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OodOnTheLoo

I honestly think hers book will be more like an angry letter you write but don't send. Just angry, disorganized and probably won't see the light of day. Shes not particularly charismatic or tactful so her sales would reflect that. I think if we do see one it'll be a collab from the runners or someone forced out.

I could very easily see one of the kids blogging it and croudfunding a book like Cynthia Jeub. Her story is so amazing and really gives insight. I could also see one of the kids being forced out similar to her (Josiah). The only real problem is that I don't think any of the Duggarlings are articulate enough on their own to actually write a best seller. Tell-all or not.

Possibly Jessa, but no time soon. All the kids, even Josh. Are still too deep in the culture to realize just how fucked it is. Hopefully, as the kids start having kids of their own they realize how horrific it would be to take a plumbing hose to someone the size of sweet Izzy and to restrict their children's education and opportunities in life. We won't get a tell all u til they have broken from the cult.

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Olive Plant

Someone should write a satire tell-all. It would be more funny. This blog has a short one about the recent scandal: https://biblicalsex.wordpress.com/2015/ ... ly-values/

"in going on Ashley Madison, I was just trying to find a concubine to help my wife have lots of kids for me, just like Zilpah helped Leah (Genesis 30:9). However, porn is wrong because masturbation wastes sperm, which is obviously a grave sin in a Biblical marriage (Genesis 38:9). I see myself as a powerful son in the line of our family’s patriarchs, and I in turn must produce as many sons as possible so that we may take over the earth with our deeply-enshrined family values. So far my wife hasn’t been as fertile as my mom, and that’s a real bummer, because my Dad’s smug look when he counts my kids is starting to get on my nerves."

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luv2laugh

I also think Amy and Dillon will write it. Look at all of the things they are saying to the press. Amy would love to take center stage on interviews and be on the cover of books.

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I also think Amy and Dillon will write it. Look at all of the things they are saying to the press. Amy would love to take center stage on interviews and be on the cover of books.

I wouldn't be surprised, but I don't think that Amy knows enough to really expose the cult. Hers would probably be just a trashy, look-at-me! autobiography.

I think a tell-all from a real insider would be a very good thing, if it would be done tastefully and if it would show how the cult truly works and how awful the consequences for everyone involved are, especially the children.

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MatthewDuggar

I've been saying for years that Famy should write the tell-all. Maybe she was waiting for the scandals to finally come out. Her pointless attempts at being a country singer when she is really sitting on a gold mine with writing a tell-all.

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I could very easily see one of the kids blogging it and croudfunding a book like Cynthia Jeub. Her story is so amazing and really gives insight. I could also see one of the kids being forced out similar to her (Josiah). The only real problem is that I don't think any of the Duggarlings are articulate enough on their own to actually write a best seller. Tell-all or not.

A Duggar tell-all wouldn't need to be crowd funded. Celebs with a story to tell can basically walk up to a publisher and get a co-author (aka ghost writer, but often with celeb books the ghost writer is given credit). People who don't even speak English very well have gotten book deals with a co-writer to help them with the English aspects. If money is to be made, the publisher will make it all happen.

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Before this year, it might have been a little harder to get the interest in one, but after Joshley Madison the Child Pedo and the Duggar's fall from grace in general.....I think there is a blank cheque waiting for any Duggar willing to go 'no holds barred' and tell all about Boob, DQ and Joshley.

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A Duggar tell-all wouldn't need to be crowd funded. Celebs with a story to tell can basically walk up to a publisher and get a co-author (aka ghost writer, but often with celeb books the ghost writer is given credit). People who don't even speak English very well have gotten book deals with a co-writer to help them with the English aspects. If money is to be made, the publisher will make it all happen.

I absolutely agree.

I'm a published author (only one book by a major house in it's field; but I've also written many articles.)

The publisher will also get exactly what they want, the ghost writer will be cherry picked to get the juiciest stories. Assuming that this is what the publisher wants. The book I wound up publishing was pretty different from my original pitch, the publisher took my dream and molded it to what they wanted based on what other books they had coming down the line. All and all, I'm happy with it, but it wasn't as grand as what I had envisioned & pitched.

That's my long winded agreement with your statement.

What the publisher wants, the publisher gets!

a bit OT, but it blew my mind during the episode when the girls were reviewing or doing the audio book, one of the pop ups said something like, "the duggar girls have spent a combined total of 40 hours writing their book" !!!

I almost fell over. It took me over 2 years (and missed a few deadlines because I was acting like a diva) an a LOT of hard work. Needless to say a metric fuckton more than 40 hours.

