IF YOU GO
■ What: Book signing with the Duggars.
■ When: 7 p.m. Monday, March 17.
■ Where: Barnes & Noble, 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd.
■ Admission: Free (the new book's list price is $21.99).
■ Phone: 423-893-0186.
■ Website: store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/store/2337.
There's a new book in the Duggar family library, and Monday night, March 17, the clan from TLC's "19 Kids and Counting" will be in Chattanooga to sign copies.
Following in the footsteps of their parents, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, who wrote the best-selling book "A Love That Multiplies: An Up-Close View of How They Make It Work," the four eldest girls have written "Growing Up Duggar: It's All About Relationships."
Kelly Fleming, community relations manager for the Hamilton Place Barnes & Noble, says the new generation of authors -- Jana, 22, Jessa, 20, Jill, 19, and Jinger, 18 -- will be joined by the rest of the Duggar family for the signing event.
"The entire family will be signing copies of 'A Love That Multiplies,' and Jana, Jessa, Jill and Jinger will be autographing copies of 'Growing Up Duggar," he says.
In their book, the young women offer insight into the core values of the Duggar way of life, sharing their stories of life in a large family, the qualities they're looking for in a man, their passion for making a difference in the world through politics, navigating the difficult years from girlhood to young womanhood and their dreams for the future.
The book also details how they relate to their parents, how they deal with peer pressure and how they handle conflict with their brothers and sisters. Family photos are featured throughout.
The TLC series returns for its eighth season at 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 1. The 10 episodes include courtships and a wedding, a family vacation to Washington, D.C., and a trip to Nepal.