11.99. How long before we see in the dollar stores?

Anonymous said...

Oh, man, I could just barf after reading that release! It makes me wonder if Figure 8 Films might be passing money under the table so these other networks don't blow the whistle on this scam. Wouldn't surprise me!

hellokitty said...

I remember a few months ago someone popped up on this website having received a copy early (I think they were in retail). Anyway, I wondering if that person is going to review the book? Just curious.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know for sure that Beth is no longer friends with them ?? Or is just speculation ?

Barbara said...

What we do know is that Beth is no longer on the show. She may still be in their lives, but we haven't seen her on the show for several months and in recent shows she is not mentioned by J&K.

Anne said...

Per jodi's sister beth is no longer in the picture. Since they seem to be making the rounds these past weeks I have decieded to expand on my email campaing (to show the truths about the Gosselins)and have added TMX and perez to the list. For me any negative attention they get will make it harder for them to get sponsors for another season, I might be dreaming but I can no longer eat the food, organic or not that Kate is serving out! Whoever can/will do a media peice on them and will show the truth is someone I want to email.

Anonymous said...

ugh!! i knew they were writting this book, but now that its almost here it just makes me so mad! they already have a tv show, a book deal, some kind of spokesperson deal with Kmart, whats next??

Anonymous said...

Anon 1:19- Well said. Every personal choice we make is not always God's plan. It is hard to put that into words without sounding like a non-believer.
Secondly, I have to admit that if I saw Multiple Blessings at Dollar Tree I would have to get it! Or maybe I can check it out at the library, or better yet buy a cup of coffee an sit at the bookstore! I can only imagine what kind of stories this book contains. And yes I meant to say stories!
The whole Gods plan spin sort of gets me with the G's. Simply because their faith did not really pop out at me in the beginning. And then all of a sudden Kate had bible verses posted everwhere, Jon and her had a whole wardrobe of Christian t-shirts and their 'talk' changed. I know that when you become Christian or when you turn your heart back to God some may do this. But with Kate she gives us the impression that it has always been like this. I know her father is a minister, but I do not get the impression that their marriage has been this way. I get the feeling they wear that stuff and have that stuff so they can write books and speak at churches. Maybe I can sum it up better by saying I feel like they're just talkin' the talk.

Anonymous said...

I am reading the book now, I enjoy the Gosselins and don't see anything wrong with the show. There are two new episodes each week which are 22 minutes long so total that's 44 minutes out of the week. These kids aren't under the hot blaring lights and around strangers 24/7, there was an episode a few weeks ago where it said the same crew has been with the family since the start. If Jon and Kate Gosselin are receiving vacations, clothing or whatever I don't see where we have the right to judge. If the Gosselins were living on government handouts there would be a site dedicated to them and their inability to care for the children.

Leene

alana said...

The only "god" in Kate's life is the almighty dollar.

Anonymous said...

Ilovemykids: Amazon is a discount book seller. Book are discounted all the time. One day a book can be priced at $11.99. The next it could go up to $13.99. Or $12.99. Amazon fluctuating the price of the book means nothing. They do it with everything they sell.

Thalia Menninger said...

I miss Beth. I would watch a show featuring Beth and her life. I thought she had classy cool. Kate was always a wannabe Beth. I'm sure that with the gravy train has come the inevitable "surpassing" in Lady Cha-Ching's mind. We have heard from so many reliable sources that Kate uses people and then just throws them away.

I hearby christen this book "Multiple Retchings."

Anne said...

re anonymous and taking 22 min to film a show.

To get 22min of film you need hours of footage, please don't be fooled by this. If your statement had truth to it the show would be 22 min consecutivley in a row. That is not what the show is. I have watched many doucumentarys on filming of movies and reality shows. There is no way one actual show is really 22 minutes of a real day and you can see this by how it is filmed. The producer ask questions, they answer them, and many times they are asked to "redo" something to get the right camera angle. In most real shows/movies the production company uses twins as there are LAWS to PROTECT children and saga is very serious about these laws. Per Kate and Jon the GH photo shoot by itself took over 2 hours (this was only for the backyard shot) in the heat (93 degrees per Jon, in winter weather, oh yes they had a nice fan blowing the hot air on them, how nice) Drink the Gosselin kool aid if you want but I see through it.

Anonymous said...

First time I ever heard of an author not going on a book tour. Nice way to pretend Beth doesn't exist. They're traveling anyhow twice a month on speaking tours...so they will mention the book then.
I reall hope EVERYONE questions them as to where the co-author is.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
There are two new episodes each week which are 22 minutes long so total that's 44 minutes out of the week. These kids aren't under the hot blaring lights and around strangers 24/7


Actually most weeks there is only one new episode, and I've never counted more than about 10 minutes of footage. There are a lot of repetitions of the same clip after each commercial break. However, you must surely know that each episode is culled and edited from a great deal more footage. Kate herself, in an attempt to tell the world how much of an effort the show is for her, admitted they film 4 days for each regular episode. (Obviously the hourlong episodes and ones involving travel away from the home-studio require significantly more filming time.)

If Jon and Kate Gosselin are receiving vacations, clothing or whatever I don't see where we have the right to judge.

The issue is not that they are being judged for receiving anything. It is that 1)they are receiving it as a result of exploiting their minor children; and 2)they continually lie about their financial situation in order to keep the freebies and contributions flowing to their door.

If the Gosselins were living on government handouts there would be a site dedicated to them and their inability to care for the children.

But they are not. In fact, Jon and Kate are becoming quite wealthy quite quickly. Not only could they afford to divert the freebies and donations to families who are on welfare, they are wealthy and famous enough right now to stop the show, do one or two specials a year (like, a Christmas special and a 4th of July special)just to keep them in the public's memory, and set up a foundation to help other families of multiples. But instead they continue with the deception and greed, and continue to exploit their children for their own burgeoning fortune.

Anonymous said...

Leene--
If you don't see anything wrong with the show, then you haven't been watching too much.
Did you watch the kids dressed in winter clothing during 95 degree weather, and crying? That's just one example.
By the way, the 22 minutes you see on TV has been edited way down to that time limit. All TV programs like this do tons of hours of filming, then edit it down later.
So, yes, the kids ARE working about a FULL work week actually.

Karen said...

