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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO & POLL: Jon and Kate...Plus A Ghostwriter?

May 21 2009, Published 5:18 a.m. ET

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The first book from Kate Gosselin, the reality TV mom from Jon & Kate Plus 8, was completely written by her estranged friend Beth Carson, her brother and sister-in-law Kevin and Jodi Kreider said in an explosive new interview on

The book, Multiple Blessings: Surviving To Thriving with Twins and Sextuplets, was released in Oct. 2008, crediting Kate and Jon Gosselin, along with writer  Carson. While such arrangements are common amongst celebrity-penned books, the Gosselins' in-laws said that the couple themselves contributed virtually nothing to the final product.

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"Kate's friend wrote the book, Jon and Kate lived the book," Jodi said.

Kevin elaborated on the process.

"If you're talking author-wise -- all Beth," Kevin said. "Kate would go away with Beth for a weekend -- and Beth would write it while Kate would sleep. Jodi, then corrects him, "not sleep, she'd be on the phone."

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