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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.

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Becoming Sister Wives
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3.9 / 5
October 12th, 2013
Good read! Gives one a better understanding of the life of Mormon fundamentalists! I thoroughly enjoyed this book! **Sandi
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Sister wives
August 26th, 2013
Very informative. I think they really have given the world a very necessary look at letting people live as they want to live without criticism or fear. In essence, and justice for all. If you look at most of the problems the wives have had, usually Merit is the common denominator. Kody , at the beginning, should never have excluded Janelle in the decision to marry Christine with only Merit and then told her later. He did the same thing about Robyn, he only made the decision with Meri again. Hope they all get this lifestyle figured out for the best end result of the family. Still don't understand why Meri, with one child should have such a large home as the others with 6 kids to house and pull the same resourses out of the family budget as them. Good luck
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Sister Wives
June 28th, 2013
An excellent read! I'd love to meet the Brown Family! Love their show and can hardly wait for Sister Wives to come back on TV!
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April 9th, 2013
A good read.
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