The Book - Is it Lies To or About My Children?

Beware of Tuesday. Shilling for the book begins in earnest.

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GoPoshGo said...

This book is simply a disgusting invasion of the kids' privacy. Kate and Zondervan have gone beyond scraping the bottom of the chum bucket for book ideas. This one just crosses the line in the most inexcusable and indefensible ways. Shame on all of them. I hope mainstream America gets wind of this tome of trash, and Kate is finally called out as the talentless, child-prostituting, fame-whore that she really is.

Pathetically, you know the Sheeple will be lining up starting Monday night, camping out in their white plastic chairs outside their local bookstores, noses pressed to the windows, fogging up the glass, drooling in anticipation of their Queen’s latest dose of kool-aid.

My hope: this book will be “Exhibit A” in Jon’s latest custody battle.

Tangerine Tanya said...

Kate allowed the camera crew to film the tups bm and other personal things.This book should come as no surprise. Kate does not value ANYTHING sacred when it comes to her family so long as it bring in the money. She is terribly disgusting.

Tami said...

Anyone who buys this is pathetic. What a waste of time. I know who will buy it--sheeple who want to go on a book tour and meet her and have her sign it. That is the only way she will give fans the time of day; if they buy her ridiculous, boring books. This book is embarrassing. I was writing in the 2 diaries I keep for my youngest children today and there is no way I would publish this stuff. That kind of thing is not for public consumption. Because really, who would be interested anyway??

Kart-zilla said...

I went over to Amazon.com to see how the pre-sales of this lame book was going. To my surprise, there was one topic thread posted by Drache Princess entitled:

"GWOP encouraging haters to post negative thigns here."

followed by the babbling comment:

START
"Why is it that GWOP thinks it is okay behavior to gather in a community to hate Kate and encourage people to write letters to her publishers, give bad book reviews, contact promoters, email and contact her speaking engagements to intentionally try to sabotage Kate? It is illegal behavior to try to cause financial damage to someone and emotional distress when you act with malicious intent for that agenda and outcome.

It is different if you truly read the book, but if you are addicted to hating her and then together bully and rally together to try to hurt her, all because of a stupid MOST INSANE ugly hate blog that was created by jealous bitter neighbors of the Gosselins? Then Aunt Jodi and her sister posting there too, feeding the hate frenzy.

There are some deranged and sick people out there, that is a form of harassment and stalking and it is not behavior any of you haters should be proud of, you should be ashamed and start walking a better path. You all pretend to be Christians and you pretend to hide behind child advocacy but how is trying to destroy a mother's attempt to financially provide for her 8 children child advocate work?

It isn't, it is the devil's work, through each of you that is guilty of doing it.

I hope you change your ways, it is not too late for a do over in life, but when your time is up, you will be held accountable for this type of hate and behavior, by the ONE that matters most." END

Um....

NO Drache Princess,
1) we are not Kate's neighbor
2) we are not pretend Christians. 3) We are not out to GET her.

When you say the ONE who matters most are you referring to God or to Kate because for sheeples, Kate is all who matters. Thanks for clarifying.Now please excuse me as I hurl my cereal.

IDModo said...

Tami said:Who would be interested anyway?
-The pathetic women who call the children"Our children by another mother" and believe that somehow they are Kate's sisters; who have no lives and live vicariously through her; who are so demented that they pledge undying love for a woman they have never met
-Pedophiles who want some more pictures and exciting (to them) details of the children's bodily functions, to be used to augment their fantasies..
When is somebody going to wake up to the incredible danger they are putting these children in? Either of these two groups of people could spawn one for whom worshipping from afar becomes not enough to satisfy his/her cravings for closeness/ self gratification.It would be so easy to abscond with one child when the nanny is distracted.
I hope Jon's lawyer is aware of this possibility and is able to use it in the proceedings.Kate is not able to keep those children safe as an absentee parent.They need to be out of the public eye RIGHT NOW. I would be interested to know what, if any, safety measures have been put in place to guard the children from harm.
I'm not overreacting, I worked in a program with sex offenders for several years, and I know just how devious and driven their behaviour can be. The more visual and verbal stimulation they get, the more likely they are to offend.IMO Kate is setting her children up for potantial disaster.And SHE needs a bodyguard??

momof3kidsand3dogs said...

While Kate is doing her so called "book tour" I just wish one reputable interviewer would ask her one question . Kate, why did you choose to share these very private letters to your children with the entire world?!? What kind of spin could she put on that one? Or would she just, for once, tell the truth: To make more money... for my children ,of course.

mimi33 said...

i just read an excerpt from this book online. kate should have titled it "i just want you (and the world) to know...." there is no amount of money that could persuade me to publicly humiliate my own children like she has done. every time i see her, i thank the Lord for my small house, old car, and the blessed anonymity in which my family lives.

Bonnie said...

I feel so bad for these children, everything and I mean EVERYTHING has been put into the public domain for everyone to see.

My family going up was no piece of cake but I know that most of what I went through is private and shared among my siblings only. As an adult I can choose to share or not share information too bad these kids can't say the same.

If she had any shame, sadly she has none, she would never allow such personal things to be on display. Wish that Jon could stop this invasion of privacy - AGAIN - but I fear it's too late for late.

How sad. :(

Lucy said...

Khate just doesn't get anything! You can't keep invading your childrens' privacy, and ignoring their need to be children, and expect them to grow up to be psychologically healthy, happy adults! She is a sad and very disturbed "parent". Mr. List needs to get a copy of this book as well as tapes of all the "Jon & Khate plus 8" series in which Khate abused her children and her husband. How else can this sick lady ever be stopped? Shame on the publisher too!

RachelDean said...

this book looks very intersting actually. i think that this will be a top seller the kids are adorable. Jon, well i hope he is not mentioned in the book at all! I hate hate Jon!!!

BadToTheBoneKhate said...

"Sell-out" is the phrase for Khate. The children's privacy is of no concern to Khate as long as she is making money. Growing up is hard enough without having your mother post all of your concerns/flaws to the public. Does she know or care how cruel other children can be to her children with this all of the info from this book, on top of all of HER craziness??! Does he even give a crap, or are her kids a means to whatever insane end she chooses, to put "food on the table." Give me a break -There are plenty of opportunites for Kate to make money without exploiting her kids. Simply disgusting. I predict her show with the kids will Not go well. These kids are left without a parent to deal with the kids in terms of her horrible ongoing choices time and time again. And she is rarely there to address THEIR issues with the very public divorce, humilation exposure, never mind addressing their day to day issues. Bad to the bone comes to mind when thinking of Khate. How she can justify using her kids in this book in this manner is disgusting. There is NOTHING good about it. She should be completely ashamed of herself, but she will NEVER realize that. God help these kids.

Lucy said...

"this book looks very intersting actually. i think that this will be a top seller the kids are adorable". In all due respect, I vehemently disagree with the above poster's comment. Putting your most intimate supposed best wishes for your children and their "so called faults" as you their "parent" see it, for all the world to read is NOT interesting. It is psychologically damaging to the children. The kids should NOT be adorable to the world; they should be adorable to and protected by their parents and relatives. Children are not entities like zoo animals just for the display to and pleasure of casual onlookers. JMHO.

N.E. Psychologist said...

Lucy said (snipped) Children are not entities like zoo animals just for the display to and pleasure of casual onlookers.
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AMEN.

minka's tail said...

Kate has no judgment, but where is the judgment of her publisher? Of all the projects they could have had her do, couldn't they find something less potentially offensive?

I think the recipe book was a much better idea. Do you know why that was dropped? Was it because she didn't create any of those recipes herself and would have to pay royalties/get permission from whomever did?

Even a biography of her side of the divorce, while it would probably be laughable and dishonest, wouldn't be so exploitative of the kids.

My only hope is that the book isn't that bad--that mostly she praises the kids and there really are Kate haters out to make her look bad by focusing on a couple of negative comments here and there. If she goes on about how Leah is the best swimmer and the best gymnast, a few complaints about her vomiting won't amount to much.

I'm hoping, anyway. For the kids' sake

Dorothy Grimes said...

Personally I think everything Jon and Kate touches is a lie. Now I read Jon wants back on Kate's new show. I am now convinced all this legal nonsense back and forth IN THE TABLOIDS is just for ratings. Sorry all I am done with them.

thunderbird said...

When those poor kids become teens, look out. It's hard enough going through those turbulant years without everyone around you having access to personal private information paraded around as a "love letter" from their faux mother. I believe it will be the straw that breaks the camel's back, even if the kids forgive everything else Kate has put them through (doubtful) this will be one thing they won't forgive.

It might even happen sooner; Mady and Cara are smart young ladies, they surely understand what's going on.

Lucy said...

Gee, another comment I disagree with ... "a few complaints about her (Leah) vomiting won't amount to much".
If your mother published an account of your vomiting in a book for all the world to see, and you are an adult not a child, would you appreciate it or think your mother wanted to love and protect you? I think not! Sorry, after reading the excerpts on the internet, this book, IMO, is nothing more than an example of published child abuse. I will now get off my soapbox!

Cry Me a River said...

I tried to get to the Zondervan excerpts from Gosselins 15 minutes and with my browser and could not do so. Does anyone know where else thee first 20 pages of the book might be?

Two clueless idiots said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again...pre-adolescence is such a terribly tumultuous time even for kids in the most secure of environments. I can't imagine Mady and Cara's reaction to this book. I can only hope their mother was wise enough to realize what might or might not be embarrassing to them before she "wrote" it. My daughter is the exact same age as the twins, is from a secure and stable home, and is SO easily and unpredictably embarrassed by the slightest thing I might do or say! I can't imagine how violated Mady and Cara feel by the public events of the last few years, much less this stupid book. I know without a shadow of a doubt that my daughter would consider any sort of publicly published "letter" to her to be a violation of her privacy. She's a very secure, confident child who has never experienced any sort of major life disruption like the twins have, and still, she would be humiliated and she wouldn't hesitate to let me know it! Yet another poor parenting choice, but no real surprise.

MickeyMcKean said...

TO: The Sheeple who believe only posters on GWOP are the only ones who think something is terribly wrong with Kate's new book, I hereby post the following article and its link:

Kate Gosselin Publishes ‘I Just Want You To Know’ – Guilt Trip Book For Her Children

Saturday, April 10, 2010
By admin

Kate Gosselin is once again using the power of the pen – this time to inflict serious wounds against the 8 children she so desperately had to have.

Her latest book, I Just Want You To Know: Letters to My Kids on Love, Faith and Family hits retailers shelves on Monday and gives TMI.. too much information.. about her feelings about her young kids that were dragged into her train wreck of a life. How this book applies to the public at large, I’m not sure.

Kate takes the time to assess the character of each of her children. She writes son Aaden, “As a baby you regularly cried inconsolably.”

Collin didn’t fare better in mom’s eyes. “You have challenged my authority greatly. I called daddy at work many times.. because you would not obey.”

Little Leah didn’t get a rave review from her mother, either. “Although cute, you were a difficult baby.”

..and it goes on from there.

It seems that Kate never heard the wise advise my grandmother gave me.. if you don’t have anything good to say, don’t say anything at all.. especially if it’s geared towards the children you had to have science create.

In addition to her new book, Kate is performing on the TV series Dancing With The Stars and has signed on for a new reality show, Twist Of Kate slated to air on TLC. Her ex-husband, Jon Gosselin, recently filed for primary custody of the kids. His lawyer alleges that Kate is an “absentee parent.”

http://www.timesoftheinternet.com/briefs/kate-gosselin-publishes-i-just-want-you-to-know-guilt-trip-book-for-her-children/

chocobi said...

Check out the fabulous comments section attached to this Huffington Post response to the "book." Scathing and very well-deserved.

IDModo said...

Hey Kart-Zilla: I googled Drache and came up with " A mythical beast that spits fire and battles knights in shining armour".Hope your stomach is feeling better after the hurl.All us knights in shining armour gotta stick together!Loved your response to Drache Princess.

NeitherProJonORKate said...

While I think this book is an all new low for Kate I dont think it will provide any fuel for Jon possibly getting custody of the kids, ONLY because he doesnt really want custody anyways.
The book is sick though, and a definite invasion of the childrens privacy.

Hard to Keep Loving Jon said...

The fact that Amazon has discounted the book less than 1/2 (before publishing date) tells all, don't you think?

debbiejo said...

I'm reminded of the line that was uttered in the US Congress to Sen Joe McCarthy

"You've done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?"

Khart....have you no sense of decency? Is nothing private?

Two clueless idiots said...

I am compiling a list of questions I would like to see Joy Behar ask Kate when she appears on her show later this week. However, I can't find a direct link to her contact information on the CNN website - all contact/feedback just seems to go into a general feedback forum. Any suggestions? THANKS!

Hard to Keep Loving Jon said...

Interesting........
Zondervan's entire webiste is down.

Doubt that it has anything to do w/herself?

Hard to Keep Loving Jon said...

Zondervan is currently "out of order."
Anyone wonder why?

Hippie Chick said...

GoPoshGo Said...

Pathetically, you know the Sheeple will be lining up starting Monday night, camping out in their white plastic chairs outside their local bookstores, noses pressed to the windows, fogging up the glass, drooling in anticipation of their Queen’s latest dose of kool-aid.

