You’ve probably heard of the Gosselin family through their television show, “Jon & Kate Plus 8,” or maybe you’ve heard of them because of the photos of their family splashed on magazines at the grocery store. I used to watch their show. Keyword being used to; I stopped once the Gosselin’s moved into a huge house, Jon quit his job, their lives became a series of mini-vacations, and it became abundantly clear that the Gosselins was raking the dough through their children.
If you’ve seen their show, you know that Multiple Blessings would, of course, have been written completely by Kate. (The whole book is from her point of view.) But the thing I wasn’t expecting was how religious they are. I knew there was a reason why they did not do selective reduction, but I attributed it to the fact that they suffered through infertility. I never expected a constant reference to Scripture to be included in Multiple Blessings, or how much I would enjoy reading Multiple Blessings because Kate Gosselin is actually likable in the book.
It’s an easy to read book that offers a lot of insight into who Kate is, how she thinks and feels about the lot she’s been handed. There’s also way more information about the kids and the Gosselin family — for example, they almost adopted a little boy, Jeremiah, before having the sextuplets — than the show offers as the show has changed into showcasing where the family goes, what the Gosselin’s receive, and Kate’s complete freak outs.
If you enjoy “Jon & Kate Plus 8,” then you should read Multiple Blessings. If you hate Kate Gosselin, I think you would be completely surprised at who she is in this book.
- Gosselin, Jon, Kate Gosselin, and Beth Carson. Multiple Blessings: Surviving to Thriving with Twins and Sextuplets. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 2008. Print. 224 pgs. ISBN: 9780310289029. Source: Library.