Justin Bieber's mother is writing a tell all book about her traumatic childhood and raising the international singing sensation as a single mother.
Pattie Mallette has signed with publisher Revel to write her memoir entitled Nowhere But Up: The Story of Justin Bieber's Mom. In it she will chronicle her struggles with abuse and addiction as a teenager and her suicide attempt at 17.
She hopes her story will help other teenagers struggling with the same issues. I want them to see that no matter how desperate their circumstances may be, they can have hope for a better future, she said to Billboard.
Pattie's story is a powerful example of courage and determination that will inspire anyone who has faced struggles in life, said Revell editorial director Jennifer Leep in a statement. She's living proof that even in the darkest of places, there is always room for hope.
Mallette was just 18 when she became pregnant with Bieber and largely raised him as a single parent. The memoir will detail her pregnancy with Justin, his early career, and his subsequent rise to fame. Bieber is set to write the foreword to his mother's memoir. The book will be co-written by A.J. Gregory, a freelance professional writer.
Bieber's second photo book is set to be released in September also. Entitled Justin Bieber: Just Getting Started the book will chronicle his most recent tour, the making of his concert documentary Never Say Never, and the making of his third album Believe. His first photo book First Step 2 Forever: My Story sold more than 1 million copies.