Monday, December 17, 2012

(154)Becoming Sister Wives by Kody, Meri, Janelle, Christine, & Robyn Brown

Becoming Sister Wives
The Story of an Unconventional Marriage

Publication Date: May 1, 2012
Pages: 288

So my husband & I have a guilty pleasure.  We love to watch Sister Wives, shockingly, my husband more than me.  There is something fascinating about watching this unconventional family navigate through "normal" everyday life.

Becoming Sister Wives tells the stories of how Kody met his wives and how their family grew into what it is today.  From how Kody met each of his wives, to the birth of their children, and finally how the came to have their own show on TLC and of course their move to Las Vegas. There were a lot of growing pains that took place and are never really addressed on the show, but it was certainly interesting to read. . The wives all take turns telling their story and Kody only chimes in at the beginning and end of the book.

I admit that I was a bit surprised by how honest the Wives were when telling their stories and the "growing pains" that came with the addition of each wife. I am sure writing what they did took great thought and opened old wounds. Especially Meri and Janelle, they have had a really rough time with their relationship as Sister Wives.

I know there are a lot of people out there who are against Polygamy and I agree -IF THERE ARE CHILD BRIDES INVOLVED.  As far as I am concerned, grown and consenting adults can do whatever the heck they want to do in the privacy of their own homes. Whether they are polygamists or gay or "living in sin" - whatever the heck they want to do is none of my business.  Having said that, Kody Brown does not appeal to me in any way shape or form,  but then again - neither does millions of other men.

Bottom line, as far as memoirs go, Becoming Sister Wives is not the most literary one that you will find on the market, but it is written from the heart and that goes a long way in my book.  If you are a fan of the show or have a curiosity in the Polygamous lifestyle then you should pick up this book, it is a quick, but engrossing read.


Sara Bell said...

I haven't seen the show but am interested in both!
Do you think I should read the book first or watch the show first?

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