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I absolutely agree.

I'm a published author (only one book by a major house in it's field; but I've also written many articles.)

The publisher will also get exactly what they want, the ghost writer will be cherry picked to get the juiciest stories. Assuming that this is what the publisher wants. The book I wound up publishing was pretty different from my original pitch, the publisher took my dream and molded it to what they wanted based on what other books they had coming down the line. All and all, I'm happy with it, but it wasn't as grand as what I had envisioned & pitched.

That's my long winded agreement with your statement.

What the publisher wants, the publisher gets!

a bit OT, but it blew my mind during the episode when the girls were reviewing or doing the audio book, one of the pop ups said something like, "the duggar girls have spent a combined total of 40 hours writing their book" !!!

I almost fell over. It took me over 2 years (and missed a few deadlines because I was acting like a diva) an a LOT of hard work. Needless to say a metric fuckton more than 40 hours.

Hell, I wrote a thesis that was almost 150 pages long and took a year to research and write, and 40 hours would be maybe two weeks of work for me after combining research, adviser meetings, brainstorming, outlining, writing, and revising. I know that a ghostwritten puff piece autobiography is a lot less work than a comparative literature thesis, but that's some serious laziness. It's YOUR book, for god's sake.

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When people get all impressed that I wrote a book, I often say it's no harder than writing a thesis, and in some cases easier because you have an editor.

But yea, 40 hours (SPLIT between them) is such crap. It says to me that they really did nothing to contribute. Alas, it's the Duggar way. 10 hours of work, *gasp*!

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I wonder if it's possible that Jim Bob had his children sign non-disclosure forms? Obviously, they could still write about their lives but maybe anything negative that occurred during the times they were filming could be off-limits.

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I wonder if it's possible that Jim Bob had his children sign non-disclosure forms? Obviously, they could still write about their lives but maybe anything negative that occurred during the times they were filming could be off-limits.

I don't think he'd need to make them sign NDAs. Back then, none of the girls were married (which would mean a potential fallback source of income/support) and the gravy train was rolling full steam ahead, so they knew full well that going against what Daddy said to write would be disastrous. And you know that he had final say over the final draft, so he could just delete any passages that had anything negative to say.

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I think the most honest and forthcoming book would.come from Josh. He has had the most experience in the "real world". He can see the difference between the way they were raised and outsiders. And he has felt the brunt of the cause-effect of their upbringing. He also has knowledge of the inner working of hypocrisy on the religious right....

As the oldest, and having the most kids weighing him down, less of his life is salvagable at this point. He has the most to gain from outting the damage of the fundie movement. He could possibly even save some face, by claiming he wants to expose the bigger problems to help his younger siblings get out.

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It would be interesting to hear from JB's sister too. She probably has insight into the crazy that created JB. There's gotta be something to his relationship with Gramma Duggar.

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I really hope Anna is the one to write the book. Then I hope the cash rolls in so she can get the kids away from him and Jimboob . She would have the extra book fodder of being raised in the trailer with an even more fundie father and marrying into the Duggar crazy. Jim Boob and Grandma would be good too - "yeah we have no idea where this crap came from . It wasn't us "

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a bit OT, but it blew my mind during the episode when the girls were reviewing or doing the audio book, one of the pop ups said something like, "the duggar girls have spent a combined total of 40 hours writing their book" !!!

I almost fell over. It took me over 2 years (and missed a few deadlines because I was acting like a diva) an a LOT of hard work. Needless to say a metric fuckton more than 40 hours.

I forgot about that pop-up.

40 hours is less than I work in one week, and my paycheck is far less than what each of those girls (or the Duggar Collective) made - and continues to make - on a book that they didn't write.

:angry-banghead:

They probably spent more time picking out what to wear for the cover than actually, you know, WRITING.

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I forgot about that pop-up.

40 hours is less than I work in one week, and my paycheck is far less than what each of those girls (or the Duggar Collective) made - and continues to make - on a book that they didn't write.

:angry-banghead:

They probably spent more time picking out what to wear for the cover than actually, you know, WRITING.

You know they did. They spent more time on their "hair tutorial" than what they actually put into the book... It makes my blood boil!!

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I wouldn't be surprised, but I don't think that Amy knows enough to really expose the cult. Hers would probably be just a trashy, look-at-me! autobiography.

I think a tell-all from a real insider would be a very good thing, if it would be done tastefully and if it would show how the cult truly works and how awful the consequences for everyone involved are, especially the children.

