I absolutely love TLC’s “The Little Couple” Jen Arnold and Bill Klein. I just love their outlook and approach to life – they may be little but there is nothing that they can’t do! (Jen is a doctor, Bill a business owner). I try to not miss their show and I love their 2 kids – Will and Zoey. When I saw that they had written a book, I knew that I had to read it!
While those who watch the show know about their current life, this book focuses more on before they met and how their life was growing up as a little person. It was heartbreaking to read about how people would tell Bill and his Mom that they’d be better off if he had died! His Mom would take him shopping with some of her friends because there was strength in numbers and people seemed to be just so terrible to him.
The chapters alternate between Jen and Bill writing about similar times in their lives. All the surgeries they had, being at school, getting around, etc. And finally works up to them meeting. (Although they did cross paths when they were about 10 years old at a hospital!) While their show had talked a bit about their wedding, it was fun to read about it in more detail – and all the mishaps that kept happening leading up to the ceremony!
The book ends with them adopting Will and Zoey and Jen’s cancer scare – which was followed on the show but they go in to more detail. I loved reading this book and am looking forward to the new season of The Little Couple on TLC – whenever that may be!
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for this review.
About The Book
From the beloved stars of TLC’s The Little Couple comes an uplifting and moving behind-the-scenes account of how the pair met, fell in love, and overcame huge obstacles to become successful professionals and parents.
Jennifer Arnold and Bill Klein have inspired millions as stars of TLC’s hit show The Little Couple. Though they both have dwarfism, they have knocked down every obstacle they have encountered together with a positive, can-do attitude. The show has featured the lives of Jennifer (a respected neonatologist) and Bill (a successful entrepreneur) from their marriage in 2009, to the launch of their pet shop, to the adoption of their children, to Jen’s overcoming cancer.
Now, for the first time Jen and Bill are letting readers into their private lives with behind-the-scenes, never-before-told stories about how they fell in love, what inspires them, and the passions that drive their success.
Jen and Bill have a simple purpose in life: make the world a better place through encouragement and education. A must-have for fans of the show or anyone who has ever faced a difficult challenge, Life Is Short (No Pun Intended) gives readers a glance at what inspires these positive people to approach life with such optimism and share their lives with the public every day.