Wait, does she actually say in that release that the book is to tell the kids that it wasn't THEIR (Kon's)plan to have them? Well, won't that make them feel special, when Mommy and Daddy sit down and explain, "See, we never wanted six kids. Or eight kids (sorry, Cara and Mady!). But God decided we would have you, but unfortunately He didn't also send buckets of money, so that's why we showed your potty training, temper tantrums, and whining on national television. It's all God's fault, not ours."

Anonymous said...

I noticed on the show this week that they had a shot of the family room (or living room--not sure which but the room that is filmed a lot) anyway, one or two of the shots showed the ceiling and it seemed to me that there were a lot of lights on the ceiling--the kind of rectangular boxes that may hold fluorescent lights and it also looked like there were cords running out of the lights along the ceiling--like the lights were added after the fact and not part of the design of the room. I don't know, maybe it was nothing but it just made me think that they probably had to add all the lights because of filming.

jen in pa said...

"If Jon and Kate Gosselin are receiving vacations, clothing or whatever I don't see where we have the right to judge."

anonymous 10/15/2008 3:27 PM:

The issue is not that they are being judged for receiving anything. It is that 1)they are receiving it as a result of exploiting their minor children;

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Yes anonymous 3:27! Thank you for that response! You summed up the core reason why (hopefully) most of us are here. Jon and Kate would not be receiving financial gain or "free vacations, clothing, whatever" without exploiting their children! Why is this so hard for the sheeple to understand?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"There are two new episodes each week which are 22 minutes long so total that's 44 minutes out of the week. These kids aren't under the hot blaring lights and around strangers 24/7"

Are you suggesting that the TLC camera and production crew spend a mere 22 minutes total time filming this family per episode of J & K + 8? According to this logic, all the J & K + 8 episodes featuring special days, trips to amusement parks, DisneyLand etc....the total camera time spent on each episode accordingly, was 22 minutes??

Anonymous said...

Leene,

You have also made a judgement of the Gosselins. It just so happens that your judgement is favorable. So what you're really saying is that we have no right to judge when our judgement doesn't agree with yours.

Also, I am going to assume that you do not have a reality show featuring your minor children nor are you living on welfare. That should tell you that those are not the only two means available to support one's family.

Anonymous said...

Based on industry standards it takes an average of four days of filming to get 22 minutes of "show." This is due to things like set up, take down, retakes, breaks, etc. That's why Kate says the crew is at their house 3 to 4 days a week on average. It takes that long to get the film that they need.

Ilovemykids said...

Do you think Kate thanks her children every day for the upscale lifestyle which Kate and Jon are able to live because of the hard work of Cara, Mady, Leah, Alexis, Hannah, Aaeden, Joel and Collin?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I noticed on the show this week that they had a shot of the family room - one or two of the shots showed the ceiling and there were a lot of lights on the ceiling--the kind of rectangular boxes that may hold fluorescent lights and it also looked like there were cords running out of the lights along the ceiling--like the lights were added after the fact and not part of the design of the room. I don't know, maybe it was nothing but it just made me think that they probably had to add all the lights because of filming.
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These are the industrial strength studio lights that were permanently installed throughout the house for filming purposes. Those kids live under those lights day in and day out. The lights are part of their parent's child exploitation scam. I cannot imagine how horrific it must be for the kids.

