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Author: Jim Bob Duggar, Michelle Duggar Narrator: Michelle Duggar Publisher: Oasis Audio, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2010 ISBN: 9781608147885
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The Duggars: 20 and Counting! is a behind-the-scenes look at the supersize family that fascinates millions of television viewers around the world. From Idaho to Istanbul, people want to know how Arkansas parents Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar efficiently and lovingly manage nineteen happy, homeschooled children without going into debt—or losing their minds! This is an entertaining and enlightening collection of stories, photos, recipes, tips, traditions, and practical ideas designed to answer the questions of the curious, such as: Why do you have so many children? How do you provide for your family financially? How do you handle mealtimes? Transportation? Laundry? Birthdays? How are your children so well behaved? Why do all your children have names that begin with J? Since their first documentary broke viewership records on the Discovery Health Channel, the Duggars have appeared in American and international news media, sharing their rock-solid faith and their overriding belief that “children are a blessing from God.” In this audio book, Jim Bob and Michelle share their story, beginning with their own childhoods. They reveal how their growing-up years shaped their philosophy of parenting. It continues with tales of their big, busy family, whose televised documentaries and frequent appearances in news shows and newspapers have created an international following. The Duggars share, with humility and humor, the family routines and guidelines they’ve learned through biblical study and trial and error—ideas that can help make your home a place of peace, love, and support: Financial lessons for debt-free living, organizing systems for a clutter-free home, homeschooling methods and schedules, training tips for little ones, relationship builders for older children, and favorite Duggar family resources Download and start listening now!

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  • A New York Times bestseller

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Toni | 5/19/2011

    " This family is very inspiring. It's an easy read and includes lots of neat things to do and tons of easy recipes. Plus it's full of great parenting ideas! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monica | 5/16/2011

    " I love this family. I agree with their values, their vision, and their love. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ranee | 5/5/2011

    " I love the sweetness that is Michelle Duggar. I have seen the show before and her voice is always calm and Christ-like. I especially loved reading about how she taught her children through blanket time! I love the recipes she shares and just her desire to be frugal! Great book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynette | 4/27/2011

    " I find it facinating how such a large family can seem so together, calm, accepting and organized. There are many ideas that could be tried by other families which may or may not work like they do for the Duggars. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Isaac | 4/22/2011

    " HAHAHAHAAH THIS IS AN AMAZINGLY FREAKY BOOK! Their weird religious values and whatnot. lol "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 4/19/2011

    " I am inspired by this amazing family. I would love to be a fly on the wall in their home for a day. This book is not a literary masterpiece of course, but I found it interesting to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Courtney | 4/9/2011

    " Fun, quick read! Very faith-based family that bring Christian values to EVERY aspect of their live. It gave me a reality check and was a great motivator! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angieleigh | 2/28/2011

    " I have been a fan of the Duggars for the past two years and watch their show faithfully week after week. I enjoyed this book immensely, even if some of it was a bit "astonishing". Their honesty about their upbringings and their decisions to follow the path they have is inspiring. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 2/24/2011

    " I really liked this book. It had interesting insight into their family, and was very encouraging. There are also great recipes scattered throughout the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lesley | 2/18/2011

    " This was a good informative book on the Dugger family- learned some new things about them. It was a quick read- read in a day. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amber | 2/14/2011

    " Wow! I liked this book a lot. So much character in all the members. I would recommend it to anyone. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teresa | 1/26/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book. I thought their true personalities came out in this book. They are truly nice people and I really felt that throughout the book. This one is a keeper and one I'll reread many times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kira | 1/2/2011

    " i loved this family from the show and it was even better to read their book. they are such an amazing family with great values...and far from perfect and they'll be the first to admit that. just one more aspect to love about them. :) "

About the Author

Jim Bob has been married to his wife, Michelle, since 1984. Some time after the birth of their first child, he and Michelle prayed that God would give them a love for children like his love for children and that he would bless them with as many children as he saw fit in his timing. Soon after, Michelle became pregnant with twins! The Duggars currently have ten boys and nine girls, and all their names begin with “J”—Joshua, Jana, John-David, Jill, Jessa, Jinger, Joseph, Josiah, Joy-Anna, Jedidiah, and Jeremiah, Jason, James, Justin, Jackson, Johannah, Jennifer, Jordyn-Grace, and Josie.

About the Narrator

Michelle Duggar is married to Jim Bob Duggar and is the mother of nineteen children (and counting) since praying God would give them a love for children like his and that he would bless them with as many children as he saw fit in his timing. The Duggars have been featured on six Discovery Health documentaries and have their own TLC television series. Michelle has also appeared with her family multiple times on national telveion, such as The Today Show, Good Morning America, The View, Inside Edition, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Fox News Network, CNN, MSNBC, and others. Foreign television appearances include Italian Public Television, the Korean Broadcasting System, and Discovery Home & Health (UK and Australia). The family has been featured in magazine and newspaper articles around the globe. As a family project, the Duggars built a seven-thousand-square-foot home. She is a licensed real estate agent and conducts the Jim Sammon’s Financial Freedom Seminar in their community with her husband’s help.