Jill Duggar will launch her tell-all memoir, Counting the Price, on Tuesday, September 12, and the e-book contains a number of surprising revelations about her household. Within the memoir, the previous 19 Children and Counting star and her husband, Derick Dillard, opened up about their expertise with TLC and her household’s IBLP (Institute in Fundamental Life Rules) practices. IBLP is a non-denominational Christian group that has confronted backlash for its male-dominated teachings.
The e-book’s description teases readers that the couple had been subjected to “manipulation and intimidation” by the hands of Jill’s household — explicit her father, Jim Bob Duggar.
“Jill and Derick knew a normal life wasn’t possible for them,” the memoir’s description reads. “As a star on the popular TLC reality show 19 Kids and Counting, Jill grew up in front of viewers who were fascinated by her family’s way of life. She was the responsible, second daughter of Jim Bob and Michelle’s nineteen kids; always with a baby on her hip and happy to wear the modest ankle-length dresses with throat-high necklines.”
Preserve studying to search out out all the things that Jill reveals in Counting the Price.
Jim Bob Screaming, ‘You’re Responsible!’
In keeping with an excerpt obtained by PEOPLE forward of the memoir’s launch date, Jill described a tense assembly between her, Derick and Jim Bob. The TLC alum recounted how her mom and father reacted to a letter she had apparently written about her dad and mom.
“There was no scowl on her face, no folded arms. Just a look of pain. The pain of a mama torn by her baby,” Jill wrote about her mom, earlier than including that Michelle stated, “‘It was the most disrespectful thing I’ve ever read.’”
Jill then recalled how she had despatched Jim Bob a textual content concerning the rigidity of their household, “in the hope that it might wake Pops up to how bad I felt things had gotten.”
“‘You sent me a text message, Jill. You said I was verbally abusing you,’” Jim Bob allegedly stated to Jill, per the e-book’s excerpt. “’I was so offended by that, too. You know in your heart that’s not right. Are you going to apologize for that?’”
After silence crammed the air, Jill revealed that she began crying, to which her father allegedly stated, “‘You know why you’re crying, don’t you? Your conscience is talking to you. That’s why. … You’re guilty!’”
Jill Accusing Jim Bob of Treating Her Worse Than Josh
After Jim Bob scolded her, Jill stood up for herself, which she recalled within the newly launched excerpt.
“‘You want to know why I’m crying?’” she wrote within the e-book. “‘It’s that you think I’m some kind of horrible person just because I wear pants and have a nose ring, and yet you see that girl outside and praise her. That’s why I’m crying, daddy. I’m evolving and changing, just like that girl out there, but you can’t see it. You treat me like I’m a prodigal who’s turned her back on you. You treat me worse than you treat my pedophile brother.’”
Jill’s “pedophile brother” remark was a reference to Josh Duggar, who was imprisoned after being discovered responsible of kid pornography fees.
Jim Bob Difficult Jill’s Option to Put on Pants
4 days forward of the e-book’s launch date, a supply advised In Contact that in her memoir, Jill recalled Jim Bob’s response to her choice to put on pants — a serious diversion from the Duggar household’s strict costume code for ladies. The Duggar household patriarch had approached Jill on why she was carrying leggings as a substitute of attire and skirts.
The insider advised the outlet that Jim Bob gave a e-book to Jill concerning the significance of a modest costume code, to which Jill felt “embarrassed” and “humiliated” by.