Counting the Cost

Title: Counting the Cost

Author: Jill Duggar

Read In: 2023

Description: Jill’s memoir of growing up in the family’s strict patriarchal religion, having her life displayed on the TLC reality show 19 Kids and Counting (and not getting paid for it), and how she and her husband Derick went from trying to be obedient and not rock the boat to then starting to heal and grow into their own selves.

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My parents didn’t believe in magic.

They didn’t believe in dancing, either. But they understood the power of music. And like all magicians, they knew exactly when to wield it.