I think Amy will try but it'll be a big disappointment. She claims to have not been aware of Josh molesting his sisters. She wouldn't be able to go into too much detail about ATI.

I could see Josh or Jessa writing one relatively soon. I think we'll have to wait awhile for one of the younger kids.

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I forgot about that pop-up.

40 hours is less than I work in one week, and my paycheck is far less than what each of those girls (or the Duggar Collective) made - and continues to make - on a book that they didn't write.

:angry-banghead:

They probably spent more time picking out what to wear for the cover than actually, you know, WRITING.

I don't care about the money they make as much as the fact that Jessa gives her occupation on Facebook as "author."

:cussing:

It is perfectly silly of me, but I know so many young people around her age who are struggling writers and have even published a little who don't claim to be "authors" yet. (One of them has something like "starving artist" as his occupation.). How pretentious to claim to be an "author" when you didn't write a word.

My guess is that the 40 hours refers to the time they spent being interviewed and maybe giving feedback or adding stuff to the ghostwriter'a first draft.

That is like claiming that you cooked dinner when all you did was discuss the menu in the morning with the cook.

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I would be THRILLED if Anna wrote the tell all. She could get a huge book deal, maybe even a tv show, and have a way to support her family and herself. Although I think a Josh book would be juicy :wink-penguin:

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I would be THRILLED if Anna wrote the tell all. She could get a huge book deal, maybe even a tv show, and have a way to support her family and herself. Although I think a Josh book would be juicy :wink-penguin:

I'd love to write a tell all, but she wouldn't know the in and outs of being a duggar during the rough times. What was it like to live in that house during Josh 1.0? Who really looks after the kids and how and when did it start? What do the older ones think about parenting? What is the relationship between the littles and the parents really like? What sibling politics and alliances are there between the kids?

Anna wouldn't know that, and even she asked, a little would have more insight into things before their birth because a big one is more likely to tell them (once their grown up enough to be writing the tell all) then Anna.

That said my preference for a tell all is any one ideally Joy or older where there is some insight into early days. John or Joe would be brilliant, both close to various sisters and likely able to have an awareness of their struggles, and also tarnished by Josh 1.0. Once eldest boy did bad things, then any other boy could in M & Boob's eyes.

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Are the kids allowed to keep diaries? There was a lot of suspicion of anything resembling that when I taught in Christian school.

If you went to school in the last two decades, you were probably asked at some point to do a writer's journal or reader's response journal in an English class. I was not allowed to have my students do such writing at the Christian school--even if I agreed not to read any of it without the student's explicit permission. Writing down thoughts, opinions and feelings was not okay nor was documenting personal experiences. It was considered a way to avoid giving things over to God. Personal responses or opinions about what they read were considered potentially harmful as they might think it okay to question or have differing opinions about the Bible, sermons, or other religious teaching, too.

Perhaps I'm being a bit judgmental, but it's seems so sad that a young girl is not allowed to question or have differing opinions about religion and teachings. IMO, there's there's literally thousands of religions on Earth and one persons beliefs may not fit into the same 'neat little religious package' of ideas as the next persons. Personally I love my mother, but I'd probably be severely depressed, among other things, if I was forced to have the same fundamental religious beliefs that she does (of course she prays daily that I'll convert so I won't burn in hell lol)!!

Also, this means that a young girl, already isolated from many people with other views and ideas due to her families life choices, home schooling, and general shunning of other groups, would not have a chance to learn that it's okay to question those ideas and ideologies of the family. All of her guidance comes from her parents, her elder siblings, and church elders (very disturbing as well bc IF she was abused physically, sexually or in any way she has literally no chance to reach out to a trusted source that may go beyond church walls for assistance.

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FloraKitty35

Amy wouldn't be (to me) an appropriate choice to write a tell all about her Uncle's family. However, she could be of potential value as a secondary source.

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screamingbuddha

I honestly think hers book will be more like an angry letter you write but don't send. Just angry, disorganized and probably won't see the light of day. Shes not particularly charismatic or tactful so her sales would reflect that. I think if we do see one it'll be a collab from the runners or someone forced out.

I could very easily see one of the kids blogging it and croudfunding a book like Cynthia Jeub. Her story is so amazing and really gives insight. I could also see one of the kids being forced out similar to her (Josiah). The only real problem is that I don't think any of the Duggarlings are articulate enough on their own to actually write a best seller. Tell-all or not.

That's what ghost writers are for! :D

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ShepherdontheRock

Who else thinks that the 40 hours was actually totally made up and they didn't write any of the book at all?

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