Nope...Too lazy. I don't see that happening at all. That book will be in the bargain bin before we know it. Yay for small favors.

Lesley said...

Collin didn’t fare better in mom’s eyes. “You have challenged my authority greatly. I called daddy at work many times.. because you would not obey.”

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Yay, Collin! Keep challenging that bitch's authority! Someone has to!

Gotta wonder though, if this is what she said about Collin, how did poor Mady (who challenges Khate's authority even more) fare?

Only a couple more days , Tony! said...

Um----pardon me but I am confused. How can she be going on a BOOK TOUR when she is ON DWTS?? DOes she know something we (The stoopid masses and peons) don't know??
I think DWTS thing was rigged all along and I agree withthose who have said she will "Go" come this Tuesday nite. And act ALL surprised about it.
At least TOny will have a normal peaceful life again.

chocobi said...

The Zondervan site seems to be back up now. Maybe it really was just maintenance, as they claimed.

For anybody interested in reading or hearing excerpts from this "book" for themselves, here are the links:

Read an Excerpt

Hear Kate Drone an Excerpt

Denise said...

Don't waste your time with Behar, she likes Kate.

MickeyMcKean said...

Since I stopped watching THE VIEW after Kate was on last fall as a co-host, I hope that someone who posts on this blog will let us know whether or not any of the women, especially the vocal mothers - Sherry, Elizabeth, Joy, Babs or Whoopi - has the guts to question Kate about what she has written to each of her children in her new book.

Do they think what Kate has written is acceptable or harmful to each and every child?

Is she once again exploiting her children for fame and fortune?

Or will the ladies just gloss over the release of the book and give each audience member a copy?

No, I don't have to tune in to watch; I already know the answers.

Sharla said...

Comments pertaining purely to the custody issue have been removed. Please repost them in the proper thread. Thank you.

just.me said...

I think the fact that Amazon has already discounted this book to $12.41 says a lot!

2badsosad said...

Lesley said...
Collin didn’t fare better in mom’s eyes. “You have challenged my authority greatly. I called daddy at work many times.. because you would not obey.”


I think its important to remember when reading the above is the TIME FRAME!! Collin was what, two years old or younger when Jon was working outside the home. This was also a time frame that the J & K + 8 reality show, speaking enegagements, morning show appearances were full speed ahead.
IMO, Kate seems to have conveniently left out and fails to acknowledge how all the above more than likely contributed to Collin's behavior.

Sharon said...

My opinion about the book is; the things she wrote in that book, should be between her, and her children. Not for the whole world to see. Wouldn't it have been nice if she had written 8 copies of the book and gave one to each child as a gift. But we know Kate, and she only does things, that will either A. Bring her attention,
B. Make her money,
C. Both.
The kids will, think of this someday. I hope it won't be too painful for them. That, once again, Kate used something very personal about their lives, for her own personal gain.

Lexi_737 said...

Wasnt it Collin who was sitting with his knees up rocking back and forth @ his 5th birthday party? Its was very disturbing to watch that, poor boy is hurting so bad. I read somewhere that those people who support having these children's lives on display will have blood on their hands.

Judy said...

I know it's maddening that Kate seems to be getting away with so much, getting her "career" off the ground with tv appearances, etc., but believe me, she will pay in the long run. Those children will never forgive her -- and they will have plenty of actual ammunition --their lives on tape with their mother yelling at them, ignoring them, and not caring for them, their mother insisting they couldn't pay bills while living in a mansion, their mother writing a book full of inaccuracies, their mother declaring how difficult they were. . .Kate hasn't figured out yet that when you're narcisstic, your kids don't stay on your side very long.

Exhausted said...

Just one thing to say: What if Jon had written this same book? Would the public lashings he would endure for being an awful dad ever stop? What makes this wench so untouchable? Dina Lohan might be a better mother.

GoPoshGo said...

Lesley said...
Collin didn’t fare better in mom’s eyes. “You have challenged my authority greatly.”

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"You have challenged my authority greatly." ???? Who addresses little children like this??? Is she a mother, or a grammatically challenged Army sergeant???

If this snippet is any indication of the book's content/writing style/poor grammar, I'd have to say that Kate actually DID write it. LOL.

Rose said...

Some excerpts from the book have already leaked in places such as Life and Style Magazine, as I have mentioned already in a previous thread. It is so infuriating to me, I can't even think about it too much, because it makes me physically ill. I cannot comprehend how anybody who supports Kate can read a book like this and think that it's okay. If Kate's argument is that she needs to support the kids and be able to put them through college, I say I'd rather work my butt through college than have millions placed in my lap because my mother published "letters" to me about all my personal fears and emotional issues, and all the difficult parenting moments I have caused for her. This has gone on long enough, and I'm just going to say it now: if you continue to support Kate and think she is a loving, sensitive mother who provides well for her kids, then all I can say is that you are a shameless fool. Actually, at this point, I think many sheeple probably have seen Kate for who she really is, but they wouldn't dare to admit it. It's a power thing, just as it is with Kate herself.

I feel so horrible for the Gosselin kids, and for some reason, my heart especially goes out to Cara. Her personality seems to match my own in some ways - just very quiet, with a tendency to keep many emotions bottled up. Having gone through adolescence, I can tell you those characteristics make growing up very difficult, even when you are being raised in a loving, healthy environment. How awful for her mother to publicly write something like "You let your sister do most of the talking for you". What value is there in a comment like that when it is PUBLISHED for the ENTIRE WORLD to read? I, too, would love to hear someone ask her, "So, Kate, you wrote a book of letters to your kids. Why did you decide to publish it instead of just writing those letters privately and saving them for the kids to read with their own eyes when they're old enough?...oh, it's to provide for them, so they can go to college someday? That's the reason? Well, did you discuss this book with your kids and ask them how they felt about it?"

I'll probably end up reading it at some point, just so I can see for myself what new lows Kate has achieved, BUT I flat-out refuse to buy it. I'll wait for a library copy.

Can't See Sheep said...

I've tried to read these several pages from kate's book a couple of times, but I've had to stop a number of times, she's infuriating. It's one long whine of "poor me" all the while tossing the kids & everyone she can under the bus. She's extremely hostile to situations she's not in immediate control of & well, when you've got 8 babies good luck there, they're going to be calling the shots. She's just so disgusting, what a petty, little dictator.

I hope the kids get away from kate, she clearly doesn't understand boundaries, yeah I know, what an understatement. She will violate their privacy over & over again so long as it amounts in a payday for herself. It's just so sick & abusive, to continually violate your kids in this way over & over again because people will give you money to do it. You'll find people out there in the world who will give you money to do pretty much anything, it doesn't mean it's okay to do it or that you should.

I really can't imagine having a mother that would betray their child so. Disgusting doesn't even begin to describe it. The kids are going to have to get away from kate to keep their sanity in tact & be able to actually keep some things private from the world. What a terrible thing to constantly have your private life served up for public consumption to pay for mommy's next plastic surgery & tan. This really needs to be an arrestable offence. So much damage to those kids while kate spends, spends, spends! She really is not fit to raise to raise her own kids.

How could Zondervan allow this? They have editors could they not see the overly personal nature of this book's content? Or did they not care? Whatever it takes to make a buck. I hope the kids keep their copies & put Zondervan on their list of who to take to court when they're older. I'm sorry but their editors really dropped the ball on this.

I feel so sorry for these kids, they really did get the boobie prize of mothers in the lottery of life.

Lisa said...

Wow...that's 5-10 minutes of life I'll never get back! What a steaming pile of crap! If she used the word "normal" one more time, I was going to pull my hair out. What awful writing. Ugh... It was nothing but a bunch of bitching, whining, and moaning about how rough it was. I wonder how much she got paid for this crap! The writing was simply horrendously horrendous!

fidosmommy said...

I just listened to the audio exerpt
from the book. What on earth???

So, we've got Mommy monologing at great length about how her children
didn't have a grasp on the English language yet? The fact that they had speech problems was a CONCERN of GWoPers for these kids - and now Kate has turned it into entertainment? And who cares, anyway? Haven't all children gone through phases where they couldn't say things clearly? Are Kate's children's speech mishaps so special that they need to be printed out for the world?

That segment was as interesting to listen to as the trash up the hill to Miss Beverly's was to read. Why does she think anyone cares about this? Why is this literature?

Oh, and Kate, you might want to take oral reading lessons to work on that gift of gab you've got. The reading was dry, monotonal and
uninspired. It made the stories you were trying to tell even more boring to listen to.

CityGirl said...

I am wondering why that Nancy Grace would dedicate an hour long show to two ex reality T.V. nuts.
I have written to her about this, even since the explosion on the insider. Her show is a criminal justice show about missing children etc. WHY!!!

Also, I cannot help but to feel that this is a set up with the whole custody thing. especially now. Kate has many projects in the near future and now for that matter. The only thing being focused on at this time is how much she is away from the kids. Maybe they threw Jon a few bucks to go along with this idea, whereas not making Kate look anything other than her victom self. This would give her time to do whats ahead and no one saying she isn't with her kids. She will come out smelling like roses. Jon, his usual "dead beat, lazy self" How convenient. Win Win. There's no way Kate can do the things ahead and maintain her image of a wonderful stay at home mom. The timing of this is suspect. I don't put anything past those two. The custody arrangement was fine until the near release of "her" book.

I will go as far to guess that Jon will get custody, for a little while. If he does, then I will know this was set up. This would help Kate tremendously! She could still look like the poor pitiful wronged mom. Whose doin her best?

Just My Few Canadian Cents said...

“You have challenged my authority greatly. I called daddy at work many times.. because you would not obey.”

I find this sentence "greatly" disturbing. First off, young children need to challenge authority. It's how they learn boundaries and appropriate behaviour. And the younger they are when they test limits, the better. But did we need to know this about Collin?
I also take issue with the use of the word "obey." I have never heard of a parent talking about their children obeying or not. I think the word is "listen" as in little Bobby doesn't/won't listen. Dogs obey, children listen.
It's more than a linguistic difference - listening is about respect and respecting authority. Obeying is about power and subserviance.

One last thing, I fear that if everyone bombards Zondervan's site - even with coplaints - the bombardment will just encourage Zondervan to keep publishing her ghost-written exploitive works. The last thing the Gosselin kids need is another tell-all about them. I remember reading from another poster on this board that the only thing that will make the Gosselins go away is public indifference.

Lisa said...

"You have challenged my authority greatly." ???? Who addresses little children like this??? Is she a mother, or a grammatically challenged Army sergeant???
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The same person that threatens her children "under penalty of severeness" for entering her bedroom uninvited!! What a moron...

Lisa said...

Because really, who would be interested anyway??
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The same people on a certain website who are (and I quote) "emotionally invested in the Gosselin children." It's really creepy the way that they act as if they personally know this family. They only know what they have been shown on a television show. I just find it sad!

Hard to Keep Loving Jon said...

Joy Behar lies like a rug!

One story on The View, quite another on her show...
remember Joy called the kids "brats."

BookMKTR said...

just.me said...

I think the fact that Amazon has already discounted this book to $12.41 says a lot!

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Actually it says that Zondervan is pushing this book hard. Pre-selling the book below cover price online is a great way to generate early buzz. Publishers today want to sell out the first printing as fast as possible so they can create bumpers for every talk show and personal appearance. (ie "Sold out on Amazon.com" "#1 in Presales" "Already in its Second Printing") And the first people to get the book are the first to write reviews....a 50% cut in price can net a 200% increase in sales.

Tess H. said...

I noticed on the Zondervan site, they list the book as being available in May. Wonder if this is a mistake or perhaps a change due to hopes or plans for Kate to continue on DWTS despite the lack of talent.

Also, I found it interesting that the 'Ages' for the intended or appropriate audience of readers is 'Adult'. Hmm - guess the kids can't read the letters their absentee mom wrote to them for about another decade. By then, maybe the tables will be turned and the kids will be the absentee family members.

IDModo said...

My second daughter, who is married to an Evangelical Christian pastor, uses the word "obey" with her children. Sort of as a short form for "do as you're told".I believe it comes from that background, which I believe is similar to Kate's upbringing as the daughter of a pastor.She is a terrific parent and doesn't "power trip" on her children like Kate does, however.It's more like "Please obey Daddy when he asks you to clean up your room".
No, she didn't learn that parenting style from me, I would never say that,but in her context it is not used abusively or in a derogatory way.I think it may be a common word in Evangelical circles. Please correct me on this if anybody knows more about it.

JJ in WA said...

Wow-just wow. The first thing I noticed in the excerpt was the horrible writing style. How could a publisher print this?

The part about all the kids getting sick at once-what makes her kids so special. I remember one Memorial day years back that my kids (now ages 19, 16, 13 and 9) were all throwing up within 3 hours of each other. Sorry for the details but that is one thing that always bothered me about the couch sessions on Jon and Kate +8-they always acted and described situations like they were the first and only parents that ever exsisted.

It is late and I am too tired to go on right now, but my reaction to the pages I read were, wow, just wow!

ChurchMouse said...

In Ms. Gosselin's own words, her "advice" to her kids:

"You get what you get and you don't get upset."

