Becoming Sister Wives

Becoming Sister Wives

The Story of An Unconventional Marriage

Book - 2012
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The stars of the hit show Sister Wives present an uncensored, unedited look at life in their plural marriage.

In many ways, the Browns are like any other middle-American family. They eat, play, and pray together, squabble and hug, striving to raise happy, well-adjusted children while keeping their relationship loving and strong. The difference is, there are five adults in the openly polygamous Brown marriage--Kody and his four wives--who among them have seventeen children.

Since TLC first launched its popular reality program Sister Wives, the Browns have become one of the most famous families in the country. Now Kody, Meri, Janelle, Christine, and Robyn reveal in their own words exactly how their special relationship works--the love and faith that drew them together, the plusses and pitfalls of having sister wives, and the practical and emotional complications of a lifestyle viewed by many with distrust, prejudice, even fear. With the candor and frankness that have drawn millions to their show, they talk about what makes their fascinating family work, addressing the topics that intrigue outsiders: How do the four relationships differ? What effect does a polygamous upbringing have on their children? What are the challenges--emotional, social, or financial--involved in living this lifestyle? Is it possible for all four sister wives to feel special when sharing a husband--and what happens when jealousy arises? How has being on camera changed their lives? And what's it like to add a new wife to the family--or to be that new wife?

Filled with humor, warmth, surprising insights, and remarkable honesty, this is a singular story of plural marriage and all the struggles and joys that go with it. At heart, it's a love story--unconventional but immediately recognizable in the daily moments of trust, acceptance, forgiveness, passion, and commitment that go into making one big, happy, extraordinary family.
Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, c2012.
ISBN: 9781451661217
Characteristics: x, 271 p., [8] p. of plates :,col. ill., col. ports. geneal. table ;,25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Brown, Kody


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ArapahoeKati Feb 18, 2017

Read this on a whim because I had seen some episodes of the television show. A very intriguing look at their lifestyle. Each chapter is told from the perspective of each wife, so you get to know their voices really well.

Jul 22, 2013

Very interesting. I like the show a lot, but did anyone else dislike Kody a little bit after reading this book??

bandblair Jan 30, 2013

Terribly boring. I wish there were more pictures. I feel it's just a way to capitalize on the show.

Oct 20, 2012

A wonderful book that shows that not all polygamy involves child abuse and incest. These are 5 people who chose this life of their own free will and struggle with their choices. For example, ever argued with your spouse about how to deal with a child? Now add in thee more parents. See how that can get confusing? Definitely not the life for me, but if their happy with it, I'm happy for them.

mmg2681 Sep 26, 2012

I enjoyed watching Sister Wives and I like how this book went beyond the front of "everything is always just fine and dandy." These people are real and have issues just as the rest of us do. Even though I found the book a bit redundent, I enjoyed reading it from beginning to end.

MadReads Sep 22, 2012

This book goes more in-depth on each wives history and point of view than the TV show has time for.

mmtodd1999 Aug 24, 2012

I learned more from this book than the actual show has taught me thus far. A real eye opener for anyone who wants to know what this normal family does.

ChristyH Jul 24, 2012

The show Sister Wives is addictive! Can't wait to read this behind the scenes book.

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mmtodd1999 Aug 24, 2012

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