About The Book
From the star of TLC’s hit reality show Little People BIG World comes a revelatory memoir that will inspire those who have long followed the Roloff’s and newcomers alike.
“A Little Me by Amy Roloff is a feel-good, inspirational memoir about a remarkable woman who addresses challenges head-on with a positive outlook and deep faith.” – New York Journal of Books
Whatever package you come in, life isn’t easier or harder than another’s because you are different physically. There may be more challenges, but still, everyone has challenges.
“God doesn’t make mistakes.” For Amy Roloff, star of TLC’s hit reality show Little People, BIG World, her father’s words would repeatedly serve as an anchor, reminding her of her inherent worth and purpose, whenever feelings of insecurity and inadequacy surfaced and threatened to overwhelm her.
In A Little Me, Amy shares what it was like growing up with achondroplasia dwarfism, how she struggled to overcome obstacles both physical and emotional-navigating the average-size world as a little person, dealing with a serious illness as a young girl, bullying, and issues of body image and unachievable beauty ideals-while learning, as we all must, to accept herself for who she is. Finally allowing herself to be vulnerable enough to open up to others, she learned that it’s worth risking possible rejection for a chance at genuine relationships.
Amy’s memoir is an inspiring and at times heart-wrenching account of resilience and the strength of the human spirit to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles.
About The Author
With my family and my faith—believing in myself that I matter, have value and a purpose—I could face the world as different and become my own hero. Life is going to throw curveballs at all of us—that’s just part of being human. But when the adversities of normal, everyday life are magnified by something as consequential as having a form of dwarfism, how do you learn to ignore the negative opinions of other people, and sometimes your own, and find a way to accept yourself? How do you replace destructive self-doubt with a belief in your inherent value as a person? When the dreams you have for your future—though no loftier than anyone else’s—seem unattainable, how do you confront the obstacles in your path and rise to the occasion to realize those dreams? In sharing her journey thus far, Amy Roloff, a woman who has climbed mountains both figurative and literal, proves that being a little person does not define her. In fact, in terms of character—compassion, resilience, and wisdom—she’s bigger than most. Filled with the same warmth and sensitivity Amy’s fans already cherish, A Little Me is more than just an honest and deeply moving memoir. It’s an inspiring how-to guide for overcoming personal challenges and living life to the fullest—a reminder of what’s truly important.
- Publisher : Indigo River (July 9, 2019)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 278 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1948080915
- ISBN-13 : 978-1948080910
- Item Weight : 1.16 pounds
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.69 x 9 inches
This is the tale of courageous Amy Roloff – as told in her own words. Amy has in life been a Michigander, a daughter and sister, a wife, a mother, a reality television star, a fundraiser and now a writer. Across these pages Amy shares her personal memories and thoughts, written as she boldly faces the future with a resilient, open heart. This is a powerful story about a faithful spirit. – Jack Morrissey, Producer, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Amy continues to take us on a journey of her life with its ups and the downs. I have known Amy on a personal level for the past 35 years and have enjoyed the passion that she has for life and the love of family. I think that almost everyone can say that life doesn’t always go your way but it is how you handle the situation that will set you apart. Amy has a unique way of showing us how to rise above —- I would encourage you to pick up this book — as we can all use a little more enrichment on living your best life – Darlene Nowak-Baker
In Amy Roloff: A Little Me, you’ll gain some raw insight into the life experiences, family, and faith that shaped the Amy Roloff we have all grown to love. Amy weaves her personal story around differences and commonality, and challenges us along the way to be confident in our own unique purpose. Read this book, and find a little more encouragement to be a lot more you! – Chester Goad, Author, Speaker & Host of The Leaderbyte Podcast
“Amy fearlessly shares her private stories with us – from her challenging childhood to leaving home to marry, to her hit family tv series and marriage struggles and from her divorce journey leading into her unexpected blossoming second act. This is a truly inspirational memoir.” – Lisa Dixon, health Insurance broker and business entrepreneur
Amy Roloff’s Little Me, is an inspirational book that was hard to put down. Whether you or someone you know has a challenge to overcome, you will find Amy’s story one that gives you the hope and faith to face anything! As a mom of a quadriplegic, I love Amy’s statement that “different makes people uncomfortable. Most people are not sure how to act, react, or feel around others who are physically different.” This hit home for me! We need to realize that people that are “different” are just like us in so many ways! You’ll be surprised when you leave YOUR comfort zone and befriend someone that is physically different! – LeAnn Sullivan, Thrive Ministries Director, Southern Idaho Ministry Network