She might want to try taking her own "advice."

zoey said...

i have to call BS on kate's claim that the kids eat 4 whole boxes of cereal for breakfast daily... come on. each kid eats 1/2 a box? NO WAY LIAR

Vanessa said...

In true Kate fashion, she is all about voicing her negative opinion of others to make HERSELF look good (in her eyes) "YOU were this, YOU did this, YOU acted this way"
and super Kate saves the day! It's like "see, see...even though it was chaos, even though each of you was a thorn in my side, I STILL was a perfect parent, I still managed all of you, I...I...I.." I think it is some kind of "maunchausen by proxy" (spelling please =}) that someone posted long long ago, another version of it.

mama san said...

Finished reading the excerpt - I wonder if anyone will count how many times "I" is in the book. This woman declares to the doctor's staff that she is a nurse. what mother/nurse, with a stethoscope doesn't listen to a cough? Excuse me. Seems neglectful. The book sounds like a vomitous read. I've wondered if Kate is making up words to sound like Rachel Ray.

my9cats said...

Checked with Barnes and Noble. Kate's book is 208 printed pages.
The 500 amount was thrown out on the internet and took on a life of its own.

Hippie Chick said...

Those kids will legally emancipate themselves from her as soon as they can. Period.

KatesDirtyFlintstoneToe said...

That sound/excerpt from the book sounds like this: Kate trying to STILL cash-in on those sextuplets as little babies. Sorry, they're growing up!
When they're in college, will she write a book on their 1st year of Kindergarten?
It's dispicable the way she is using those kids

NoUse4Kate said...

I haven't read the other comments yet, but noticed this right away from the first page of the book. Unbelievable!

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"I want to
share with each of my eight children about our life together so they
will know without a shadow of a doubt how much I love them and
how much every decision and sacrifice I made was worth it for them."

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A normal parent would not just say how much they love them but how much "WE" love them. She just cannot give the father any space at all. She makes me feel ill. Now off to read the rest if I can stomach it, and then the other comments.

To those who run GWOP, thanks for trying to expose this fraud for what she is. (Jon as well, but not to the extent of the queen mother bitch)

Anne said...

Kate says she's not making money off her kids. How would she feel if her parents wrote a book like this about her? In her mind would they be making money off her?

Not Reading or Watching KhateKart said...

I'll be using the power of my vote to get this book downgraded at Amazon.

Call me a hater - I just call it taking out the trash.

Tracy said...

challenged my authority greatly... called daddy many times at work...

this is disturbing.. as when Jon was working - the kids were very very young... What, did Jon quit work when they were like 2 or something?

I mean.. what child under 2 actually understands what "I'm going to call your daddy" on you??? Seriously?

That child was very very normal - how can she say he was very bad like that??

How about "you were a very busy little boy, and into everything. Your curiosity will take you far..." simple as that...

jeesh. You can tell Beth did not write this book LOL

Janet said...

I have read a few pages of the "book" online. UGH.

Who actually talks about the sacrifices they make? I don't get it. As a mom, I could never say to my kids "the sacrifices I made for you.." If you are truly selfless, you don't keep pointing it out to people!

So she was so scared of a fire? Does that fear keep her awake at night in the hotels when she is 55,700 miles away from her children? Does she worry who will scoop them all up? Does she even call at night to say good night and I love you?

Labeling each child - one was constantly crying - it's called COLIC. You are a nurse? I think she called Leah a difficult baby because she had reflux - deal with it. My son would projectile vomit 3-4 bottles a day. You do the best you can after ruling out something more serious (pyloric stenosis). You just deal. It's not a personality trait, they can't control it. It does not make a baby difficult. Messy, yes, but to label them in print that way really breaks my heart for Leah and all of them.

Then the whole deal with Leah being sick for days and days...again, you are a nurse? You get out your stethoscope immediately and check preemies every day they are coughing. and of course, the drs and nurses didn't know HOW TO HELP HER. They actually wanted to see the child before giving an Rx. What monsters! If you knew one or more other kids were coughing and not getting better, take them all at once. And I call total BS on the not having a sitter. This woman was surrounded by helpers day and night. Just more lies to make poor Kate a martyr.

I said it before and it's all I can say now, these poor kids don't stand a chance.

Lydia said...

Here's an idea kate: if you were truly sincere about connecting with your children and "I just want you to know" (meaning your children), why not just talk to them in person? Using your children as a shield and an excuse to put all your junk out in public really meaning "dear public, I just want you to know..." is reprehensible.

Zerep Sez said...

Yeah for the book!

She finally got the fame and power that she wanted.

Left to her own devices with no friends or guidance, she succeeded in humiliating herself nationwide.

Even better, she allowed her evil thoughts about her kids to be published.

Except for the crazy fans, the whole world will question the purpose of the book and benefit it brings.

Trash your own underage children in a book and profit - disgusting!

Those kids are being threatened into submission and silence guaranteed (ie: "Don't you dare tell anyone at school about what Mommy does or Mommy will publish a book about how you vomited last night.")

God has given her a shovel, and she's digging herself deeper and deeper.

She has betrayed those kids.

When they have their day in court, Kate will be given a one-way ticket to Shady Acres.

cycle breaker said...

Kate Gosselin----there are millions of us out here that grew up in abusive homes, lived with narcissist or alcoholic, abusive parents. We worked hard to break the cycles of behavior for our own children, struggle daily not to be our abusive parent...to break the patterns so our children will never know the feelings and hurt your children are feeling. We know, Kate, we see. No justification (where you profit from)from explaining in your abusive, self-serving "love letters".
Kate, you are a narcissistic abuser, please get help. Break the cycle for your kids, NOW.
Shame on Zondervan, so called Christian publisher.

Janice G said...

This sounds more like "Airing of Grievances" than letters to children.

Liar liar pants on fire said...

I know this comes as a surprise to no one, but Kart is such a brazen liar. I read the except from her new "book" and this jumped out at me:

"It was hard enough trying to be a mom of twins and sextuplets
without feeling like the world was watching everything I did."

I doubt that anyone will believe this. As has been mentioned on here so many times, quitting your TV show (or not signing on in the first place) is a great way to stop feeling like the world is watching you.

But no, she's on the View, DWTS (for now, probably not much longer), TWO shows on TLC, and more that I probably missed. Sounds like someone who really hates attention, huh?

angelpat1 said...

Dear Kate, This letter is to congratulate you on your achievements in evil excellence. After much consideration, it has been decided the new book exposing the pain you have inflicted on your children has made you the kind of woman we can be proud of. A ceremony will take place in your honor where my minions will be presenting you with the key to the Underworld. Also, The Melted Ice Cream Room will officially be renamed The Kate Gosselin Lair, and shall serve as your final resting place when your evil work on earth is done. I am proud that you have chosen to serve so openly. We here in Hell look forward to your arrival.


Sincerly, Lucifer

Rose said...

There is absolutely no amount of money that would persuade me to write a book like this if I were in Kate's position. I know, I know - I'm not in Kate's position, I'm not a mom, and I certainly don't have eight children. I very, very rarely say that I would or wouldn't do something if I haven't been in that situation, but honestly, this is one instance where I can say beyond a shadow of a doubt that I would NOT. Maybe I'd make a quick and easy million dollars in the first few days of release, but I would not be able to sleep at night knowing that an invasive tell-all like that possibly made my children's lives even more difficult than they were going to be. And trust me, adolescence affects ALL kids, in ways that don't include what Kate has done to her kids.

If she has the gall to write what she did in this book, then you can be pretty sure that she won't say no to much else when it comes to exploiting her children. Assuming she's still "famous" about ten years from now, expect her to reveal every private detail about their teenage woes, difficult behavior, and whatever else she can scrounge up for money - not for the kids, mind you, but for herself. It won't even faze her. What a sad woman.

Liar liar pants on fire said...

I'm sorry, I know I just posted, but I kept reading and it actually got worse.

P. 16: "Sickness is serious business at our house." Really? I guess it was pretty serious for Vomitous Collin [was it Collin?] when he was burning up and left alone on the laundry room floor.

She also writes about how they had to put a baby gate around the tree to keep the kids away from the ornaments as part of her section on, "Woe is me, the world isn't set up for big families." Except that tons of families with crawlers and toddlers do this...even if they have fewer than eight (count 'em, EIGHT) kids. I don't care about the gate itself, but it's troubling that she can martyr herself over the most ordinary, insignificant things that other people do without thinking twice. I'll have to do this with our daughter next Christmas, but you won't see me writing her a letter about it and then publishing it. Who cares?

Lesley said...

Khate shouldn't be surprised that her kids don't speak as clearly as some, given her poor grasp of the English language and pension for making up words. Those poor kids didn't have a chance!

That said, I didn't like the excerpt at all and found pretty mean spirited (especially when she talked about how Collin talked in a sing-song voice and made no sense and about how Alexis still forgets the words for things.)

Also, the fans should be pleased that in the written excerpt ("Ordinary in an Extraordinary Way" or whatever) their heroine wastes no time in complaining about how much their questions bug her. Khate, if you hadn't sold out your kids' privacy by putting them on National TV, you wouldn't have to deal with these "fans" so STFU. It's your own damn fault!

Also found it funny that "Ordinary in an Extraordinary Way" was supposed to be a letter to Cara, yet Cara isn't mentioned at all. As usual, it's all about Khate.

Tami said...

I let Zondervan know how I felt about the book. Got an email back saying my comments have been forwarded to the editor. Yeah, whatever.

Button Button said...

I once read in my own baby book where my mother said I was a naughty baby. This hurt me and still makes me sad.

Imagine the hurt these kids will go through, and certainly are already going through.

Our parent's opinions of us seems to be the most important opinion any of us ever experience.

Tami said...

Drache Princess, what do you have to say to the people on ROL who sit around alllll day long with no lives and post HATE about Jon? He needs to make a living, too. You do not care about that. Khate should provide for her kids, sure. But publishing secret things about them and leaving them while she chases fame is not the way to do it! There is something called a job that she can slso go out and get. And I don't want to hear about how she makes so much more making an ass of herself on DWTS. She does not need MORE of anything. She has showed enough bottomless greed to last a lifetime. And BTW: It is not illegal to post negative comments about her book at a website advertising her book. We have read enough excerpts of it to know more than enough. Who needs the whole thing unless someone in the wilderness is desperate for toilet paper or some bird cage needs lining or something? It is trash. Just like its author.

Tami said...

this book looks very intersting actually. i think that this will be a top seller the kids are adorable. Jon, well i hope he is not mentioned in the book at all! I hate hate Jon!!!

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LOL. I hope this is a joke. If the kids are adorable it's ok to sell them out and print things that should be kept private? Ok then..Top seller, huh? Wow..

black sheep said...

"I cannot comprehend how anybody who supports Kate can read a book like this and think that it's okay. If Kate's argument is that she needs to support the kids and be able to put them through college, I say I'd rather work my butt through college than have millions placed in my lap because my mother published "letters" to me about all my personal fears and emotional issues, and all the difficult parenting moments I have caused for her."

Oh believe me, it is bad. I was always sort of the black sheep of the family because my mom had her favorites and I wasn't one of them. I guess I was "bratty" but she didn't give me any rules or discipline either, so what did she expect? So she enjoyed keeping a diary which included her feelings about me and my many transgressions even into adulthood. She has a cabin on the lake that is a pretty public place because there are always friends of friends of relatives, and basically just virtual strangers coming in and out in the summers. And she would leave this diary out in the guest rooms the same way she leaves out a guest book. So I know it was read. I don't think a parent needs to keep a negative record like that. What do they want to do--have everyone read it when they are gone and have bad feelings? What a great way to document your life. Blech.

Slacker mom of 2 said...

I just looked on amazon and found it funny that most people who have ordered Kate's book have also purchased "Unchartered TerriTORI" by Tori Spelling.

Mary P said...

I wish that Kate's mother would write a book about her experience parenting Kate.(Oh! and include home video,Please!) I bet her attorney would be in court in a New York minute filing for an injuction based on envasion of privacy.
I wrote Christmas letters every year to my children. They were placed in a box with each one's name and given to them when they had their first child. I can not imagine any circumstance that would have caused me to share these letters with anyone(including my husband,their father) but the child they were intended for. Kate will live to regret this book. She has betrayed her children in the most davastating way.

Snerk said...

Has Kate just guaranteed that one of her children will now write a tell all about mommy and all her foibles and failing? Karma is eyeballing you, Kate.

Yolanda said...

What I don't understand is when the book was written, why didn't her "handlers" advise Kate about the inappropriateness of what she was doing?

I always feel we're being manipulated and Kate is laughing all the way to the bank. The more "bad" stuff she does, the more she is hated and talked about, which means she's on the blogs, the tabloids, the news, etc. It's a vicious cycle and she loves it!

If she were to tame her behavior what would there be to talk about?

Again, I honestly feel it's all planned and going exactly the way they want it to go. Look at the outcome? She's on DWTS, she's making money from a book, she has a new show - actually two new shows; the list goes on and on....

No siree...Kate ain't going away soon. She's here to stay just as long as she (and TLC) can milk the gravy train.

Aislinn said...