babeeberry said...

~~~anonymous said...
I noticed on the show this week that they had a shot of the family room (or living room--not sure which but the room that is filmed a lot) anyway, one or two of the shots showed the ceiling and it seemed to me that there were a lot of lights on the ceiling--
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I've noticed this months ago and IIRC Kate said something about the lighting being added b/c it made filming easier. You can see it in the kitchen too. My husband is an electrician and said those lights are HOT! I don't know what is worse, the stage lighting or the hidden camera's in the kids room to "see if they are napping."

Anonymous said...

A couple of Sunday's ago I listened to a sermon about being content. That you can not serve both God and money. Maybe Kate needs to hang that verse on the wall!

Anonymous said...

If it really only took about 22 minutes to shoot an episode,then that photo shoot for Good Housekeeping shoud have only taken a few minutes instead of two days.

Anonymous said...

I glanced at the book while I was at the store today. I won't buy it because I won't contribute to the Gosslins. The one thing that stood out to me was that Kate's mom went by the hospital every single day while she was there, bringing her things and supporting her. How do you go from that closeness to not having a relationship and cutting her out of the grandchildrens lives? I will never understand that especially from two people who profess to be such strong Christians. I didn't get a chance to see if Kate said anything about what happened though. I will have to go read some more next time I am at the store.

Anonymous said...

I miss Beth. I would watch a show featuring Beth and her life. I thought she had classy cool. Kate was always a wannabe Beth. I'm sure that with the gravy train has come the inevitable "surpassing" in Lady Cha-Ching's mind. We have heard from so many reliable sources that Kate uses people and then just throws them away.
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Kate is too ignorant to realize that money can't buy cla$$.

Anonymous said...

"If Jon and Kate Gosselin are receiving vacations, clothing or whatever I don't see where we have the right to judge."

When a parent knowingly, and with full intention exploits their minor child(ren) for the purpose of financial gain and to fulfill a self serving agenda IMO, ie. J & K, they are most certainly, without a doubt subject to judgement, moral and otherwise.

Christine said...

Oh thank you thank you thank you for not having any book tours associated with this book and family. I am so happy about this. I was dreading having to see their faces on the talk show circuit and on the morning shows pimping out their kids (once again) and that book. I too predict .99 cent store shelves and Big Lots discount bins. Yay!!

ThreeFarmers said...

I would rather eat rocks than read this book.

I would rather eat hot, fiery rocks from the bowels of hell than read this book.

I would rather eat hot, fiery rocks from the bowels of hell while watching a 3-day Punky Brewster marathon than read this book.

I wou...um, yeah.

Anonymous said...

A reason why their might now be a book tour is because this is a book publish under a Christian company. Christian books don't get the publicity that main stream books get. While a mainstream bookstore like Barnes & Noble would carry a book from a christan company, they might not be inclined to have the author or authors hold book signings at their store. That is most likely why J&K are going to churches instead of book stores. There are more churches out there than christian book stores. So their being no book tour might not have anything to do with J&K. It could be because the publisher of the book is not mainstream.

AmandaT said...

I wonder is the super-fans are questioning why there is no book tour. I had thought they planned a tour - thought that it would be the subject of all of the recent media exposure. I assume that the fall out with Beth is the reason they are not promoting the book. I hardly believe that Kate would turn down an opportunity to make more money.

Anonymous said...

In the last paragraph some of those appearances are worded in a way that seems that they are not going to to happen. It uses the past tense when referring to GMA, Fox and Friends and Ladies Home Journal. Were these part of the cancelled book tour?

Anonymous said...

"I am reading the book now, I enjoy the Gosselins and don't see anything wrong with the show. There are two new episodes each week which are 22 minutes long so total that's 44 minutes out of the week. These kids aren't under the hot blaring lights and around strangers 24/7, there was an episode a few weeks ago where it said the same crew has been with the family since the start. If Jon and Kate Gosselin are receiving vacations, clothing or whatever I don't see where we have the right to judge. If the Gosselins were living on government handouts there would be a site dedicated to them and their inability to care for the children. "


I am not reading the book, do not enjoy the Gosselins and see much wrong with the show. And we all know it takes much longer than 22 minutes to shoot 22 minutes of film! Yes, they are under hot lights all the time in their own home. Why do we have the right to judge? They chose to make themselves public, that's why. It's human nature to judge. The same way as you judge them as an enjoyable family, many other judge them to be scammers and liars.

Anonymous said...

I may have been too late, but I sent an email to Fox News asking them to be 'fair and balanced' in their Gosselin interview just as they say they are with their other news stories. I asked them to interview Paul Peterson and if he's not available to at least quote the letters he's written and that are posted on AMC website. I can only hope Fox might make a stand for the rights of the kids.

Anonymous said...

J&K may not be on a formal 'book tour', but all of their recent morning/talk show appearances right around the book's launch isn't a coincidence. The appearances ARE their book tour. The more their faces are in front of America's eyes (especially where people will see them who don't normally watch them on TLC) the better the chances of people buying the book when they find out there is one and/or see it for sale in the store. IMO this was the purpose of their appearance on the The Today Show when they didn't talk about the book there either. NO ONE who has a book coming out in just days or weeks doesn't talk about it. It simply doesn't happen. (< : Something is indeed fishy with no one even mentioning the book in the interviews. I'd guess it is a legal matter(why else wouldn't any interviewer ever mention the book - kinda strange, huh?)

Anonymous said...

J & K + children are scheduled to appear on GMA today. GMA announced their arrival at the studio and Kate was to cook during the last half hour of programming. I did not watch. My question is, why weren't the twins in school on a Thursday morning? Are the twins even attending school on a regular basis? Or are they excused on days when mom is promoting her meatloaf on GMA?

Anonymous said...

The entire segment on Good Morning America is available to watch on the GMA website. It's pretty much the same thing that we hear them say again and again. The interviewer did ask about them about the criticism they receive for allowing cameras into their homes on a daily basis and Jon gives a pretty lame answer - something along the lines that if we didn't let the cameras in, there would be constant news reports about them over and over. I guess he is right, because the paparazzi are constantly hounding other families with multiples. Yeah, right. Another interesting thing to watch in the interview is Cara's body language. That poor girl is so miserable. It is painfully obvious that she would have much rather been at school with her friends. Somebody, please, make these two stop.

Anonymous said...

Anon 3:01
Actually, I've noticed a lot of book stores are lowering the price of the book, not just Amazon.com.

bcd5 said...

