Indianapolis Native Olivia Cloer Writes a Tell-All Memoir about the TV Show Accused of Child Abuse and Neglect


[Indianapolis, IN: August, 2020] Indianapolis native Olivia Cloer has written a shocking memoir about CBS’s 2007 reality TV show, Kid Nation. The book is titled Stronger Than You Think: The Sisters Who Survived Kid Nation and is set for release on September 2nd, 2020. 

Kid Nation became infamous for reports of children drinking bleach on set, and getting burned with grease while living in the New Mexico desert without running water, electricity, indoor plumbing, or contact with their loved ones. The show’s popularity resurged after recent YouTube videos about the show by JonTron and Funny or Die reached 7.3 million views and 1.5 million views respectively.

The book details Cloer and her sister, Mallory’s, time spent as two of the forty children selected to be participants on Kid Nation. At the ages of thirteen and eight, Cloer and her sister were the only sibling pair on the show. The book details the audition process, the events during the filming itself, and the aftereffects on their lives once Kid Nation aired.

“I’m eager for people to read about the behind-the-scenes of the show,” Cloer said. “It was like living in a dystopian novel most of the time. It was a bizarre experience.”

Cloer will be hosting virtual book launch events throughout the month of September to promote the book. The first event will be a live Q&A on Instagram on September 3rd, 2020 on the book’s instagram account, @kidnationbook.

Stronger Than You Think: The Sisters Who Survived Kid Nation will be available for purchase on Amazon for $9.99 in kindle format or $14.99 for the paperback edition.
Olivia Cloer is a graduate of DePauw University with a BA in English Writing and Communications. Cloer resides in Indianapolis. Stronger Than You Think is her first book.

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