Tennessean Tiffini Kilgore is the founder of the lifestyle and design boutique House of Belonging, selling beautiful home decor and clothing. In Kilgore’s memoir Misfit Table: Let Your Hunger Lead You to Where You Belong, she recounts her childhood and adult years, as she sought to escape poverty and brokenness and find God. Her story is captivating, and I found myself mesmerized as I read it in one sitting.
Kilgore grew up quickly; at age sixteen, her parents legally allowed her to marry her boyfriend, Ronnie, and during her senior year of high school, Kilgore dropped out of school to prepare for the birth of her first child. Kilgore wanted to marry Ronnie and have children to create a life far different from her turbulent childhood. Ronnie’s family had a stability that Kilgore craved, and through the ups and downs of her life, stability was something Kilgore repeatedly chased after. Misfit Table shows how Kilgore not only sought stability, but her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.