I watched the Gosselin's on Good Morning America this morning, and I must say, it could've been a lot worse. The kids were well-behaved for the most part, but then, they are coached to behave well for the cameras, so that was not a surprise. Cara was antisocial and Mady announced that "she hates it when her mom says her name" during introductions, but maybe those two poor girls are trying to make the public see how miserable they are. Kate's hair looked better today than it did in the "Mr. Mom" and "Tups Go To Preschool" episodes, however, I still think she needs some serious hairstlying therapy. Another thing that stuck out in my mind is that while Kate was preparing the meatloaf, she claimed that it was ALL ORGANIC. Hmmm... did she use organic ketchup, organic mayonnaise, and organic spices? The ketchup bottle looked like Heinz to me, and the mayo was either Hellman's or Kraft, and I have not yet seen those products in organic varieites. Correct me if I'm wrong! Lastly, I cannot fathom getting children that young up at probably 5 or 5:30 in the morning to do a television show - some of the younger girls were yawning on camera, did that not tell both the parents and the show's producers that it was too stinking early?! If Kate and Jon Gosselin had brains in their heads, they would be dangerous.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

My question is, why weren't the twins in school on a Thursday morning? Are the twins even attending school on a regular basis?


They attend a "small private school". We don't know how small or how private. It could be in their basement with them the only two students and tutors hired by TLC. Yeah, we see them getting on an off a bus. TLC could charter a bus to film them. It's easy to make anything appear like something else on TV. I caution everyone not to trust what you see on the show. It's a show. "Reality" is an oxymoron. Even if they do go to a real school, if it's small and private and The Show is paying for it, they could have teachers come in on weekends so the girls can make up the legally required number of days they must attend.

10/16/2008 6:22 AM
Anonymous said...

Another interesting thing to watch in the interview is Cara's body language. That poor girl is so miserable. It is painfully obvious that she would have much rather been at school with her friends.


To me she just looked like a bored 8 year old. We don't know what she was thinking, we're not mind readers. I would love to see Mady and Cara interviewed without Kate present. But of course she won't ever let that happen.

Anonymous said...

If she were really writing it for the kids, it wouldn't be for sale to the general public.

mommy2two said...

I watched GMA this morning and Cara did look miserable. She didn't smile once and is obviously sick of everything!

Kate gave same answers about writing the book that are on the press release - looked very rehearsed and she looked uncomfortable herself. Do you think she is just waiting for someone to side step the same easy questions and put them on the spot and ask the difficult one's?

Lame answer from Jon about why they are doing a tv show. I wonder if Cara or Mady heard the question from GMA and thought hey maybe someone out there is fighting for us to get the camera's out of our lives. Maybe it will give them some shred of hope that someone is out there asking the hard questions and pointing out that the kids are working, supporting their family with no privacy or protection from the law.

I can only imagine how the kids feel. Have you ever been somewhere and a stranger has taken an interest in your kids and keeps asking questions and tries to talk to them? I always feel so uncomfortable and just want to get away from them. Imagine millions of people having such an unusual interest in your kids - just strange!

Lonnyswife said...

According to the Oct 20 issue of People magazine:
Regarding the story titled
"Puppy Saver", about Bill Smith's crusade to save the dogs from the PA Amish puppy mills-----A spokesperson for PA Gov. Ed Rendell office said: We are revoking the kennel owner's license and are focused on updating PA'd dog laws to make sure they get the proper care.
Nice move Ed---now what about the child actors in your state??

Anonymous said...

I just finished reading "Multiple Blessings" and have to say, being a mother, was moved to tears by many of the things Kate talks about in the book. Immediatley, in the dedication of the book to Jon and her children she thanks the children for the privledge of being their mother. She had such wonderful words for Jon. After reading this book, I have a new appreciation for Jon and Kate Gosselin what they went through from conception, to bed rest in the hospital, to birth of the babies, bringing the babies home, and day to day happenings in the babies lives. I also understand how much they appreciate all of the assistance and donations they were given. I feel that Kate and Jon have a great realtionship. Kate really loves Jon and each of her children as an individual (boys and girls). She thinks the world of Jon as a husband and a father. They are not perfect, but their intentions are good and how much they love each other and their children is extraordinary. I beleive they are doing what they think is the very best for their family and always have them in their minds and hearts when making decisions.

Anonymous said...

Why did she dedicate the book to Jon when he is listed as one of the authors. I'm surprised she didn't dedicate it to herself.

ThreeFarmers said...

I just finished reading "Multiple Blessings" and have to say, being a mother, was moved to tears by many of the things Kate talks about in the book. Immediatley, in the dedication of the book to Jon and her children she thanks the children for the privledge of being their mother. She had such wonderful words for Jon. After reading this book, I have a new appreciation for Jon and Kate Gosselin what they went through from conception, to bed rest in the hospital, to birth of the babies, bringing the babies home, and day to day happenings in the babies lives. I also understand how much they appreciate all of the assistance and donations they were given. I feel that Kate and Jon have a great realtionship. Kate really loves Jon and each of her children as an individual (boys and girls). She thinks the world of Jon as a husband and a father. They are not perfect, but their intentions are good and how much they love each other and their children is extraordinary. I beleive they are doing what they think is the very best for their family and always have them in their minds and hearts when making decisions.

That's great. Just think, without all the fabrications, deceptions, misrepresentations, greed, child exploitation, and the fraudulent collecting of charitable dollars from those who can least afford it, Jon and Kate might be good people.

They wrote a book. Of course they are going to say good things about themselves in order to pull at the heartstrings of the general public. That is how they operate.

You can never tell a person's true character by what they say. It's their actions that reveal what is truly in their heart.

Anonymous said...

I'm an author, so I know what I'm talking about on this. Most books by those of us in the trenches don't get tours these days. However, celebrity books usually do. It's odd that the publisher wouldn't want to capitalize on the show's recent momentum.

Anonymous said...

I also understand how much they appreciate all of the assistance and donations they were given. I feel that Kate and Jon have a great realtionship. Kate really loves Jon and each of her children as an individual (boys and girls). She thinks the world of Jon as a husband and a father. They are not perfect, but their intentions are good and how much they love each other and their children is extraordinary. I beleive they are doing what they think is the very best for their family and always have them in their minds and hearts when making decisions.
False sentiments on a page doesn't change what I've seen on the TV repeatedly. If what Jon and Kate have is LOVE then no thanks, I'll keep what I have that includes mutual respect and support. They have a psychotic enabler relationship that is damaging those children. It's sad and disgusting to witness. And every time I see them no matter what the slogan on their shirts say I see a big flashing neon sign repeating over and over "THE LOVE OF MONEY IS THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL."
You might believe anything you want that's why people put out propaganda to get people to believe lies. Selling your children's dignity, privacy and childhood to the highest bidder is NOT what's best no matter what Jon and Kate mistakenly think and if they were great makers of sound decisions they'd still have family and friends in their lives. If nothing else tells me that they are toxic it's the total absence of friends and family. Another big waving red flag.
