Post Hill Press and MTV announced today that Post Hill Press will release the anticipated tell-all memoir of Kailyn Lowry of the hit docu-series "Teen Mom 2," "Pride Over Pity," (Post Hill Press, Hardcover, $19.99, eBook, $9.99) in April 2014 wherever books are sold. "Teen Mom 2," currently on-air and in its fifth season, airs Tuesdays at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.
In a moving effort to finally put the past behind her, Kailyn, the feisty, unapologetic, tattooed beauty whose determination to raise her son on her own terms has been documented on MTV's groundbreaking docu-series "16 and Pregnant" and "Teen Mom 2," gives readers a raw and brutally honest account of her troubled, often painful story and, for the first time, reveals the dark secrets she has so closely guarded.
"If I ever gaze at the past, I shudder. I shudder to count how many times I mistakenly thought I was loved. I quiver unpleasantly to recall the person I used to be and how I acted in some of my relationships. Looking back, it's not surprising that I turned to boys for love so early. I needed appreciation. I needed to feel worthy. Most of all I needed support." -- Excerpt from "Pride Over Pity"
Guided by the single principle of helping other young girls like her, Kailyn takes the reader behind the scenes, writing candidly about her desperate stay at a homeless shelter to qualify for a program that would provide a safe home for her son, breaking her silence on the question of her sexuality, and sharing the traumatic sexual experiences that have left her deeply scarred.
Now a happily married mother-of-two, Kailyn revealed in February that topics include addiction, rape, being abandoned by her dad and “tons of things in between.” The memoir also promises to be completely different from Farrah Abraham’s My Teenage Dream Ended.
“It’ll be NOTHING like Farrah’s as far as editing goes,” Kailyn said on Facebook. “We’ve put a lot of work into this over the last couple of years and I think you all will be very surprised by it.”