JILL Duggar has been snubbed by her entire family after announcing her upcoming memoir, Counting The Cost.
The star shared the news on social media following the release of the Amazon Prime Video documentary Shiny Happy People, which gave fans new information about the Duggars’ belief system.
Jill, 32, posted one preview of the memoir cover on her Instagram feed along with some info on what fans can expect from the book.
She wrote in her caption, “Derick and I would like to announce that we have written a book entitled ‘COUNTING THE COST’ detailing our painful journey as part of the reality show filming Duggar family.”
“As the picture on the cover shows, the book aims to reflect a difficult but nevertheless hopeful story.”
The 19 Kids and Counting graduate continued, “The challenges we faced, including disrespect for boundaries, greed, manipulation and betrayal, are not vastly different than those faced by many in our audience. However, for over 15 years.” of reality television, underpinned by secrecy and lies, is tantamount to adding fuel to the fire of our struggle.
“Thanks to time, tears, truth and therapy, God has begun to heal our wounds into scars. Although we would never have chosen this path and it has cost us a lot of money, we want to use our voice to show others that it is so.” Hope beyond pain.
Her cousin Amy Duggar, who also appeared in Shiny Happy People, commented on the post.
She wrote: “What an inspiring couple you and Derrick are! I love how God opens all doors for you! Because you are so brave and strong and your voice will be heard loud and clear! It may not be the path you are walking.” I would have made my choice…but through all the darkness and heartache, God will be glorified! I couldn’t be prouder of you! Love.”
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None of Jill’s 18 siblings or their parents commented on the post.
Jill endorsed her sister Jinger’s novel, which came out just a short time before her own book was announced.
The reality star has been open about her upbringing and her experiences on her family’s TLC shows.
In one episode in particular, Jill and her husband, Derick Dillard, opened up about their time on the family’s TLC reality shows.
The couple said on Shiny Happy People that they had little control over what was shown on the show, that they were often left out of negotiations and that they were not paid for their performance.
Derick said in the film, “We didn’t have a choice because 4.4 million people saw our wedding.”
In addition to filming their big day for the show, viewers of 19 Kids and Counting were able to witness the moment Jill and Derick told the Duggar family they were expecting and the birth of their first child.
The latter wasn’t what they wanted to present, but the network pushed for it and the young stars agreed.
After the fact, Jill said they went to the station and asked for some cash to cover their expenses and were shocked by their response.
“After the birth of Israel, we asked TLC to pay us enough to cover our prime cost of health insurance for the birth of Israel,” she said.
Derick added: “They said they paid for the family. If we pay the family we get nothing at this point. They said, ‘Well, we paid your father, so talk to him about it.’”
Jill said it wasn’t just the birth of Israel that she wasn’t receiving compensation for.
“I have never received a payout. No check. no cash Nothing. “For seven and a half years of my adult life, I never got paid,” she said on Shiny Happy People.
Jill and Derick opened up about many of the darker things they were secretly experiencing before distancing themselves from the Duggar family.
In the film, Jill looked back at the “burden” she felt as she had to help her family keep up their TV show after brother Josh Duggar’s abuse threatened to destroy their empire.
Fans learned in 2015 that Jill, Jessa, other Duggar girls and at least one family friend were petted by Josh years earlier when he was a teenager.
After the scandal broke, Jill and Jessa were paraded in front of television audiences to downplay what happened to them and clean up the mess that had ensued.
They did an emotional interview with Megyn Kelly in which they firmly stood by the Duggars, which Jill says was due to her parents’ urging in Shiny Happy People.
“In hindsight, I wouldn’t have done the Megyn Kelly stuff,” she said.
“I felt like I was back in a place where I had to carry the burden and the weight,” she said, breaking down in tears.
“Even if you volunteer, you feel an obligation to help.”
Jill’s parents, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, released a statement condemning the documentary website.