IDModo said...
"My second daughter, who is married to an Evangelical Christian pastor, uses the word "obey" with her children. Sort of as a short form for "do as you're told".I believe it comes from that background, which I believe is similar to Kate's upbringing as the daughter of a pastor.She is a terrific parent and doesn't "power trip" on her children like Kate does, however.It's more like "Please obey Daddy when he asks you to clean up your room".
No, she didn't learn that parenting style from me, I would never say that,but in her context it is not used abusively or in a derogatory way.I think it may be a common word in Evangelical circles. Please correct me on this if anybody knows more about it."

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My parents used to say "obey" to me as a child, as they often quoted the fourth commandment regarding honoring your father and mother. We were told to obey our parents and be submissive to them. But it also went both ways, as our parents always acted with our best interests at heart and always with love to earn that obedience.

So even growing up hearing that word frequently, I can't relate to the way Kate uses it with Colin. We were never threatened with phone calls to Daddy at work, or screamed at. It just sounds scary the way she says "You have challenged my authority greatly."

Aislinn said...

Mary P said...
"I wish that Kate's mother would write a book about her experience parenting Kate.(Oh! and include home video,Please!) I bet her attorney would be in court in a New York minute filing for an injuction based on envasion of privacy.
(snipped)"

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I always wonder what Kate's family must be like to have Kate come from them. I'd like to think they're pretty classy people given the way they've stayed away from the media and not sold out the way Kate did. Kate must be the black sheep of the family.

Anonymous said...

Hmm. Those excerpts are odd. It almost sounds like she's just rewriting "Multiple Blessings." A lot of stories about the kids as babies, and you'd never know from those excerpts that she and Jon are no longer together.

I felt sad listening to them--not for the kids so much (there was nothing really offensive in either of those excerpts), but also for her.
Here is a woman with such extremely low coping skills that she is still traumatized six years later over who couldn't see the television,or who passed a germ to whom.

Another impression I get? She can never get over her "glory days" when she had all the attention from having the cutest, mostest kids in Pennsylvania. Now that the kids' cuteness is fading, she is desperate to do something to keep up the adulation. I think she protests too much about the fans, as Shakespeare would say.

jonandkatewho? said...

I listened to that excerpt from this horrible "book" by this bitch.

What makes her think everybody is so interested in hearing about the development of her kids speech patterns? That is stuff that every parent goes through! This book is nothing but boring tripe and very clearly violates her kids' trust and privacy. All I can say is that if somebody is really that interested in her kids they are sick, sick, sick. Or they have no life.

Honestly, they are sextuplets and not miracle children conceived by a virgin! What is wrong with her? She is most assuredly batshit crazy and I hope her book and her shows tank.

I feel so sorry for those kids. Why does she have to throw them under the bus time after time?

fidosmommy said...

Lesley said....
Also found it funny that "Ordinary in an Extraordinary Way" was supposed to be a letter to Cara, yet Cara isn't mentioned at all. As usual, it's all about Khate.

*****

I don't think that exerpt was her letter to Cara. I think she drones on about things, then there is a letter to a child, then there is a faith-based thing she drones on about, then a letter to a child and so on. I think there are a whole lot of chapters in this tome.

Can't See Sheep said...

I read a bit more of those pages of kate's poorly wrtten whine fest, I've stopped for good now, it's terrible.

Why does kate think she's the only person who had done these things?? And why is anyone supposed to be interested in every mundane detail of her life? The poor kids privacy. Well, if sex tapes of the kids ever get out when they're older, we'll know exactly where to look now won't we. I can see a therapist going insane just trying to explain boundaries to this woman & why you don't violate them. Run kids, RUN!!!

fidosmommy said...

zoey said...
i have to call BS on kate's claim that the kids eat 4 whole boxes of cereal for breakfast daily... come on. each kid eats 1/2 a box? NO WAY LIAR

*****

You know, we've been worried that the kids weren't eating enough. Maybe Kate means they go through 4 of those little individual boxes
every morning - 1/2 of one of those each! ;-)

KyPastor said...

IDModo said...
My second daughter, who is married to an Evangelical Christian pastor, uses the word "obey" with her children. Sort of as a short form for "do as you're told".I believe it comes from that background, which I believe is similar to Kate's upbringing as the daughter of a pastor.She is a terrific parent and doesn't "power trip" on her children like Kate does, however.It's more like "Please obey Daddy when he asks you to clean up your room".
No, she didn't learn that parenting style from me, I would never say that,but in her context it is not used abusively or in a derogatory way.I think it may be a common word in Evangelical circles. Please correct me on this if anybody knows more about it.

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Yes, it is Biblical. In Proverbs there is the repeated mandate of doing as your parents (well, mostly father) teach you. And then there is the straight out "children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right." (Eph. 6:1) Paul goes on to quote the Commandment "Honor your father and your mother..."

BUT THEN, the next thing out of Paul's mouth is this: Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord". Discipline simply means
showing the way, becoming the disciple of something. It is teaching, rather than provoking anger. There is a difference.

It is a difference I fear is not always understood. It needs to be learned!

Lisa said...

I think it may be a common word in Evangelical circles. Please correct me on this if anybody knows more about it.
___________________________________

Yes, you are correct. In the Bible, it says "Children, obey your parents so that your days on this earth be long". As Christians, we are to be obedient to God and children are also to be obedient to their parents. I even said that I would love, honor, and obey my husband in our wedding vows. That was a tough one for me, but as a Christian wife I am supposed to give him the ultimate authority in our family as the head of our house. Of course, over the last 15 years, that has sometimes been easier said than done. I think the word "obey" just has a negative connotation attached to it, like you are giving up power. The more I've gotten into studying my Bible and trying to be the wife that I personally believe God wants me to be, the less I have focused on the word "obey". My husband and I always make decisions together, but in those rare instances that we don't agree, I have to be willing to submit to his decision and trust that he is doing what he feels God is leading him to. That way, there is no power struggle (well, most of the time-LOL)

The problem that I see with "obey" is that some people use it to power trip. This is what I could definitely see Kate doing. But here is the contradiction- She claims to be parenting this way as a Christian mother, but that's not the way she conducted herself as Jon's wife. I guess that's my biggest problem with her. It makes her seem like a hypocrite. Of course, here I am gossiping about someone, but the fact is that we are all human and infallable. The problem with Kate is that she seems to find no fault in her actions.

ChurchMouse said...

Okay, I listened to the sample and I read the excerpt.

Here's the quickie translation of the excerpt:

Dear World:

I don't get it! Why are you picking on me? I have eight, count ' em, EIGHT kids!

We eat lots of cereal! We create lots of trash!

I don't see why doctors don't just give me medicine when I snap my fingers. As a nurse, I never knew that doctors see their patients before prescribing new medications.

Stupid fans ask me questions! Why do they do that? I don't get it! It's so annoying!

Please love me! Please love me! Please love me!

Mommy, also to be known in years to come as, "The Defendant" in Gosselin, Gosselin, Gosselin, Gosselin, Gosselin, Gosselin, Gosselin, and Gosselin Vs. Gosselin.

EnoughisEnough said...

Seriously, is there any part of her money makers (sorry, children's lives), she will not sell out to make money? When is enough enough? She has made mega bucks from the show, product placement, speaking engagements, book tours, booksales, DWTS, appearances on TV,etc...

This sham that she must "provide for her children" is insane.

Rather, her ego needs constant feeding, by appearances, praise at the book signings (who else would go other than fans?), appearances on TV, etc.. which violates the premise of her image/brand as the "stay at home perfect mom of 8."

My concern is for the kids, who have essentially been abandoned by her, other than when she has no where else to be, and even then "nannies" do her job. She is actually an example of everything a good parent should not be. Egotistical, self-absorbed, lying, selfish piece of crap. Does she ever think of how all of this is effecting her children. I guarantee, these kids do NOT want their lives exposed on TV. Nor do they want their mother's personal thoughts on them published in a book.

Kate does not have one ounce of decency when it comes to what is best for her children. It is and will always be about her. These kids need a Child Advocate to look out for their well being.

Apparently, Kate's definition of "putting food on the table for her kids," is so utterly ridiculous at this point, due to all of the money she has made, that anyone in their right mind would get it. Never mind this insane woman determining who stays with her kids when she is clearly not there. Why in God's name would you want a stranger there if Jon could be there? The answer is Kate does not want to be the labeled as the absentee parent that she really is, by choice, not need. This whole scenario for the kids has got to be so very emotionally wrenching with all of their business out in public.

Lisa said...

BUT THEN, the next thing out of Paul's mouth is this: Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord". Discipline simply means
showing the way, becoming the disciple of something. It is teaching, rather than provoking anger. There is a difference.
___________________________________

Thank you for this! I totally agree with this. God did not intend for you to use this commandment as a way to control your children in every move that they make. I am sure it makes God very sad that Kate has not allowed her children to roll in the green grass that he created because SHE does not like grass stains! I am sure many of the ways that she has missused her authority as a mother has made God very sad. She is supposed to be teaching them to be valuable, contributing members of society. I am afraid that these poor kids are going to have lots to overcome from their past in their future. I am definitely going to put these kids in my prayers. I really think this is the way that I can most help them. Apparently, their mother isn't going to bow out of the spotlight anytime soon.

Cry Me a River said...

What a great missed opportunity to praise her kids and renew their self-esteem that is plain to see has been been damaged by her tearing their family apart on a whim. There are so many things she could have said to build them up, instead she chose to tear them down. She is truly a monster mom. Just when you think she can't get any worse she takes another bad turn. I wonder if she mentioned even once how grateful she is to have had 6 healthy babies who are bright and cute and eager to please and who have provided her a veritable fortune that they will likely never see for themselves. That has been the major drawback with child stars that have caused many of them to fall by the wayside. They work hard and miss their childhood and then when they become adults and are no longer cute and marketable their money is gone and they have no skills other than being in front of a camera. It is truly a sad commentary and this woman is emotionally and physically abusive to those children and their father and needs to be stopped.

goawayJandK said...

Liar Liar:
Joel had the flu and was oh-so-lovingly ordered to the laundry room floor by Queenie."Joelgate" is in the Gosselin Hall of shame. Although much of her behavior was certainly questionable, this was , for me, the episode that REALLY sparked some red flags and sent me to do some research about this perfect-single-stay-at-home-mom-of-8, and that's how I found this site.


Zoey: did the kids eat that cereal dry or covered in Juicy Juice ? Never saw milk in that kitchen.


Drache - I'd rather be a "hater" than a crazy sheeple ANY DAY. Better hurry and run along now, you don't want to miss your book-signing playdate with BabyMama.

GoPoshGo said...

Liar liar pants on fire said...
She also writes about how they had to put a baby gate around the tree to keep the kids away from the ornaments as part of her section on, "Woe is me, the world isn't set up for big families." Except that tons of families with crawlers and toddlers do this...even if they have fewer than eight (count 'em, EIGHT) kids.


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I rolled my eyes at that one, too, Liar liar. Who knew that Kate was the only mom EVER to have to protect her ornaments from curious toddlers!!!!

We've had a baby gate around the Christmas tree for the past four years, not to mention one around the television and one blocking the brick fireplace. Granted, I *only* have three kids, but I'm pretty certain my toddlers are no different than any (even the 8 -- count 'em EIGHT Gosselins) when it comes to an attraction to bright, shiny things, especially those that shouldn't be touched.

Kate seems to think that issues like child safety, sick kids, and colicky infants are unique to a mom with higher order multiples. Does Kate honestly believe that she's the only parent who ever had to clean up projectile vomit, or who was concerned about speech issues? It seems that most of the "problems" she whines about in that segment of the book are just matter-of-course issues dealt with by all parents raising small children. Yes, she had more kids (at once) than most, but she also had around-the-clock volunteers helping with childcare and household responsibilities -- not to mention the free nurse for the first year, and all the free clothing, furniture, etc. etc.

Kate could have chosen from any of a number of "voices" or tones through which to tell her story. How disappointing, though sadly not surprising, that she chose self-pity over an option like gratefulness. Instead of focusing through the "lens" of thanks for the eight healthy kids she was given, and all of the support she received, she instead chose to focus once again on what a burden her kids were/are and how much she *sacrificed* for them. So gross.

But Gate-gate ... ah, that's just vintage Kate.

NeitherProJonORKate said...

Kate will live to regret this book. She has betrayed her children in the most davastating way.
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I honestly don't think Kate will ever regret this book...unless she undergoes a personality change. This book is bad, don't get me wrong, but it isnt nearly as bad as showing your children's first BM on television, among with the other personal events she has allowed to be filmed and aired.
I really think Kate thinks this is fine...

orange kitty said...

I just read the exceprt posted and I must say that this woman (or whover they have ghost writing this drivel) is a terrible writer...just terrible.