PT Barnum was not wrong when he said there is another sucker born every minute. When you buy the book do you get a free pair of rose colored glasses to go along with it?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I just finished reading "Multiple Blessings" and have to say, being a mother, was moved to tears by many of the things Kate talks about in the book. Immediatley, in the dedication of the book to Jon and her children she thanks the children for the privledge of being their mother. She had such wonderful words for Jon. After reading this book, I have a new appreciation for Jon and Kate Gosselin what they went through from conception, to bed rest in the hospital, to birth of the babies, bringing the babies home, and day to day happenings in the babies lives. I also understand how much they appreciate all of the assistance and donations they were given. I feel that Kate and Jon have a great realtionship. Kate really loves Jon and each of her children as an individual (boys and girls). She thinks the world of Jon as a husband and a father. They are not perfect, but their intentions are good and how much they love each other and their children is extraordinary. I beleive they are doing what they think is the very best for their family and always have them in their minds and hearts when making decisions.

10/16/2008 3:42 PM


Hmmm...sounds like Beth did a really good job writing the book then ;))

Anonymous said...

"I had told her (Carson) numerous times that I needed to write this book ... for the kids," Gosselin explained. "I need them to know how much that they were wanted, loved and know it wasn't the plan we had (to have them). It was the plan God had for our family."

No, she "needed" to write the book for money and publicity.

Why not just tell them they were wanted and loved??? Or better yet, show them? Actions speak louder than words. I don't doubt that the kids are loved, but I don't see much evidence that Jon and Kate try to show it on a regular basis (other than a forced hug and kiss here and there, for show). Treat your children with kindness, compassion, and respect and they will know that they are loved and wanted. I certainly can't see why they need a book to do that.

mollybloom said...

I'm a mother and Jon and Kate move me to tears too. Not in a good way.

sandyjean said...

Cara's body language?!! It was early in the morning all the kids were yawning...she is NOT a morning person and they have said that numerous times! She is also a very shy girl notice she is hardly ever on camera!!! She was probably really bashful!

Janis said...

Actually, I've noticed a lot of book stores are lowering the price of the book, not just Amazon.com.

At Sam's Club in Milwaukee, it's going for $11.76. No, didn't buy it

Anonymous said...

Please take this comment in a spirit of kindness. People who talk about how God has favored them and blessed them do not realize how much their comments can hurt people like me, who has buried her only child due to cancer. Why didn't God favor me? Wasn't my child good enough? What kind of God would punish a good mother like me while bestowing all the blessings on other mothers? Do you see where I am going with this?

God does not sit in Heaven with a clipboard and decide to reward the Gosselins or anyone else while punishing people like me and others who have lost their beloved children.

Please just consider yourself lucky, not blessed by God. I cannot believe any God would favor one child over another.

Anonymous said...

Oh anonymous, (7:22 PM)
I am so sorry to hear about your child. I do agree with you. I would like to hear them say...yes we have been blessed and we are very lucky. I have been blessed with a multi- handicapped child...so I wonder too.

Anonymous said...

I just finished reading "Multiple Blessings" and noticed that Aunt Jodi is hardly mentioned at all. Did Kate edit the book to removed any references to Aunt Jodi?

Anonymous said...

Noticed the following as I watched the GMA interview:

- Jon's answer to how the show started contradicted the episode "How We Got Here" where Kate said that she sent a tape of her family to various production companies/TV channels. She explained that they wanted a record of their children since they were too busy to film it themselves. Jon mentioned someone looking at their website and then contacting them.

- It appears that Cara and Mady miss many days of school. I have children and October is chockful of fun actvities: hayride and pumpking picking, Halloween party and parades, changing colors of leaves, Johnny Appleseed/bring an apple to school, as weel as many others. The two girls have no choice but to join the family dog and pony show.

- Hannah is quite the bully. She sat on her dad's lap for most of the interview. When she got down she proceeded to interrupt the play of two of the kids. The kids were quietly playing up to this point.

- I liked the fact that two of the girls took their sweaters off. Good for them. It's October, but quite warm. Not sweater weather at all. Why do the kids always appear to be in season-oriented costumes.

alana said...

I'd love to know who wrote the "Dedication" for this book of fiction.

We didn't hear or see any of this baloney lovey-dovey junk until these lie-dispelling truth-infused blogs, especially this one, took off.

About ten years ago there was another book, a best-seller, written by a former drug addict chronicling his experiences struggling to get clean and sober.

His book tour was hugely successful until he appeared on the "OPRAH" show. Whoops. It turned out he was nothing more than a charlatan whose book was a fabricated sham.

He had so insulted the intelligence of his faithful fans, that the only way to rehabilitate himself was to re-release the book as Fiction and offer refunds to everyone who had purchased his initial book of lies.

It was during his second appearance on "OPRAH" that the truth came out.

Here's hoping KON has a book tour appearance, their second, scheduled for her show.

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Kate's blatant favoritism of Hannah...

So many of Kate's personality characteristics have turned out to be disingenuous; flat out phony. "Me thinks thou doth protest too loud" when she insists for the eighty-fifth time, how much she wishes she was Korean; her big desire "to look more like" her children.

I can't help but wonder if what she truthfully wants is for her children to look more like her. After all, she is the great Kate and it's ALL about her.

Hannah is the most un-Korean looking child. And she's a girl.

Aunt Connie said...

Of course their book was well written. Of course it was meant to "move me to tears." Of course we know that Kate dreams up her own words and none of them are as eloquent as the words used in the book. Don't we all know the words in the book were Beth's words?

Also, this morning on GMA Mady was the only one dressed in a white top. All the other kids were in black and red. I thought Mady was "showing off" quite a bit, even while watching the camera. Cara looked totally miserable.

Anonymous said...

""There are two new episodes each week which are 22 minutes long so total that's 44 minutes out of the week. These kids aren't under the hot blaring lights and around strangers 24/7""

Yeah, they drive all day to look at real estate spend hours there, and then drive back in the dark all in 22 minutes.

They also flew to Utah and went snowboarding and skiing in 22 minutes.

The trip to Hawaii? Quickest vacation ever- you guessed it, 22 minutes.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I just finished reading "Multiple Blessings" and noticed that Aunt Jodi is hardly mentioned at all. Did Kate edit the book to removed any references to Aunt Jodi?

My guess is, the book had been highly revised post events surrounding Aunt Jodi. Typical life of J & K Gosselin; revise, edit, re invent.

Anonymous said...

How very "1984" of them.

Anonymous said...

Celebrity books get touted when they are through a mainstream publisher like Random House. This book was publish by a Christian one. These people are not Hollywood celebrities. If they were, the freebies would be a 100 times worse.

Anonymous said...

Sandy Jean,
Perhaps, if she is a shy, bashful girl, who is not a morning person, she should not be forced to appear on a very early morning show in front of cameras and an audience of millions. Maybe everyone was yawning, but she was the only one who looked miserable and she physically separated herself from her family. She belongs in school with her friends.

