Justin Bieber's Mom to Detail Her Journey in New Memoir
11:38 AM PST 3/6/2012 by Andy Lewis
Pattie Mallette will share the story of how she went from suicidal teen to single mother to following her son's meteoric rise to pop stardom.
Justin Bieber's mom is telling her story.
Pattie Mallette, Bieber's mother has signed with Revell to write Nowhere but Up: The Story of Justin Bieber’s Mom, the publishing company announced today. He is writing the foreword to the book for his mom. It will be released on Sept. 18.
In addition to writing about her famous offspring, Mallette will detail her own story of youthful abuse, trauma, and addiction that included a suicide attempt at seventeen. She will also write about how she turned her life around when she found herself single and pregnant with Justin.
Mallette hopes her story will inspire other women in similar circumstances. “I want them to see that no matter how desperate their circumstances may be, they can have hope for a better future,” says Mallette. She plans to donate a portion of the book's proceeds to charity.
“Pattie’s story is a powerful example of courage and determination that will inspire anyone who has faced struggles in life,” added Jennifer Leep, editorial director for Revell. “She’s living proof that even in the darkest of places, there is always room for hope.”
Justin Bieber published his first book First Step 2 Forever: My Story in October 2010, and it went on to sell more than a million copies in 25 languages. His second book, Justin Bieber: Just Getting Started is also scheduled for publication in Sept.
Today Mallette helps manage her son's career and supports efforts to help troubled young women.
A.J. Gregory will serve as Mallette's co-writer. She is represented on the book deal by Fedd & Company.
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