Chapter Summary: Kate Gosselin: How She Fooled the World ~ When Katie met Jonny

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Jon and Kate Gosselin

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Note: My comments are in italics in the summary portions

Today we are going to discuss the chapter When Katie Met Jonny.   This chapter is interesting, in my opinion, because it’s the first time we really start to see how Kate changes up her stories…for no apparent reason.   More on that later.  Let’s get started.

Kate’s friends knew she was on the look out for a man with money.  She didn’t give Jon Gosselin a minutes notice at the company picnic they were both attending until one of her friends mentioned that he came from “a rich family” and that his father was “a big doctor in Wyomissing.”

Unable to find a doctor to marry, she did the next best thing and went after the son of a doctor. (Jon’s dad was actually a dentist for those people that don’t live and breathe this story.) When she found out that Jon had a girlfriend she told her friend “not for long.”

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Chapter Summary: Kate Gosselin: How She Fooled the World ~ The Formative Years

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Kate Gosselin

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NOTE: I am placing my own comments in italics

I did skip a couple pages of the book that was just a bit of a “short story” on how the Kate Gosselin story might have gone had Kate not been who she is.

Today, we will be looking at the chapter called The Formative Years.   Once again, I liked a quote by Robert that kind of defines the book, so I’m just going to use that to start us out:

This is not a happy story.  Rather, it is the sad tale of a greedy and selfish woman, so consumed by the desire for fame and monetary riches, that she sold her children’s privacy, dignity and childhood; discarded their loving father; drove away family and friends; scammed a generous public; displayed unspeakable cruelty to humans and animals alike; and behaved in the most deceitful, rude, nasty and unappreciative ways imaginable.  Something must have gone very wrong in nature or nurture, or a combination of the two, for such a person to be created.

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Chapter Summary: Kate Gosselin: How She Fooled the World ~ Preface

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Today begins our chapter by chapter summary of Robert Hoffman’s re-release of Kate Gosselin: How She Fooled the World – The Rise and Fall of a Reality TV Queen.   Hopefully, in the future, I will be covering more than 1 chapter at a time.  I was short on time today and the Preface was longer than I remembered.

The book is pretty similar to the original release (that was out for 2 days before being pulled by amazon), so for those who read it before, this stuff won’t be anything new until the later chapters.  It’s also a bit strange if you have been an avid follower of the Gosselin Saga because much of the information has been talked about for the intervening years.   For people that are new to the story or not avid followers, I’m sure this information in the Preface is more helpful/interesting.

I am giving pretty much just a straight summary of these chapters with very little comment by myself and no real “snark.”    My intent in summarizing the book is for people that don’t have the time to read it or don’t want to read it, but are still interested in the topic, so I’m playing it “straight” here :)    I will be providing plenty of opinions and snark on the forum thread though!  I’ll provide the link at the end of each post.

So let’s get started :)

 

 

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Review: Kate Gosselin: How She Fooled The World

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Kate Gosselin How She Fooled The World

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I normally don’t post on our blog, but am taking one for the team with the re-release of the Robert Hoffman book, Kate Gosselin: How She Fooled the World ~ The Rise and Fall of a Reality TV Queen.   For those who have not followed the Gosselin saga and are saying “Kate who?.” Robert Hoffman originally released a version of this book a couple years ago and it was on sale at amazon for a whopping 2 days before amazon pulled it due to potential copyright issues.

If you listen to Kate’s sheeple, they want you to believe that Kate got the book pulled, but in reality it was actually TLC and possibly some other businesses that filed claims with amazon because there were full contracts published in the book and they considered that proprietary information.   Amazon has a very simple policy.  It is not their job to figure out who owns the copyright, that is the work of lawyers and judges, so if there is a copyright claim filed (and I’m sure it has to look reasonable), they will pull the book.   They make no determination on whether this IS a violation, they just pull the book.   So while Kate’s flock likes to make it sound like she personally got the book pulled because it was full of lies, there is no evidence that is the case.  In fact, there is evidence that she tried to keep the book from publication and could not do so.   I’m not going to cover that, google will give you more background than you could ever want about the situation, though, if you are interested.

Mr. Hoffman was originally assigned to follow the Gosselin saga by US Weekly when the situation started melting down in 2009 and continued to follow Kate based on what he saw during his time as a reporter for the magazine.

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Worldly Distractions: Mad Men 7.7 – Waterloo

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And so our season comes to an abrupt end. Ten months without Mad MenI guess it’s better than no more Mad Men ever, so I’ll take it. With tensions rising all around the firm, it looks like tonight will be eventful. Let’s take a look.

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Worldly Distractions: Modern Family 5.24 – The Wedding (Part Two)

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Well, they’ve got us folks. Left with an explosive cliffhanger just as Cam and Mitch are about to walk down the aisle, it’s time to see the thrilling conclusion. Will  wedding bells ring, or will this party get burned out?

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My Five Wives: Tell All

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Sorry for the delay, things have gotten away from me over the last two weeks.

In the season finale, Tamron Hall asks the family questions. She’s a professional, so hopefully she’ll ask some hard-hitting questions.

Notes before we begin:

  • It seems the make-up artist who’s in charge of these things likes the Williams wives better than the Brown bunch. The Williams don’t look like movie stars, but they don’t look like streetwalkers either.
  • There was much ado on the boards about Robyn appearing pregnant (and she has responded that she’s not). She just looks slightly puffy to me.

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Worldly Distractions: The Simpsons 25.22 – The Yellow Badge of Cowardge

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Well, if that isn’t the most awkward title you’ve ever heard. We’ve reached the season finale, which means a hell of a lot less on a show with little continuity, but still, Season 25 has come and gone. Mostly iffy with a few good moments, it’s time to bring this thing to a close. Let’s go.

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Worldly Distractions: Mad Men 7.6 – The Strategy

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Down to the second-last episode of the season, and things are starting to heat up. Will Don keep his job? Will the computer destroy SC&P from the inside? Will Peggy ever smile? Find out all this and more!

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Worldly Distractions: The Big Bang Theory 7.24 – The Status Quo Combustion

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After last week’s barn-burner of an episode, we come to the thrilling conclusion of Season 7. People in the know have been hinting at something big. Whatever happens, your faithful recapper is there. Let’s go.

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