Anonymous said...

In response to: "She is also a very shy girl notice she is hardly ever on camera!!! She was probably really bashful!"

Just because Cara is rarely shown 'on camera' does not exclude the fact that she is subjected to on almost a daily basis, an environment consisting of a camera and production crew. The absence of Cara being the focus of camera time does not mean that she is not potentially affected by its presence.

Anonymous said...

I read the book today in 2 hours at Barnes & Noble and I must say, it was pretty boring. I kept reminding myself to try to read through the eyes of a sheeple too and I was still bored. There wasn't really much information in there that we don't already know from TV.

Kate flat out says she bonded with Hannah first and sort of implies that they still have the closest bond and she's unapolagetic about it because Hannah was the first baby she got to hold.

There's a lot of damage control about her reaction to the remodel of their first home. She makes it sound like the TV show did all the work and she was just too distracted on the reveal day because it was their first time home with the 8 kids, they were tired and they had a camera crew and volunteers in their face. We all know that members of their church put in a lot of time and she dismisses it because it was not her style.

I had other observations, but my mind is on overload....write more later.

Anonymous said...

The book also mentions Kate's parents and siblings numerous times leading up to and after the sextuplets were born. I was disappointed that there was no explanation about how such loving, supporting family deserves to be cut off from the grandchildren/nieces and nephews that they love so much.

Anonymous said...

I have to laugh...in the GMA interview Kate says it's going to be very lonely when they go to school. Why? Because the camera crew won't be there? or because it will just be her and Jon? UGH...she drives me crazy!

Anonymous said...

Well, yes she'd be lonely she is so used to having 6 kids there at all times! Why is that so funny? She probably wont know what to do with herself when they are all gone...peace and quiet for a change!

Anonymous said...

I was just curious as to how "Multiple Blessings" is doing in sales. Check out the link below to the Zondervan website - I am shocked! It's currently #5 on the New York Times Bestseller List and #31 on USA Today's Bestseller List. I can't believe it made the New York Times list. What does this say about citizens of our country??? They not only believe this load of crap that KON is selling, they're buying it, too. How depressing. The blurb also says that that KON's NYC "book tour" will be featured as an episode on their show. No shame, simply NO shame.
LINK:
http://www.zondervan.com/Cultures/en-S/NewsRoom/NewsReleases/Multiple+Blessings+the+Story+of+the+Gosselin+Family+Claims+Spots+on+Bestseller+Lists.htm?QueryStringSite=Zondervan

Anonymous said...

"The blurb also says that that KON's NYC "book tour" will be featured as an episode on their show."

And with much predictability, this so called book tour will take place with in a 'by invitation only' venue surrounded by the faithful sheeple who have signed a confidentially agreement and who have purchased the book already and or will be shown lining up butts to nuts to purchase an exclusive J & K autographed copy.
J & K will sit behind a table on their pseudo 'thrones' with their newly whitened teeth and freshly transplanted hair and bask in the
presence of their loyal devotees as the 8 Gosselin children wearing the new fall/winter collection by Gymboree, occupy themselves as they play with toys recently 'purchased' by J & K ...cut to Kmart commercial.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"The blurb also says that that KON's NYC "book tour" will be featured as an episode on their show."

And with much predictability, this so called book tour will take place with in a 'by invitation only' venue surrounded by the faithful sheeple who have signed a confidentially agreement and who have purchased the book already and or will be shown lining up butts to nuts to purchase an exclusive J & K autographed copy.
J & K will sit behind a table on their pseudo 'thrones' with their newly whitened teeth and freshly transplanted hair and bask in the
presence of their loyal devotees as the 8 Gosselin children wearing the new fall/winter collection by Gymboree, occupy themselves as they play with toys recently 'purchased' by J & K ...cut to Kmart commercial.
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Yes, another totally "staged" event for the show. KON will be autographing the books, no doubt...Gee, I wonder if they will make those sheeple pay $20 for their autograph - a personalized one may cost an extra ten bucks. In keeping with the intensive damage control, I would assume that TLC/Figure 8 will have told Kate that she has to "be nice and smile" while they are signing and the sheeple are peeing their pants in delight over seeing KON in person. Sickening!!!

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Ilovemykids said...

Shoot, save your money and buy the book on Amazon - it's only $11.99!!!

Of course, I have no intention of buying the book and adding to Kon's coffers. However, I might browse through once it hits the Dollar Tree.

Anonymous said...

I like how the moderator on this blog only post what is in he/she's favor (aka: negative opinion) of dragging down the Gosselins. BTW, Kate gives credit to science, not just God, for their children

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YOUR post made it through, didn't it?

Anonymous said...

Shannon said...
I like how the moderator on this blog only post what is in he/she's favor (aka: negative opinion) of dragging down the Gosselins. BTW, Kate gives credit to science, not just God, for their children.
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She does give credit to science - you are right about that! However, she was sure to give science credit in that she said, "Man created infertility drugs; therefore, it is society's responsibility to pay for raising them [the kids]." Interesting how she uses science when it is convenient to her. She uses "God" or "Science" at any given moment - it depends on what her material needs/wants are. If she has to throw out "Science" to get what she wants, she will. She is neither a christian nor a spiritual person on any level. She worships the GREED deity. Nothing but a lying hypocrite.

Shannon said...
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Anonymous said...

She does give credit to science - you are right about that! However, she was sure to give science credit in that she said, "Man created infertility drugs; therefore, it is society's responsibility to pay for raising them [the kids]." Interesting how she uses science when it is convenient to her. She uses "God" or "Science" at any given moment - it depends on what her material needs/wants are. If she has to throw out "Science" to get what she wants, she will. She is neither a christian nor a spiritual person on any level. She worships the GREED deity. Nothing but a lying hypocrite.
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I also posted on this very thing. Kate constantly contradicts herself because she says/does things that suit her AT THAT MOMENT. She does not think in the past, only what is the HERE AND NOW. Unfortunately, we non-sheeples don't have selective short-term memories, so we can and do call her on her constant hypocrosies.

Anonymous said...

I read the book and I couldn't put it down. I think I read it in about two hours.

I heart Kate!!

Anonymous said...

According to some posts I've read elsewhere, I understand the Good Housekeeping cover was redistributed in some markets without Kon on the cover. Does anyone else know about this? Care to elaborate?

Anonymous said...

shannon, Jesus is trying very hard to love you right now

Anonymous said...

How ironic! "Multiple Blessings" is number five on the New York Times Best Seller List and KON is so uneducated and intellectually unsophisticated, they probably don't even know what that means. They only know that it means big $$$$$ coming into their coffers. Trailer trash "writes" a best seller - too funny! How about Beth Carson being given credit for the reason it's on the NYT list???

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I read the book and I couldn't put it down. I think I read it in about two hours.