Is she flipping kidding me??? She wants us to feel sorry for her because she could only put 1 small tv in her babies room? ummmmm....kate must have forgotten that she said that her kids rarely watched tv or movies and when they did it was usually just J&K+8? ....such a short memory this lady has.
She doesn't know how NOT to insult people and she certainly thinks every single thing about her family is special...
"doctor’s visits, prescription refills, and health
professionals who don’t understand our needs further complicate our daily life."...um no you PSYCHO -- I don't think that any of the people you mentioned complicated your life at all -- you and Jon complicated your daily lives by getting pregnant w/ 2 sets of multiples too soon together and without waiting an appropriate amount of time before determining the NEED for medical intervention for "infertility" in the first place.
What a looney tunes phoney faker! I see that this book is published by the Christian book company -- does this mean that she'll be back to her pretend religion and selling her "story" at churches again? I truly believe that there is a special place in hell for her. Jon is a dufas for sure but he doesn't annoy me 1/10 as much as Kate does.
Can we take her on Maury and hook her up to a lie detector? I'm pretty sure it would just burst into flames because she clearly couldn't tell the truth if her life depended on it.
YUCK!

Pam said...

These poor kids. She will probably tell the world when Mady and Cara start their periods. She will bithc about them messing up clothes I am sure.

This woman no...bitch makes me so furious. She has the audacity to think she and only she is worth all she wants. There are others in the world with far more struggles than she will EVER face. GOD she makes me SICK.

I have Crohn's disease and I teach school. I have 150 13/14 year olds daily. I have clothes in my classroom and clothes in my car as well as the secretaries phone numbers on speed dial in my phone just in case I have accidents. I still manage to impart my love of history on my kids and won a "golden apple" for it too.
I would LOVE to see her try and handle something like that.

NeitherProJonORKate said...

I would LOVE to see her try and handle something like that.

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Kate can't handle anything, her way of handling is to hire somebody, whine enough that somebody offers to do it, or just not deal with it...THEN writing a book or speaking about just how hard it was that she had to do it all alone.
Kate is very "poor me" and I think this book will come across that way, the only reason the first didnt was because she didn't write it. From the excerpts its apparent Kate DID write this book. Its poor grammar (and Im no queen at grammar) and odd use of words shows it.

CityGirl said...

HEY!!!!
I thought Kate said she wakes up each morning for her children!
Now she wakes up to watch the news?
What a stupid b***h! Does she even know why she wakes up, or even that its morning or what day it is, or why it is that she is awake?
or is it that her own lies are confusing to her. MAN!!

PatK said...

I think it finally dawned on me that with the recent events with Jon, the media tour for the new book is just going to be a repeat of the last Kate Gosselin Pity Tour.

Oy vey.

Can't stand the woman said...

orange kitty said...
Is she flipping kidding me??? She wants us to feel sorry for her because she could only put 1 small tv in her babies room?
_______


Did she really say that? I can't imagine anyone admitting that they even HAD a television in their nursery. I remember thinking it was strange when I saw it on the show. This goes against everything the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends regarding child development! I have never seen a TV in a baby's room in my life...And, yes, I have children and have many friends, neighbors, co-workers and family members with children.

Carole Anne said...

I sure hope when Kate does her stupid reality show, that she walks in the shoes of a mother who is caring 24/7 for a child with terminal cancer. All you have to do is find one blog on the Caring Bridge website, and you will clearly see that Kate Gosselin lives on Easy Street. She has NO IDEA what living with daily stress really means. It makes me sick!
She may wake up and see the news to find out what is happening in her life that day, but she doesn't have to wake up and the first thing she thinks of is how much longer her child has to live.

Kate Gosselin could never handle having a critically ill child. There is no way she could commit herself and stay home long enough to hold her child while they vomit after chemo treatments. We all know how well she tolerates a nauseous child. I truly beleieve she'd make the nannies do it.

I had just read a blog of 6 year old Kate McRae ( who has a brain tumor ) and then I heard this lunatic on tv belly aching about her stupid problems that SHE CREATED!!!!! I wanted to climb through the tv and thump her on the head!

And I don't mean walk in the shoes of a mother like she did at St. Judes. That was more of a "LOOK AT ME" publicity stunt where she only passed out her book and DVD and passed out presents bought by TLC. I mean get down and dirty and go with that mom to doctor appointments, treatments, bathing her child every hour for 10 hours in a row to wash chemo off skin, holding the vomit bucket, praying in the waiting room while the child is sedated for radiation, sorting medical bills....the hard stuff!

Kate Gosselin could never do that. She wouldn't do that.

And if she did, she'd then turn around and write a book about how hard it was ON HER.

Grrrrrrrrrrr

Calgary7 said...

TMI (too much information) Other famous moms go out of their way to protect their children by using discretion when talking about their private lives in public.

Before Easter Michele Obama was asked what her children liked or disliked about the presidency.

Without naming names nor betraying any personal details, Mrs. Obama said the girls don't like all the fuss and attention, sirens every where they drive.

Mrs. Obama did not identify the daughter or go into long discussions about their personal lives. Nor did she label her children or make a melodrama out of it.

And, other first ladies have exhibited similar discretion and protection over their children -- Mrs Bush over the twins etc.

fidosmommy said...

Can't stand the woman said...
orange kitty said...
Is she flipping kidding me??? She wants us to feel sorry for her because she could only put 1 small tv in her babies room?
_______


Did she really say that? I can't imagine anyone admitting that they even HAD a television in their nursery. I remember thinking it was strange when I saw it on the show. This goes against everything the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends regarding child development! I have never seen a TV in a baby's room in my life...And, yes, I have children and have many friends, neighbors, co-workers and family members with children.

******

I think what they watched was themselves, sisters, Mommy and Daddy on TV. They played Jon and Kate Plus 8 videos for the kids in the nursery. Kate talked about it once on the series.

I don't know if that's better or worse than watching Sesame Street
hours on end.....

It seems to be, BTW, that much of what is in the book has already been seen on JK+8. Rehash!

Laurie said...

Well hells bells, my child is grown and I still had to put a child gate around our tree this year....to keep the curious puppy away!

The Big Wooden Spoon said...

zoey said...
i have to call BS on kate's claim that the kids eat 4 whole boxes of cereal for breakfast daily... come on. each kid eats 1/2 a box? NO WAY LIAR

******

No way most kids eat that much cereal, but remember that most mothers actually prepare food for their kids. Now that there's no Craft Food table available, maybe cold cereal is their only choice?

I can just picture it: Alpha Bits for breakfast, Sugar Pops for lunch, Lucky Charms for dinner. All washed down with free Juicy Juice. Yummy!

Vanessa said...

Good point about Michelle Obama and Mrs. Bush, but we're talking about "Kart"! She's just commom white trash who needed to take parenting classes a LOOOOONNNNGGG time ago! She's out for herself and only for herself. She would never fathom that any of HER actions affect ANYONE, let alone those precious kids she keeps as her props, when need be!

A TV in an INFANT'S NURSERY?? Again, should have had parenting classes!

Cry Me a River said...

She doesn't mention with all the speech problems whether or not she had them in speech therpay. I am guessing not or she would have whined about that as well.

Cry Me a River said...

With all of her so-called organizational skills she should have known to mount the TV high on a wall in a corner, much like they do in hospitals and reception areas. No that doesn't warrant sympathy, Kate. I do admit that it takes a lot of organization to keep the flow of young nannies in order when she is gone for days on end and won't allow their father to come take over while she is away.

TandLMommy28 said...

I just don't get it. Why would anyone want to read her thoughts to her own children? My mom wrote me a letter on the day I started kindergarten and she gave it to me the day I finished high school. Anyone wanna read it? Think I should try to publish it for all the world and make a buck off it?

Ugh.

Really said...

Only one tv in their room?

She went on talk shows saying the kids hardly watched tv.

The drawer under the tv was full of dvds and video tapes.(see clothes shopping episode)

The tv was because she would put them in the cribs at 7pm and leave them until 8 am.

Sheesh said...

Sheesh. If blocking the xmas tree and babies crying are big deal for her then you know what.. Kate wasnt mature enough to have kids.

Nature said...

Why the poor little me tone.
This woman is still looking for a pat on the head for taking care of her own kids.

THe kids are going tor ad this and they will be angry. Wow mom , i didnt know we were such a burden on you

Tanya L said...

OK so the kids are 5 and old enough to get out the van by themself, dress, feed themselves and she's still carrying on about the old days?

Something tells me the kids are going to hear how hard Kate had it and all the sacrifices for the rest of their life.

Laura T said...

zoey said...
i have to call BS on kate's claim that the kids eat 4 whole boxes of cereal for breakfast daily... come on. each kid eats 1/2 a box? NO WAY LIAR
________________
I did the math too.
Maybe ORganic cereal comes in small boxes or she's exaggerating

MaryAnne said...

If there was no show, they would have eventually blended into the PA crowd.

But she choose to put them on tv.
Also was it the kids they were staring at in the parking lot, or the way she would screech/bark at Jon.

gherkin said...

Just saw Meredith "interview" Kate on Today. Total soft ball interview. Meredith was practically gushing over Kate the super mom.

How is this for another lie---Kate said she came up with the idea of writing this latest book while she was driving A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO!

Now, who can magically write a book and get it published in 2 months! And she gave the publisher strict orders not to change one word she had written. Right.

Two clueless idiots said...

I have been a parent for nine years, and I can honestly say that I would never, ever use the term "sacrifice" in a conversation with my children! I do sacrifice for them on a daily basis, but I would not use the term in conversation with them because I think it would assign guilt. I could make a list a mile long about about the sacrifices we make for our children, but I simply never would because it's part of what defines a parent, in my book. I guarantee that there are many, many parents who have sacrificed far more than Kate Gosselin could ever dream or imagine, but who don't ask for any sort of pat on the back, and who certainly don't point it out to their children on a daily basis!

AZMom said...

“Where I lived, the career mom was not normal, but in New York it was. It was good to fit in. I’ve learned to talk to my kids on the phone and love them from afar, reminding myself that I had to do my job. I truly enjoy the campaigns, books, shows, media.”

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WTF???!!! You had to LEARN to talk to your kids on the phone??? Was this because when Jon was there they WERE NOT allowed to call UNLESS it was an emergency? I don't even want to get into the loving your kids from afar bit.

I wonder if anyone who interviews her will actually take the time to READ the book or if they'll jusst ask the questions as scripted by TLC and her PR machine.

Maybe Kitty Kelley's Oprah book will knock Kate out of the spotlight. Maybe we should get Kitty Kelley's email address and ask her to do a book on the tradegy that is the Gosselin family. She would dig and get to the truth. Now THAT is a book I would buy!

dustilies said...

Well, guess who else has a book released today? Kitty Kelly's bio of Oprah. Should sort of eclipse Kate's book promos, no?

Very interesting piece on NPR about Oprah's control over the media. Oprah is very unhappy about this unauthorized biography. David Folkenflik pointed out that Disney is partnering with Oprah for several shows for her new network. As we know, Disney owns ABC. And--you know where this is headed--Kitty Kelly is not scheduled to appear on any ABC talk shows.

You can read or listen to the story here:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=125856397

Different Viewpoint said...

I see it a little differently I guess. I would not say that I am a huge Kate fan, in fact I prefer not to let the choices of other people impact or anger me. But, I think the book will be interesting, and may provide some insight into how challenging their lives have really been. I have no plans to purchase it...but I am sure many, many people will because they are interested. Do I think she has a tendency to come off as rude? Yes, but I just think maybe we should give people the benefit of the doubt? No one lives her reality, and until you have, it is unfair to judge. And I also don't think what she is doing with her book (telling personal storied) is much different that people posting on social networking sites that their kids have been misbehaving, or their kids are sick, or whatever. I think the audience is larger, sure, but I think people are being a bit unfair without knowing how the family/Kate feels or interacts day to day. You can't look at one picture and think she is awful to her kids...that is incredibly unfair. Unless you live with someone, you just don't know. Not trying to offend or upset anyone...I just think some of the comments are really harsh toward someone you don't know at all.

Betty is a true mom said...

http://www.parentdish.com/2009/06/03/table-for-12s-betty-hayes-invites-viewers-to-enjoy-life-with-u/

foolishone said...

Laurie said...
Well hells bells, my child is grown and I still had to put a child gate around our tree this year....to keep the curious puppy away!

I dont understand Kate's theory of the world not being equipped for large families and then gives a particular example of having to put a gate around their Christmas tree when the children were babies as her example? Heck, I know a couple who literally built a platform in their living room to keep their little ONE from the Christmas tree. Believe it or not, LARGE FAMILIES are not a new concept to our society. Generations past managed to support and raise large families without even so much as a 'modern convenience'. It seems our 'society' accomodated Kate's decision to have a LARGE family quite nicely when the tax payers of PA picked up the tab for her/tups medical and health care as well as reached in to their OWN pockets when J & K couldnt so much as put food on the table or make their mortgage payment!

Angel1 said...

Good grief. What a bunch of crap. I think someone had to help her write a little of it, because I find it hard to believe that she knows the word 'ancillary'.
I feel so sorry for those poor kids.

Lesley said...

I just looked at this "book" over at Barns and Noble. It wasn't nearly as bad as I expected, but still pretty cheesy, badly written and, as expected, full of lies. One thing I noticed Khate said in every letter was: "I'm still going to be the same mommy I was before." If that is true, what a bummer.

Natalie said...

To Jon Gosselin:

Please publish a book on what it was REALLY like to be married to Katie Irene.

Now THAT I would read!

She makes me ill said...

What kind of mother would write these things to her children? I would never tell my son that he was difficult. She is a monster!

