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“Turns out that there’s not a lot of mainstream work in Hollywood for four-foot-two blondes with dwarfism, no matter how talented you are,” she writes.
“Funnily enough, I’m actually too tall for a little person in the entertainment industry.
She spent at least three hours a day writing and reminiscing about her journey, from growing up as a little person (or LP, as she writes in the book) in Texas to living out her dream “Finding the time was definitely super difficult, but I feel like telling the stories was even harder,” Jolé says of juggling DWTS, motherhood and writing the book.
Sharing these stories – which include being one of the only LPs in her hometown, the discrimination she faced and her struggles to fit in because of her dwarfism, losing her father after a long battle with alcoholism and revealing her own DUI – was very emotional and sometimes embarrassing for the 37-year-old.
Jolé tells ET that her primary focus is on inspiring others with her story.
“There are actually quite a few moments in [the book] that I'm very embarrassed about.
But I feel like they're growing experiences and I feel like, if you share these moments with other people, they'll know how you overcame them and, hopefully, if they experience them as well, they’ll have a solution.” She writes of the arrest, “The last thing I remember clearly is being at the wrap party feeling fun and carefree as I danced the night away with the cast and crew.
In fact, we left a lot of stories out,” Jolé shares with ET in an exclusive interview about the book, joking that she thought fans knew everything about her too. It's not like what a producer may interpret as you,” she explains.
“There are tons and tons of stories that I have not shared with anyone.” While she is used to being very open about her life on television, there’s a big difference with sharing her story in print. “[A book] is one hundred percent your thoughts and it's just there.” EXCLUSIVE: 'Little Women: LA' Star Terra Jole Opens Up About Cancer Scare: 'It's Definitely a Hard Thing'The Dancing With the Stars alum began work on the book while competing on the dancing show.
In August 2001, Jolé packed her belongings into her car and drove the 1,200 miles to LA with only 0 in savings.