I heart Kate!!
____________________
Not clear what you mean. I never heard the word "heart" used as a verb. Or - did you mean to type "hate" - as in "I hate Kate?"

C said...

I would much rather see a book from Aunt Jodi about all the behind the scenes info and truths about these two scam artists. Now THAT would be worth paying for and reading, not this garbage.

Tracy said...

We all know that they really meant for the name of the book to be "Multiple Ble$$ing$" rather than
"Multiple Ble88ings".

babeeberry said...

Anon said:

Not clear what you mean. I never heard the word "heart" used as a verb. Or - did you mean to type "hate" - as in "I hate Kate?"
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My 16 year old daughter and her friends use this term with their boyfriends "I heart Mike" "I heart my Ipod" stuff like that. I've never heard an adult use it, but then again most Kate fans are on the younger side....imo of course.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The book also mentions Kate's parents and siblings numerous times leading up to and after the sextuplets were born. I was disappointed that there was no explanation about how such loving, supporting family deserves to be cut off from the grandchildren/nieces and nephews that they love so much.

IMO, Kate gives explanation as to why they have cut themselves from family and friends in her comment that she firmly believes that it is the goal of those who criticize, even the Christians in that they believe J&K's decision to do the show will tear the family apart. It seems as if those who did/do criticize, even the Christians were correct in their predictions. The circumstances surrounding J &K's estrangement from Aunt Jodi and her family has been a direct result of negotiations involving the show.

Laura Linger said...

I'm not interested in tearing their family apart.

I am interested in two able-bodied adults who refuse to stop using their innocent children as a gravy train by which they can fulfill every single one of their greedy desires.

And I am interested in people who...for reasons that frankly boggle my mind...continue to defend them for doing so.

Anonymous said...

Financial strain? Are you kidding me? These people need a lesson on living with financial strain. Foreclosures, plant closings, choosing to pay for food or prescriptions, cutting back on every possible expenditure.....this is the reality of financial strain that the average working family is facing. Not what outfit to wear on the next episode, what new & exciting place to take the kids next, which new vehicle will we drive or which vacation to plan next. Give me a break! In the first episodes of this show, they both had jobs. Then Kate quit and now Jon never goes to work either. How many families live like this? My Aunt raised 16 children, all single births. Anyone ever hear of her? Not! Anyone can give birth, it wasn't the Immaculate Conception, it was drugs. Greed has become obvious and a way of life for this family. When it all comes to an end (and it will) how are these kids gonna make it? Do they know that the real world isn't like the world they are sheltered in? I hope at least they have made wise investments with the loot they have hauled in over the years. With free clothing, free food, free vacations, free cars, free everything, I would certainly hope so.
Too many people are hiding behind the Christian banner. Step out and be who you really are. The Gosselin's as we see them every week on TV are not the real Gosselins away from the camera, I guarantee.

What a Kon said...

They say there wasn't going to be a book tour and then in the next paragraph, list all of Kon's appearances and magazine features. Hello, isn't that a book tour?

kate is a cocky bitch said...

Admins, why am I still seeing Anonymous comments?

RoxyRosie2 said...
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JoyeRene said...

kate is a cocky bitch said...

[Admins, why am I still seeing Anonymous comments?]

This is a post that was started quite a while ago. Please check the dates on the comments, and you will notice that the comments that are anonymous are from back in October before our policy changed.

mikemom said...

No book tour??? Kate will be signing copies of "her" book at Barnes and Noble this week in Granville, Michigan

Mikemom said...

Then she appears Friday at Schular books in Lansing Michigan to sign copies of the book................looks like a tour to me

mill3kids said...

Yay!! Kate's book "non-tour" is coming to my local Barnes and Noble tonight in Michigan. I hope the lines aren't too long to get her autograph. I just finished reading the newspaper article and can just tell what a "real" person Kate still is. "We are the same people and have not changed within ourselves.." I know she will be very kind, receptive and accommodating to all of the local fans, "...with the release of our first book I am enjoying signing it and seeing the joy on people's faces as they talk about it."
BARF!!
No, I will never buy that thing, but I must admit that I plan on trolling B & N tonight just to get a glimpse of the QFI in action. I wonder if Zondervan Publishing provides Kate's tush with her favorite plastic lawn chair. Shame on you Zondervan, with your low moral standards on exploiting innocent children and yet you still consider yourselves a Christian publishing house and publish the Bible??

SAHM said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shannon said...
BTW, Kate gives credit to science, not just God, for their children.
_________________
She does give credit to science - you are right about that! However, she was sure to give science credit in that she said, "Man created infertility drugs; therefore, it is society's responsibility to pay for raising them [the kids]."

10/24/2008 3:42 PM
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You know what makes me sick about her comments re: it being society's responsibility to pay for raising her kids and that it was God's Plan.... If it was TRULY God's plan, she would not have needed Infertility drugs to begin with. AND since she CHOSE to have IUI, she also had the CHOICE to reduce and seeing as though she didn't consult ME (Me - being a responsible member of society) on either of those issues, its not MY responsibility to pay for a damn thing! Grow up Kate and be a parent!!!!!!

fxfanatic said...

need them to know how much that they were wanted, loved and know it wasn't the plan we had (to have them). It was the plan God had for our family."

Just what all children need. To know they weren't planned.

I'm glad she's not my mom.

C said...

mikemom said...
No book tour??? Kate will be signing copies of "her" book at Barnes and Noble this week in Granville, Michigan

12/08/2008 9:49 PM


Mikemom said...
Then she appears Friday at Schular books in Lansing Michigan to sign copies of the book................looks like a tour to me

12/08/2008 9:57 PM

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Mikemom - where are you reading this at?

mikemom said...

I just happen to google Kate Gosselin book signing...in between all the negative sites listed there were a couple of signings listed........

Niki said...

This link is about Kate in Michigan for the book tour.

http://tinyurl.com/5bb3b6

Pamela Jaye said...

hmmm...

I haven't read every post and every blog article here, so it may have already been said but it seems to me that - actually I looked it up - there are two remaining out of the Dionne quintuplets.

I don't actually have to wonder what they think of all this, considering their history, I only wonder if they are aware of it all.

Does TLC have a sister station in Canada?

I'm fairly sure that since the Dionne's, there has not been a case of exposure this intense (I saw the Fischer quints in one issue of Life or Look or whatever, the Kienast quints were in GH once a year, and someone interviewed the Dilley's on their birthdays, I believe.
The Dionne's were before my time, though. I think I must have seen a movie about them.)

Off all the people who would be upset by this ongoing exposure, my guess is that they would be the most.

also, my sympathies to the woman who lost her child. I know what it's like to have people imply that if bad things happen to you, it's cause you aren't spiritual enough, or pleasing God enough, or whatever. Try to remember that the people who say such things will have to answer to the God into whose mouth they are putting these words.
Hang in there.

Pamela Jaye said...