TandLMommy28 said...

Yolanda said...
\No siree...Kate ain't going away soon. She's here to stay just as long as she (and TLC) can milk the gravy train.

***

I tend to think that TLC is milking her for all she's worth. She is being played by TLC as much as she thinks she is playing her "fans". Believe me, I do not pity Kate as a victim but I just don't see Kate and TLC walking hand in hand. THey own her and are using her until she's all used up. Then they'll dump her as quickly as she dumped Jon.

The thing is, Kate is so unbelievably narcissistic that she just can't see it. She thinks they are doing all of this for her because she deserves it and they see something special in her. The truth is that the only they see when they look at Kate is the same thing Kate sees when she looks at the tups -- dollar signs.

She's Clueless said...

Tanya L said...
OK so the kids are 5 and old enough to get out the van by themself, dress, feed themselves and she's still carrying on about the old days?

*******************************

LOL!! That's all she can talk about because it's probably the last time she actually cared for them herself. She's to self-absorbed (and clueless) to realize they are past that stage now.

KyPastor said...

Natalie said...
To Jon Gosselin:

Please publish a book on what it was REALLY like to be married to Katie Irene.

Now THAT I would read!

******

I understand your sentiments there.
However, for Jon to write a tell-all book would only serve to drag the mother of his children down, both in public and to those children. That is something both Kate and Tony are being roundly criticized for.

If Jon wants to win the eternal respect of his children, he will
tell them he loves Kate because she is their mother, and will never
vent his frustrations about her in any arena they can enter. He can vent to his very trusted friends, family members, his clergyperson or to his God. But never, never, never within earshot or eye-read
of those 8 children!

Andrea Murdock said...

You can't look at one picture and think she is awful to her kids...that is incredibly unfair.

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Not to beat a dead horse BUT we have looked at more than ONE picture of Kate and have observed her many many times through the years. Certainly we have the right to "judge" her and make our own opinions about her.

She is NOT a good mom and is definitely trying to win the sympathy vote for being a "single" mom. No Kate is not a single mom but a DIVORCED mom. BIG HUGE DIFFERENCE.

I am sick and tired of people defending mentally disturbed people like Kate. Ones who go around this world and believe they are above all others just because of who they are. No, Kate always was and always will be a narcissist that will never do it "just for the kids."

I know.

gherkin said...

Just checked Amazon. Her new book is getting horrible reviews! Yay!!!

Can't See Sheep said...

AZMom said...
Maybe Kitty Kelley's Oprah book will knock Kate out of the spotlight. Maybe we should get Kitty Kelley's email address and ask her to do a book on the tradegy that is the Gosselin family. She would dig and get to the truth. Now THAT is a book I would buy!
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I like all of this. It would be great if Kelley's book on Oprah completely eclipses kate's book, that would be wonderful & would certainly let kate know that she's not top banana.

I also think it would be great if Kitty did a book on this whole Gosselin catastrophe, because TLC & kate could huff & puff all they liked. If the woman did a book on Oprah she certainly won't be intimidated by the likes of them. Then maybe we'd hear a lot of the back ground stuff that we've been missing, the pieces that tie the rest of the puzzle together & kate would have no control over it whatsoever. I like it when narcissists are reminded that they have no control over most things, much like everyone else in the world. Like AZMom it would be a book I'd buy.

tigerfan said...

Kate said in her Today Show interview that the idea for her new book 'came to her one day while driving' about two months ago. I was under the impression that this book was a compilation of letters to her children that Kate had journalized over a period of years? So in other words, Kate was still under contract to produce a third book and she went with her usual go to of EXPLOITING her children for profit.

Cheryl said...

Poor Joel! Khate never misses a chance to let him know just how much he reminds her of Jon. She even said in her letter that she "gets annoyed with his laid-back/easygoing nature," something I remember her saying more than once about Jon.

Khate, you can't say all those negative things about your ex-husband, compare Joel to him and then not expect Joel to feel insulted by it. All the kids know how she feels about Jon, so maybe Joel thinks the same applied to him!

Personally, though, I think being compared to Jon is a good thing. He's always been the better, more fun and loving parent. Definitely irresponsible, yes, but I'd rather be like him than like Khate any day!

NeitherProJonORKate said...

To Jon Gosselin:

Please publish a book on what it was REALLY like to be married to Katie Irene.

Now THAT I would read!

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What would he write though? Yeah she was a complete wench when I was around, I watched her belittle and emotionally abuse my children and didnt even try to protect them....and if he were to write a book about Kate isn't that just as low as the books she "writes"?
Neither one should be writing books, they should be trying to sort out the mess they alone have created and salvage any childhood those kids have left OUT of the public eye.

michelle said...

ok, I peeked at the book teaser. I'm not sure why she thinks her family is so different from any other. There are many larger families that are not on TV and they got sick, and bought groceries and folded laundry. Big deal. She's not that important.

One thing I find absolutely amusing...her confession about GARBAGE! I thought she was green. So much garbage that she couldn't put it all out in one week. And what do all of those diapers do in a land fill?????? Nothing! take up space and not decompose. wow. maybe she will read her own book and find out how stupid she really is.

Calgary7 said...

NeitherProJonORKate said...
To Jon Gosselin:

Please publish a book on what it was REALLY like to be married to Katie Irene.

Now THAT I would read!

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What would he write though?


Actually Jon has a very important story to tell: how they ended up on this path with all the best intentions in the world and what it was like working with a multinational corporation who own everything about you .

Essentially, a lot of people want to be on reality tv (thing balloon boy dad) what is it really like? How fair are the contracts? How reasonable is the compensation? What about residuals or royalties? How much planning goes into a reality tv episode? What other obligations are required by the network? What's the story about the bodyguards?

I suspect that the network executives at TLC were extremely well compensated plus annual bonuses, yet the Gosselins who supplied a huge portion of the television hours and thus ad revenue were not as reasonably compensated. I would go so far as to say that this corporation applied every lever it could.

Finally, I think there needs to be some discussion about child labour protection for child performers in so called unscripted.

These are all off the top of my head. Even if Jon has a gag order in place now, he would be better served by preparing to tell the story.

Hambone said...

Says A LOT about a parent who "gets annoyed" with an easy going / laid back child.

Why would anybody get annoyed with an easy going child?

Baffles the mind. I had an easy going and laid back girl and I thought I died and went to heaven.
I couldn't have gotten annoyed with her if I tried.

I still don't understand why she felt the need to tell the world about the faults of her babies. Only Twisted Kate would think of doing that.

Midnight Serenade said...

"So much garbage that she couldn't put it all out in one week."

LOL!! Trash haulers in her former neighborhood and/or neighborhoods have a limit as to how much you can put out in a week. However, for a nominal fee, you can purchase tags to attach to the bags and there's no limit as to the amount you can put out. I know, I do it every week.
Just exactly who does she think she's fooling?

French canadian said...

michelle, she is so green, she always use paper plates

Taylor Taylor said...

Khate SPINS her being trashed for being an absentee "mom"

http://groups.google.com/group/alt.gossip.celebrities/browse_thread/thread/cbc628f5c003dac4?hl=en#

<[i>You lying, lying, WITCH! There's articles in both print and online that confirm you were out doing book tours and paid church fleecings ($25,000 per appearances excluding 1st class air fare there and back and luxurious hotel accommodations) during the last 6 months of your marriage when you and Jon were STILL LIVING TOGETHER!!!

How will also explain being away (((20 to 25 days of the month))) in 'A Twist Of Kate' (or as I call it: Twisted Khate) flying 1st class and moving from luxurious hotel to luxurious hotel pretending to care about women's struggles???

Expect these "suffering women" to live in Hawaii, near DisneyWorld and the casino strip of Las Vegas. She truly IS [b]evil[/b]![/i]

dustilies said...

Hambone said . . .

Why would anybody get annoyed with an easy going child?

Baffles the mind. I had an easy going and laid back girl and I thought I died and went to heaven.
I couldn't have gotten annoyed with her if I tried.

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So wise, so funny.

In an interview done, I think, last night, and up on ROL, Kate says "once the babies grow inside you and you feel connected to them, they will always be extensions of yourself."

Um. Nope. They are separate human beings, with their own gifts, challenges, and destinies. Kidding aside, that is a classic narcissistic mother talking right there.

Does she also believe that if her kids step on a crack, they WILL break her back?

Can't See Sheep said...

more from the book, from the site 15 minutes Gosselin Style. These are just a few tidbits from that site.

In her letter to Cara, Kate tells her the pregnancy was difficult and she was sick all the time. And in the same letter, she says “life is always difficult.”

In her letter to Mady, Kate insists to her that all the decisions she has made for her have been best for her even if Mady disagrees right now. She points out a time when Mady lied about a beach towel on the floor and said she wants to instill honesty in her.

In Aaden’s letter, she calls him an inconsolable baby and points out the many pairs of glasses he went through at a cost of $200 each.

The Andrew Ave. house wasn’t good enough because it had many pitfalls and dangers, such as a staircase. (A staircase, how dare it give you access to the second floor!)

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How anyone could read this book & not think kate is a complete wacko is beyond me. someone please start enforcing boundaries with this nut job!!!

First off what mom tells their child how difficult their pregnancy was with them??? Who??? All it does is make the child feel bad. No good can come from any of this. These kids are going to get sick of all these things being tossed in their face all the time.

I so want to know what Mady is saying, I really, really do, especially from the tidbit above. If she's giving kate this hard of a time now, just wait until Mady's a teen. I'm glad she's disagreeing with her mother, I'm glad she's asserting herself & making her voice heard. I hope kate can never crush that in her. Fight Mady, fight!!!

Reminding your son about how much she's spent on his glasses so he can see clearly & get around like everyone else in life. What a psycho. What is she hoping for, that when Aaden's older he'll cut her a cheque to cover it all? I think he's more than paid for it with all the FILMING & money he's made her. Oh, that's right, he's not normal because he needs glasses.

I suddenly find myself longing for the Victorian age when any close relative could have easily had kate indefinitely committed to an insane asylum, where she'd no longer be able to assault & insult the public with her lies. STFU!!!

Okay, now the staircase. That's just messed up, the current house has staircases. The last house had staircases. All the houses had staircases. I mean if you don't want staircases then you'd purchase a bungalow, not another house that has a staircase. This sounds more like a badly concocted excuse to move.

This really just isn't right. Every child deserves a mom that loves them, makes them feel safe & secure. Unfortunately these kids did not get that, not by a long shot & it's so sad. Here we are, wondering & worrying if these kids are going to grow up & be alright. How their emotional health & mental well being is. If their individuality is being encouraged. If they need speech therapy, are they eating enough. OMG! We worry more about kate's kids than kate does or ever will & we don't even know them personally!!!

bonehead said...

You know, I think about what my sister-in-law once said to me about, telling what each child will turn out to be. She said that in school a Nun, told her mother and other mothers what she and their children would turn out to be. That she was gonna be a Home Designer, some other kids were to be Police Officers etc. Well you know what, my sister-in-law, is not Designer(not in her) and those others never became what that Nun told those parents. Kate has the nerve to LABEL her children like that, It's a crime! JMO

fidosmommy said...

Maybe Kate made Jon take the garbage to Miss Beverly's house so
he could also hand her the towels she folded wrong. "Bless her heart, she tried, but I don't know whose definition of acceptable that is!"

sourpatchbaby said...

How anyone could read this book & not think kate is a complete wacko is beyond me. someone please start enforcing boundaries with this nut job!!!

First off what mom tells their child how difficult their pregnancy was with them??? Who??? All it does is make the child feel bad. No good can come from any of this. These kids are going to get sick of all these things being tossed in their face all the time.


4/13/2010 8:27 PM
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I have told my son how hard my pregnancy was with him. I had horrible all day sickness, I could not eat anything that I didn't cook myself as I would get immediately and horribly sick; and I had to go to the ER more than once. One night, after making my husband pull over on the side of the road for the umpteenth time so I could be sick on the side of the road I said to him that I would not change anything of my pregnancy for the world. Because all that I was going through meant that I was going to have my beautiful boy on my arms And I would gladly go through it all again.

I've told my son this when I tell him how proud I am of him and how much I love him. I think that the context of how it's told to a child makes a ton of difference. I suspect that Satan's favorite daughter saw her pregnancies as nothing more than a horrible annoyance she had to go through so that she could get what she deserved (in her mind).

KHATE said...

Turned the TV on, and OMG, it was Kate on the Today show! UGH! Just caught the tail end, but all the same...blah blah, couldn't live on a nurses salary, have to provide for the kids, boo hoo!!! I wouldn't see the kids if I were a nurse anymore than I see them now. Oh yes, Kate, you could tuck them in at night!!!! You would be in the same, oh, say same side of the continent, which might be comforting.
WHY is the 20,000 never mentioned!!!

I REALLY NOTICED she didn't like the question and tried to raise her eyebrows, but couldn't!!!!!!! SHE IS BOTOXED!

Meridith and oh, what's him name comment, hey, girls gotta work...
OH LORDY!
She looked tired. Good. Now I wish I'd seen it all, although I usually try to avoid her puke on the talk shows.
BOTOXBIATCH!

Jennifer said...

