Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Life is Short (No Pun Intended) - REVIEW

Anyone who has watched the TLC show The Little Couple knows how likable the reality series' stars, Jennifer Arnold and Bill Klein, are. But if you want to know more about the couple, check out their memoir Life is Short (No Pun Intended).

This book, where each chapter is told by either Jen or Bill, takes us from each person's childhood to their roles as parents today. And don't worry - there are pictures!

Both Jen and Bill have skeletal dysplasia (or "dwarfism"), resulting in numerous surgeries over the course of their lives and moments of bullying and discrimination. But the pair didn't let the hardships of recovering from surgery or dealing with ignorant people shape who they are.

They also didn't let Jen's inability to have a baby, two failed surrogacies, and Jen's cancer get their spirits down. If you've watched the show, you know what happens, but if not, you'll enjoy discovering how the pair lent on each other and their faith to guide them through tough times.

I read this book over the Thanksgiving weekend, and it was the perfect book to read at a time when everyone is giving thanks for what they have in their lives. Jen and Bill, along with their adopted children Will and Zoey, are living examples of gratitude.

Life is Short (No Pun Intended) is published by Howard Books and is on bookstore shelves now. I received a free autographed copy at Book Expo America with no obligation to review.

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