oh and I forgot to mention how upset I am at Kate for making Christians look bad. (though so many of us can do that all by ourselves at any time without her help, she really... I don't think she even realizes she is doing this. or perhaps she doesn't care. perhaps all of us who pray, should pray that Someone show this to her)

And now that I have thrown my stones, I'm going back into my glass house...

Christine said...

I was thinking about her 'book tour' and 'work in NYC' that she's been doing lately. I wonder if she truly enjoys it. Truly enjoys being away from her kids like this, leaving everything up to Jon to take care of (we all know how OCD and a control freak and how the tups have to 'stay on schedule', etc.)

I wonder if she feels a total lack of control over her situation now, her life isn't hers, she's working for other people, they are telling her when and where to travel. She stated how she never wanted to work again, that was her goal, but in reality, she is working again. Jon is the stay at home mom. She is away from her kids, during the holidays especially has to be hard, and not only traveling but dealing with the stresses and problems of being Kate Gosselin. The mom so many have come to love to hate.

On top of all that we can see a marriage that never was a healthy one to begin with, definitely adding a huge stress of being under the microscope of this TV show, and now Kate being gone out of the home and Jon carrying all the stress of dealing with 8 kids every day and night. I know he does alot of work, but now he's doing all of it? Cooking, laundry and cleaning too? And if it all doesn't get done, then Kate comes home to a messy house? I don't know but I can definitely see alot more piled on top of an already shaky marriage. Don't even get me started on how the kids must be dealing with all this.

I think her book should have been called "Mixed Blessings" not Multiple Blessings. Be careful what you wish for Kate, you just may get it. Oh and I think Kate's the perfect example of Money Can't Buy You Happiness! She still seems like one of the most unhappy people on earth.

Addison said...

I had no idea "minus" was a verb.

Leeza said...

I suspect that before too long when the series is done (How much longer can it continue?? Maybe one more season?) We will read about the sensationaly divorce between J&K. I see it happening. She has no regard for him (seems like she loaths him) and J is half a step away from an affair (if he hasn't already with his exercise instructor). Their relationship won't last.

bradleymom said...

Mommy2Two said...
Maybe it will give them some shred of hope that someone is out there asking the hard questions and pointing out that the kids are working, supporting their family with no privacy or protection from the law.

We have all discussed numerous times that the tups' are supporting their parents, but something in the way Mommy2Two phrased "the kids are working and supporting their family" hit me righ upside the head.

I am totally against what they do, always have been, but this wording was just so striking. When something really hits me I repeat it quite a few times in my head. These kids are WORKING AND SUPPORTING an entire FAMILY. Why should there even be a debate, or different viewpoints, or sheeple vs. non-sheeple discussions. Why isn't child protective services, or authorities, or legislative bodies putting an immediate halt to this. It just really struck me tonight - there is no need for debate - they are working, (under incredibly hot lights) for long hours. They are also shown naked or partially clothed! If these same photos or film was on a sickos computer he would be arrested. Period. I don't know if I can stomach one more person defending them.

(An aside: 3 Farmers - notice I managed to do the whole other post in the beginning, because of you, my helpful peep.)

bradleymom said...

Anonymous said...
Please take this comment in a spirit of kindness. People who talk about how God has favored them and blessed them do not realize how much their comments can hurt people like me, who has buried her only child due to cancer. Why didn't God favor me? Wasn't my child good enough? What kind of God would punish a good mother like me while bestowing all the blessings on other mothers? Do you see where I am going with this?

God does not sit in Heaven with a clipboard and decide to reward the Gosselins or anyone else while punishing people like me and others who have lost their beloved children.

Please just consider yourself lucky, not blessed by God. I cannot believe any God would favor one child over another.

10/16/2008 7:32 PM

What a valid point. People always say they are blessed by God - but if they believe that then they would also have to believe he controls the heartbreaking tragedies that happen. Instead of an obvious God reference (you know, the whole I am praying for you) - I would like to tell you that I am sending positive energy your way, and an evening filled with beautiful memories of your child. I say, "for this evening" because I am sure you must have to look at things with a "one day at a time" approach to deal with such a loss.

ThreeFarmers said...

(An aside: 3 Farmers - notice I managed to do the whole other post in the beginning, because of you, my helpful peep.)

I have no idea what you're thanking me for, but I appreciate it.

bradleymom said...

There's a lot of damage control about her reaction to the remodel of their first home. She makes it sound like the TV show did all the work and she was just too distracted on the reveal day because it was their first time home with the 8 kids, they were tired and they had a camera crew and volunteers in their face. We all know that members of their church put in a lot of time and she dismisses it because it was not her style.


SO Kate thinks it is difficult to have a camera and crew in her face and it makes her distracted and tired? Wow, what an insight. Maybe the kids feel.........

bradleymom said...

ThreeFarmers said...
(An aside: 3 Farmers - notice I managed to do the whole other post in the beginning, because of you, my helpful peep.)

I have no idea what you're thanking me for, but I appreciate it.

12/10/2008 9:01 PM

I asked about a week ago if anyone could explain how to get another post at the beginning of my post for easier referencing. You gave a detailed explanation - which even my electronically challenged self could follow. So, thanks again.

Hope said...

No book tour?!? I think that's just PR. She was in Grand Rapids, MI last week (I think?!?) at Borders doing a signing. I didn't go but I saw pics. She's SOOOO skinny! Also, I guess she didn't talk to anyone, was pretty rude, and just signed the books. I think "unfriendly" was the word they used. Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't you think travelling to random states to do book signings is a book tour? I guess I don't know. And, I think Zondervan is from Grand Rapids. I could also be wrong on that as well.

Lfwh said...

Hope said...
No book tour?!? I think that's just PR. She was in Grand Rapids, MI last week (I think?!?) at Borders doing a signing. I didn't go but I saw pics. She's SOOOO skinny! Also, I guess she didn't talk to anyone, was pretty rude, and just signed the books. I think "unfriendly" was the word they used. Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't you think travelling to random states to do book signings is a book tour? I guess I don't know. And, I think Zondervan is from Grand Rapids. I could also be wrong on that as well
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I noticed that in "Twins Play Mommy" ep that she seemed really thin (her arms especially). I also read somewhere that she works out like 45 minutes a day now that she and Jon are D-lister celebs.

I am not surprised that she was rude and wouldn't talk to people. You can see it on show when she's out in public. She has that Marlena Dietrich air about her from that film with the line "I want to be alone!" Kate literally sticks her nose in the air when they are in public places. And when she greets people you can tell that she shakes their hand in a very weak way, like she's not interested.

goredsox said...

I was at Barnes and Noble today and there, front and center, was a rack with copies of MB.

I was waiting in line, which happened to be close to the MB rack, and overheard a woman telling her friend "That woman is such a bitch - I would never buy that book. What a joke !" as she walked by.

I couldn't help but chuckle to myself.