She points out a time when Mady lied about a beach towel on the floor and said she wants to instill honesty in her.

Well, that's really rich. How can she instill honesty in her children when every other word out of her own mouth is a lie? The depth of her delusion is immeasurable.

Others may not remember this, but there was an early episode where Cara was handing one of the girl tups a towel or napkin. Whoever she was handing it to wanted it to be new, which is wasn't, and when Cara started to admit it, Kate shushed her and told her to say it was. Way to instill honesty, eh?

In Aaden’s letter, she calls him an inconsolable baby and points out the many pairs of glasses he went through at a cost of $200 each.

I have no words for this.

she is evil said...

Hold on a minute there. Kate wants to instill HONESTY in Mady's life? Really? Someone needs to put this mad cow down.

Laurie said...

Can't See Sheep - You want to know what Mady is saying? Well over on "Kate's Take" on the TLC site both Mady and Cara are VERY excited about the book and want to know if they can read it and have it counted as one of the 30 books that they have to read this school year. Oh yes, they also want to read Multiple Blessings. Remember this is "Kate's Take" so consider the source!

Tami said...

Hi, perhaps you missed it. There is more than just this one topic on the blog. The book is not the only thing discussed, so how could it be judging her on "one picture"? There is plenty to judge her on, and since she chooses to be in the public eye, it's fair game to judge her. Why is it interesting to read this book that she slapped together in 2 months to fulfill a book contract, line her pockets, and make up for a failed cook book? It's not. Everyone who has seen their show or read the previous blogs or books she has written, or seen any of her speaking engagements, knows all this same garbage anyway. The personal feeling she has about her kids should NOT be something anyone feels is appropriate to read..or even interesting! Defend her if you will, but I don't think many will be swayed by the argument that it's just not fair to judge her. Is is fair of Kate to judge Jon or her kids as she does? No.

I see it a little differently I guess. I would not say that I am a huge Kate fan, in fact I prefer not to let the choices of other people impact or anger me. But, I think the book will be interesting, and may provide some insight into how challenging their lives have really been. I have no plans to purchase it...but I am sure many, many people will because they are interested. Do I think she has a tendency to come off as rude? Yes, but I just think maybe we should give people the benefit of the doubt? No one lives her reality, and until you have, it is unfair to judge. And I also don't think what she is doing with her book (telling personal storied) is much different that people posting on social networking sites that their kids have been misbehaving, or their kids are sick, or whatever. I think the audience is larger, sure, but I think people are being a bit unfair without knowing how the family/Kate feels or interacts day to day. You can't look at one picture and think she is awful to her kids...that is incredibly unfair. Unless you live with someone, you just don't know. Not trying to offend or upset anyone...I just think some of the comments are really harsh toward someone you don't know at all.

Cry Me a River said...

I hope someone is able to watch the live feed on the hearing today. I know I can't.

Kart was just on today, with her little I'm sorry- dab tissue on dry eyes routine - so shallow and predictable.

But I must say her publicist has really been working with her. Her answers are very precise albet practiced and the ums and ahs appear to be gone. This is a well-oiled machine that is sending her to stardom no doubt. They are taking their time and doing everything right. She stumbled over the word grasp - not her vocabulary - so she is memorizing the answers to pre-prepared questions which is what most all celebrities do I suppose- only Jon Gosselin gets hammered because he just doesn't have the right people behind him. Y

ou can tell that Meredith did not read the entire book - and granted probably none of the media who interview her will. I only saw the part about her speaking to Jon and maybe having regrets. Kart said she learned that she has a "sharp" tongue in the heat of the moment. No s(*&t Sherlock. And a stinging hand I might add - poor kids - none of the interviewers care about the kids - too bad they did not watch the shows to see what adorable and great kids they can be and what a horrible mother they are stuck with.

PJ said...

I've read the whole book and here is my review --

There is clearly a different writing style than with
"Multiple Blessings" but that is no surprise because we know that Beth did not write this one. There is enough of Kate-speak in the text that I do believe she wrote it herself - though probably with much grammatical and punctuation correction by the editors.

I have no idea how true or false the stories she tells are - maybe Jon did spend Sunday nights sorting garbage, maybe they did have tires slashed in their drive-way, etc. There is no way to verify those things but a lot of the stories picked seem to be to answers criticisms she has encountered. For example, she didn't intend to be rude to strangers and was just focused on getting her babies and toddlers where they need to go. Or the family needs security and protection because of vandalism that occurred right below the twins bedroom.

Kate is clearly self-focused in much of the book and the lessons she is trying to teach the kids come across as "do as I say not as I do." (Like teaching Mady the importance of honesty.)

That said, alot of what has been published in the press about the book is misrepresenting what is actually there.

Unlike the writer at the Huffington post, I did not see page after page of the kids reactions to the divorce. Each letter had one pretty generic line about the child's sadness and confusion at the recent changes in their family.

She did write about Colin questioning her authority and not obeying but goes on to say she sees at as determination and thinks he can go far in life with that determination if he makes the right choices. To be fair, she also tells Colin he is a genious that she is impressed with his ability to add two digit numbers at 5. And she wrote other nice things about him as well.

She did write about Aaden crying inconsolably as a child but it leads into a story of her snuggling with Aaden while Jon would make them laugh. And she does have lots of nice, sweet things to day about Aaden in the rest of his letter.

She mentions Leah's vomiting as a discussion of her having reflux as a baby and how Nanni Joan would feed her and talk to her. Kate attributes Leah's clear speech to all that 1:1 attention as a baby. She calls Lean her dainty princess and focuses on other good things too.

Honestly, nothing I read would make me think that the kids will think this is an invasion of privacy now or when they are older. They may have plenty of reasons to hate Kate but I doubt this book will be one of them. As for Jon using it in court, I don't see how other than perhaps her admission that she loves her new "job."

KHATE said...

I truly feel many women believe this muck about the single mom, have to make a living crap. What WE need to do is to get out there and point out that she lives in a million $$ home with $20,000 a month in child support.
MANY ladies don't know this, I've totally changed many minds by this enlightenment!

Hambone said...

Can't See Sheep said...


In her letter to Mady, Kate insists to her that all the decisions she has made for her have been best for her even if Mady disagrees right now. She points out a time when Mady lied about a beach towel on the floor and said she wants to instill honesty in her.

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Interesting. I think Kate has a huge challenge on her hands because she doesn't possess the honesty trait herself, so she'll have to resort to other methods to instill it in her children. Mady is a very smart child and most likely picked up "lying" ( Kate's words ) from her mama. We have all witnessed Kate blatantly lying right in front of the kids and getting shushed by Kate when they are like "what??????"

she is evil said...

Dear Kate,
You were a homely child with an unfortunate wonky eye and humongous legs, but we decided to keep you anyway. You weren't too bright, complained constantly and blamed your siblings for all your wrongdoings. Being religious, we tried to teach you not to lie, but to no avail. You also were a bit of a ho, doing guys with nice cars in hopes of marrying up. I regret giving you the money to buy Bobbi McCaughey's book because you took home all the wrong messages from it. We tried to bring you up to be a good person, but we didn't know how to do so, because you were unteachable, and not the sharpest tool in the shed. You are an embarrassment and shame to our family. We don't even know our own grandkids because you are vindictively keeping them from us ever since we voiced displeasure with your choices. Oh, and your breasts and teeth are huge and you look more and more like your grandpa everyday.
Love, Mom

Vanessa said...

OH she devil!! Funny!! :)

Katie711 said...

I have NEVER disliked anyone MORE the I do this woman.. HOW dare she do this to her kids.. Now, all the crap with the custody and her crying her way across the morning tv slots just pisses me off. Glad she LIED again saying she is home with the kids. How is she able to do that while she is being FILMED in LA. Now talk is that she is looking at houses in LA? WHAT?? REALLY? Say it isnt so. I have had enough of this person.

Vanessa said...

Well holy crap! How do you try and instill the value of TRUTH when you host a make-believe 'Christmas Morning' just for the sake of GOOD TV? You can BET Mady and Cara knew it wasn't REALLY Christmas but had to play along with it. I'm sure they were under the threat of severe punishment to not UTTER a word about it to friends! Imagine ALL the stuff those two were NOT allowed to discuss with their peers! And you have the GALL to say you caught one of them lying about a towel on the floor!

Kate's Angry Beaver said...

she is evil, that is the best. post. here. evah.

Jacobi said...

Every time that I see the title of her book, I think of the book OJ Simpson "wrote" whist he was awaiting the murder trial.

It was called "I Want to Tell You," and, oddly enough, it was a collection of letters.

Can't See Sheep said...

@she is evil, LMAO!!!

Laurie said...

Can't See Sheep - You want to know what Mady is saying? Well over on "Kate's Take" on the TLC site both Mady and Cara are VERY excited about the book and want to know if they can read it and have it counted as one of the 30 books that they have to read this school year. Oh yes, they also want to read Multiple Blessings. Remember this is "Kate's Take" so consider the source!
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I think I'll call BS on that one. The book is listed as adult, so Mady & Cara should not be reading it for about another 9 years. More of kate's crap.

I agree with the other posters here on kate instilling honesty in Mady. It's going to be a hard road given that Mady is very smart & kate lies like she breathes. Mady is going to spot it & knowing Mady she will point it out to her. Sure it can be a do as I say not as I do situation, but if kate keeps lying like she does it's probably not going to work out too well. Kids just don't respect that & when they don't, that's when authority begins to crumble & they disregard more & more of what they're told by that person.

I'll be glad when they start speaking for themselves. Yes, kate's PR people will probably work on them/with them, but I have a feeling that a couple of them are going to say exactly what they want to. I see Mady calling kate out as much as kate calls Mady out. She is going to have her hands full with just Mady, never mind the other seven.

Anonymous said...

Barbara said:
Kate keeps saying that she needs to write this book, go on DWTS, etc etc to support her children - implying they'd starve to death otherwise.
I would LOVE to see her financial balance sheet, showing just jow much she gets in child support, royalties and just how much she is worth. I think we'd all be shocked to find out how much money Miss Poor-little-me really has.

Marianne said...

A very insightful review of the book, posted on Amazon.com. Forgive me if this has already been mentioned!

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As the children struggle through the aftermath of their parent's public and painful divorce, this new book by Kate Gosselin, rather than insulating them, exposes their fears and vulnerabilities. This book is certainly different, but not in a good way. She must earn a living, but why not write a cookbook or a book of helpful hints for other mothers and permit her children to heal in privacy? Gosselin has spent so much time in the limelight showcasing her children, that normal boundaries most parents establish do not appear to exist in her universe.

Balance is sadly lacking and discretion is non-existent. Each child is dissected - identifying who is naughty, who is acting out the most, who is in the most pain from the divorce, who doesn't speak up for themselves, who is missing their father the most, etc. All is revealed in a dispassionate tone, largely devoid of a mother's usual pride in her children's accomplishments and gifts. Positives are noted in the context of how the behaviors help the mother. Which children are artistic or musical or athletic is nowhere to be found.

The book is composed of tedious background material which reads like self-absorbed filler and is interspersed with outspoken letters to each child, bible verses and photographs of the children. The letters contain material too sensitive and too personal for strangers to be rummaging about, picking through various revealing, hurtful or embarrassing pronouncements by their mother.

Contradicting the purpose of the book, throughout the pages, Gosselin's focus is on herself, not the children. Rather than preserving memories for her adorable brood, the book is about all she has done and all she has sacrificed for them. In the book she states that the children are her most precious belongings. I think those words may explain everything. Children are not belongings. Well, most children are not belongings.

Jaden's Mom said...

This book makes no sense to me. When I first heard it was being published, I wondered why she would publish something so personal? I have been writing letters to my son since I was pregnant with him, and those letters are only for my son. There is no price that could be put on them which would make me even consider publishing them for the world to see.


I don't understand where Kate's mind is as a mother. By publishing this book, the message her kids will get is that they are her little cash cows, and she will continue to pimp them for money, even if it means publicly sharing letters that were supposedly from the heart, meant only for the kids.

The day is going to come when Kate will pay for this. I hope she knows that. Mady and Cara were already showing signs of resentment toward Kate. Does she think it's all going to go away because she can tell them that everything she did was for them? Kate may be surprised to learn that her kids would probably prefer to live a simpler lifestyle, if it meant they could have their mom with them more.

Very Interesting.... said...

"I Just Want You to Know" by Kate Gosselin. "I Want to Tell You" by OJ Simpson. Similar titles, both books full of distortions.

BMWoP said...

Boy, all this stuff takes me back a year or so ago, right here on GWoP, when talk of the Gosselins possibly divorcing first began.....

and a GWoP'er said, "If Jon and Kate divorce, can you just imagine how much she'd play up the "But I'm a single mom" sob story? That will be her new platform and she will take it and run with it".

Fast forward a year and that is exactly what she's done to the nth degree. She has yet to do a single interview where she has not said, "I'm a single mom!!! I have to provide!!!!!! Wahhhhhhhh!!!!"

If Jon woud've kept his pecker in check and never got caught by the paps with the teacher, we'd all probably still be being snowed with a fake reality show, or better yet, the show would've petered out on it's own and they all would've faded away. It is Jon's sexual antics that has catapulted Kate into the Hollywood stratosphere and onto the DWTS set.

StoryLady said...

I keep thinking of Kahlil Gibran's "On Children" when we talk about Kate's relationship with her children:

"Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts..."

GoPoshGo said...

Kate's Angry Beaver said...
"she is evil, that is the best. post. here. evah."

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OMG -- I laughed out loud at your "letter," Evil. Favorite line: "Oh, and your breasts and teeth are huge and you look more and more like your grandpa everyday."

Beaver, your name made me laugh just as hard!

PK said...

OMG!! She was just on Joy Behar show (who I can't stand either), what a liar.
She said she couldn't let her brother and sister in law around because they would go on tv the next day and tell lies about them and make thousands of dollars. Then she said they were on their old tv show and they were fine there until they started making money from the interviews.
Wow, just wow!

JJ in WA said...

I really expected more from Joy Behar tonight-she should have stayed true and asked the hard questions.

But my reason for posting is did you know that Kate is the first one ever to write letters to her children? She said that mothers are inspired by her to write their own letters now that she has written this book! What a great idea-wish I had thought of it :)

overthehill said...

she is evil.what a funny post.im sure you can hear me laughing in the uk all the way across the atlantic.

crabbygirl said...

If Kate wanted her kids to have this book why didn't she publish it privately and only the children would have received copies? Why, because EVERYTHING Kate does is for attention and money.Please go away Kate ASAP!!

ChurchMouse said...

"BMWoP said...
... It is Jon's sexual antics that has catapulted Kate into the Hollywood stratosphere and onto the DWTS set..."


Actually, ironically, it is Ms. Gosselin's fault that got the whole ball rolling.

If she had been kinder to her husband, instead of treating him like a sort of junior intern, with herself in the role of Head Honcho, none of this would have happened.

Jon tried at first. You can see that he did. But day after day of being verbally and emotionally beaten down took its toll. At some point, he said enough, I quit.

While I don't condone his behavior after that, I do understand why he acted so stupidly. But keep in mind that he was the one who wanted to go to marriage counseling, and Ms. Gosselin chose to go to Dr. Phil for yet another chance to be in the spotlight. And the only counseling Dr. Phil gave was about "keeping the brand." Jon wanted a proper counselor.

Of course, now that Jon's been through the celebrity and legal wringers, his only option is to let the kids be filmed again. To this, I say, "SHAME ON YOU." And several nasty looks in his direction for not sticking up for Jodi and Kevin, who TRULY WANT WHAT IS BEST FOR THE KIDS.

Forget the cameras, apply for a grant, go back to school, get a modest job and look after your kids. That wouldn't be glamorous, but it would be taking the high road.

ChurchMouse said...

Ms. Gosselin sure uses the word, "sacrifice" a lot.

IMHO, The only people who get to use the term "sacrifice" when speaking of their children include the following:

Anyone who's donated an organ to their kid.

Any parent who's kid is in the armed services.

Abraham.

Other than that, no, not so much.

winsomeone said...

On the Joy Behar show last night, Kate said she has written all of her books for her kids. I was thinking "All?" Beth wrote the first one, the second was supposedly a scrapbook thing with bible verses and little writing, then the cook book..does she think the 5 year olds need a cook book? And now this last book. She made it sound as if she has written hundreds of books, instead of just three, with little writing in them. They now even claim she is a New York Times best selling author. So now, she has even tainted that! She is taking over the whole country for some reason..just who does she know that is doing this for her?

momof3kidsand3dogs said...

I'm beginning to think we may never see the public decline of Kate.
She will be shoved in front of our faces for years to come and continue to be a "celebrity". But, boy oh boy, is she going to fall, and fall hard, behind the closed doors of her own home. Those kids are going to be teenagers soon and they will start telling her what they really think of her, the show, her books, the tabloids, etc. I have 2 very nice, well-adjusted daughters ages 15 and 17. However, they are becoming intelligent adults and are not afraid to speak their minds and have their own opinions. Children do grow up and do start to judge their parents and decisions they have made whether good or bad and they aren't afraid to voice their opinions. Kate will get this times 8 and , sadly, she hasn't made a whole lot of sound or good decisions regarding the parenting of these 8 beautiful children. Kate will be brought down some day, but it will probably be by those very children that she "does it all for".

SafetyTrain said...

How much you want to bet that TLC lawyers will be there with pen in hand on the day these kids are legally old enough to sign a confidentiality agreement? They're gonna pay off and muzzle these kids as soon as they can........

Swissmiss said...

I found the web site for Zondervan - the book publishers - and I'm sending a letter to Ms. Moe Girkins, President & CEO, Zondervan, 5300 Patterson Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49530, expressing my disappointment that a Christian publisher would produce a book like this. I think it's a gross invasion of the childrens' right to privacy.
There is a web page on their site where you can send comments, but I felt a letter might have more impact. It's a very polite letter.

Pa Mom Knows said...

"She said she couldn't let her brother and sister in law around because they would go on tv the next day and tell lies about them and make thousands of dollars. Then she said they were on their old tv show and they were fine there until they started making money from the interviews."

Isn't it interesting that yesterday during the hearings, when Kevin was asked if his sister knew he was testifying, Kevin said, "yes," and when asked what her response was, he said it was private and preferred not to answer.
Guess we know who's taking the high road and who is doing the bashing.

BookMouseNY said...

For those of you thinking that Kate will be lining her pockets with royalties from this book you’re probably wrong. Her latest book was probably written to fulfill her obligation for a multi book deal for which she received an advance. Most authors get relatively small advances ($10-50K range) so I doubt that the reports of her getting a $1million advance are accurate, but stranger things have happened so I’ll not count it out. My guess is that it’s just PR spin to make it look like she’s important and has something to say as in: “Wow she got one million dollars to write this book so it must be good!” (You don’t ever hear real authors talk about the size of their advance do you?) An advance is an “advance against your royalties” therefore you have to sell a certain number of books in order to fulfill the advance before you begin to get royalties. Many books never “earn back” their advance so the publisher loses money (Hillary Clinton’s book is a case in point because from what I’ve read, her advance didn’t earn back).
Authors are not normally compensated for book promotions. It’s expected of them and does help to sell books. If you’re like me, you go to the bookstore to purchase a specific book however, if there’s a signing going on you will stop and see what’s going on. It creates an illusion that the author is relevant. However, I’ve seen many authors sitting at their table without anyone stopping by….sad. While the big authors are reimbursed for travel, those that you see at your local bookstores probably aren’t. My guess is that TLC is footing the bill for any type of book tour that she does just to keep her name and face in the news (she does have that new show coming up).
If you’ve signed a contract, the publisher has to publish the books and can’t cancel. You can watch the bookstores to see how the book is selling. Chain stores will normally keep a book around for 6 weeks and if it’s not selling in that time period they will either return it to the publisher or put it on the discount table (depending on what the agreement is).
Authors are not normally required to pay back an advance if the book doesn’t sell so if her book doesn’t sell in any significant numbers, the advance is probably hers to keep. If an author has a multi book deal (which doesn’t earn back) and is dropped by the publisher in all probability no other publisher will touch the author. Publishers do share sales information….how well the book sold, how much was spent on it (how much did the publisher invest in the layout and artwork), how much was earned back….bottom line – did it lose money! So far, I think (and I’m just speculating) that all her books have probably lost money for the publisher. I’m basing this speculation on the fact that none of her previous books have gone into additional printings nor have they gone to paperback. Once the publisher has fulfilled his end of the contract and published the agreed number of books, her career as an author is probably over. CHECK!

Geri said...

PK said...
OMG!! She was just on Joy Behar show (who I can't stand either), what a liar.
She said she couldn't let her brother and sister in law around because they would go on tv the next day and tell lies about them and make thousands of dollars. Then she said they were on their old tv show and they were fine there until they started making money from the interviews.
Wow, just wow!

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If I were Kevin and Jodi I would sue her for defamation of character, slander, libel, which ever of those is pertinent. Out and out lies! And if I were Kate's parents I would now make a stand and plant myself with Kevin and Jodi. It's the right thing to do. Kate's evilness has gone too far. she must be stopped. Someone needs to make her stop lying. Grrrr!!!

Pa Mom Knows said...

"But my reason for posting is did you know that Kate is the first one ever to write letters to her children?"

Really? That's nice to know! I guess, then, I didn't see a book by Daniel Taylor, titled, "Letters To My Children" in the local library.

silimom said...

momof3kidsand3dogs said...

Kate will be brought down some day, but it will probably be by those very children that she "does it all for".

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Very well said. In the end, her eight children are the only people that can truly judge how good a parent both she and Jon are/were.

wpa said...

Joy Behar doesn't act like she likes Kate when Kate is on the View. She has to be polite.

She had to have her on her HLN show since Kate was on the View. Joy only asked a couple of viewer questions - softball questions, nothing controversial.

Joy seemed to stick up for Kate about the custody hearing. She believed Kate's description of her money-hungry relatives.

Who Would Have Thought said...

And if I were Kate's parents I would now make a stand and plant myself with Kevin and Jodi. It's the right thing to do. Kate's evilness has gone too far. she must be stopped. Someone needs to make her stop lying.

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Again, her parents are 100% on Kate's side, not Kevin or Jodi's. They truly believe that Kate is doing the right thing. They want Kevin and Jodi to mind their own business. Regardless of the grandchildren they have with Kevin and Jodi, they still believe Kate's children deserve more than anybody else's.

They aren't allowed to see the children or talk to them but Kate still emails her mom.

Ohio Buckeye said...

Story Lady: Love your Gibran quote. K. Gibran is one of my favorites!!! Thanks for making a good and thought-provoking comment to help balance the black and ugly soulessness that is K8G.

Ohio Buckeye said...

A word to the wise: don't even get your hopes up for K8G getting grilled by ANYONE on tv.

K8G's PR handlers make sure all questions to K8G are pre-approved by them. K8G will appear only on shows that agree to promote K8G's sainted mother role.

So, don't even hope to see any comeuppance for K8G, at least not on TV. The TV powers that be and PR reps are all intertwined bedfellows.

Disgusting.

Rule of thumb: If it's on tv, you can pretty much count on it being skewed, scripted, plotted, and planned for maximum drama and subsequent ratings. In short: B.S.

TV standards are at an all time low and K8G being considered a 'star' is the best example I can think of.

momof3kidsand3dogs said...

a previous poster said that Kate is taking over the entire country. That's exactly how I feel. Remember that 1950's (60's?)horror film "The Blob"? It starts out with this little bit of oozing red "stuff" and by the end of the movie you see tons of people running from this giant blob which is taking over entire cities. It/she just has a momentum of their own!

momof3kidsand3dogs said...

I should add to my previous post... It/ she has a momentum of their own coming from an unknown, dark source.

fidosmommy said...

JJ in WA said:
"But my reason for posting is did you know that Kate is the first one ever to write letters to her children?"

Pa Mom Knows said...
Really? That's nice to know! I guess, then, I didn't see a book by Daniel Taylor, titled, "Letters To My Children" in the local library.

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JJ, I took your post to be pure sarcasm, am I right? PA Mom, I couldn't tell if you took it seriously or tongue in cheek. Sorry. It's hard to get the tone of a thought from the written word.

Re: Kate not allowing Charlene and Kenton Kreider to see or speak to the children, yet Kate e-mails her mom: How weird is that? Why would Kate keep her children from a person she communicates with herself? Clearly Kate does not see her mother as some kind of
threat to her, so why would they be a threat to the kids? The only answer I can come up with is that
Charlene and Kenton Kreider are NOT 100% on Kate's side with regard to the children, and may let something she really, really wants to say slip out around the kids. Or the kids may slip up and say something to Grandma/Pa. Just a guess. I've never met any of them, but these are the only interpretations that give this whole convoluted game of keep-away
any credence in my mind.

fidosmommy said...

Jennifer said....
Others may not remember this, but there was an early episode where Cara was handing one of the girl tups a towel or napkin. Whoever she was handing it to wanted it to be new, which is wasn't, and when Cara started to admit it, Kate shushed her and told her to say it was. Way to instill honesty, eh?

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I remember that! But it wasn't just a handtowel or napkin! It was a hankerchief used to wipe the nose of a child with a bad runny nose - a cold! Then she used it on the next one. The tup didn't want it on her nose because it was already used. Kate told the tup it was a clean one. Big sister tried to insist it WAS dirty, but Kate told her to keep that info herself. Just as you said in your post.

I wonder if this was something Kate learned in Nursing School. The kids will all end up sharing their cold germs anyway, so go ahead and rub each other's snot right into little noses and get it over with.

fidosmommy said...

PJ said...
I've read the whole book and here is my review --

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Fair enough. But honestly, is this
the sort of thing your children would like to have shared with the world? I know it would make me uncomfortable if my Mom wrote a book saying anything about me.
Whether it was a book about how
impossible I was or whether it was a book shouting her pride in my
room full of swimming trophies and
music awards and scholarship awards, that should be something between my mom, me, and some very, very, very close friends and family. It would not be something I would want her to discuss in the public arena with casual acquaintance, much less absolute strangers, even if they had read all about me in the sports/arts sections of the paper. My life, for good or for ill, is not for entertainment and it is certainly not for sale.

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