My Teenage Dream Ended

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“I got off the phone and I tried to calm down, but my mind was racing.  Derek was the father of the baby I was carrying inside me.  He was my first love, my only true love. We hadn’t spoken in more than two months, but crazily I had still hoped we had a future together—me, him, and our baby, as one happy family.  It’s every teenage girl’s dream, isn’t it?  You meet a boy, you fall in love, and then one day you have a family and grow old together, happily ever after.”

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Overview

“I got off the phone and I tried to calm down, but my mind was racing.  Derek was the father of the baby I was carrying inside me.  He was my first love, my only true love. We hadn’t spoken in more than two months, but crazily I had still hoped we had a future together—me, him, and our baby, as one happy family.  It’s every teenage girl’s dream, isn’t it?  You meet a boy, you fall in love, and then one day you have a family and grow old together, happily ever after.”

Fans of MTV’s critically acclaimed hit series, Teen Mom, have followed Farrah Abraham’s tumultuous life as a single teen mother.  Her fiery, relentless spirit, and her unwavering commitment to getting the best out of life for herself and her daughter Sophia in spite of all the drama constantly surrounding her have made her a beloved star and media sensation.  Now, in this unflinching, at times heartbreaking, memoir, Farrah reveals the difficult truth about the life that hasn’t been seen on television.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781576875988
  • Publisher: powerHouse Books
  • Publication date: 8/14/2012
  • Pages: 226
  • Sales rank: 116,355
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Farrah Abraham
Farrah Abraham was one of the original girls featured in MTV’s 16 & Pregnant, but is most recognized as one of the stars of MTV’s hit show, Teen Mom. She has been featured in Seventeen Magazine and Us Weekly, among many others, and is frequently documented and discussed in online entertainment blogs. She lives in Council Bluffs, Iowa. This is her first book.
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Table of Contents

Prologue

Chapter 1 The Phone Call That Changed My Life

Chapter 2 I Met Him at a Basketball Game

Chapter 3 Best St. Patrick's Day Ever!

Chapter 4 Sealed with a Kiss

Chapter 5 Sister Sister

Chapter 6 Falling In

Chapter 7 The Crotch Incident

Chapter 8 After Prom

Chapter 9 Not Like a Virgin

Chapter 10 Happy Birthday to Me

Chapter 11 Flirting for Revenge

Chapter 12 I Roll the Dice

Chapter 13 The Lying Starts

Chapter 14 The Green-Eyed Monster Rears It's Ugly Head

Chapter 15 Close Call

Chapter 16 Luv U Babe

Chapter 17 Caught in the Act

Chapter 18 Lock-Down at Grandma and Grandpa's

Chapter 19 Free at Last!

Chapter 20 Back to School

Chapter 21 No Promises

Chapter 22 Our (First) Break-Up

Chapter 23 Without this Ring…

Chapter 24 Rebound Guy

Chapter 25 No Mr. Nice Guy

Chapter 26 Dude, There's a Hair in My Taco

Chapter 27 Time to Talk

Chapter 28 Prom Nightmare

Chapter 29 Graduation Gas-And-Go

Chapter 30 Liar, Liar

Chapter 31 Late

Chapter 32 Brawl at the Salty Dog

Chapter 33 Cold War Games

Chapter 34 Time to Face the Truth

Chapter 35 Unplanned Parenthood

Chapter 36 Time to Face the Music

Chapter 37 On My Own

Chapter 38 Calling All Pregnant Teens

Chapter 39 Word Gets Out

Chapter 40 Done with Proms

Chapter 41 From Bad to Worse

Chapter 42 It Came Down to a Lost Phone

Chapter 43 The Last Time I Saw Him

Chapter 44 Cake and Hormones

Chapter 45 The Wreck

Chapter 46 Searching for Closure

Chapter 47 Life Goes On…

Chapter 48 Pregnant Girl

Chapter 49 Hello Sophia!

Chapter 50 Bringing Home Baby

Chapter 51 Party Girl

Chapter 52 The Breaking Point

Chapter 53 The Aftermath

Chapter 54 Stormy Weather

Chapter 55 Moving Forward

Chapter 56 The Sunshine State

Chapter 57 Moving Day

Chapter 58 Unhappy Holidays

Chapter 59 Finally Getting Up from Rock Bottom

Chapter 60 A New Dream

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2012

    Her untold story

    I would never in a million years normally read a book like this. With that said, I was genuinely curious about what Farrah's story was from before Sophia's birth. MTV didn't show us too much. We saw the snotty, preppy brat who took advantage of her parents and was down-right unlikeable at times. Reading her book, you started to see things from her perspective. Hind sight is always 20/20, and you see her evolve and mature through her mistakes. It was the only time I've been able to step back as an observer and remember that Farrah was a baby having a baby. I commend her for being so candid, even during the embarrassing moments. And I commend her for having the courage to stay the course.

    19 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2012

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    I have a different view on her life now after reading this. A heart breaking reminder she was still a child herself and not everything is easy or as it seems.

    12 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2012

    I love hearing Farrah's side of the story!

    Hearing Farrah's side of her story has been my goal for a while. I was so confused about what had happend to Derek, I like hearing it all from her, and knowing it was the truth instead of reading it online and gettimg false information. I can't relate to her and Derek's situation, but I can as a teen mom myself, I know the srtuggles she goes through on a daily basis, I know we both chose to have sex before we were ready to be Moms, but we kept our babies and doing the best we can for them the best we know how. So for those of you with the negative comments, how dare you judge her!?!? You have never made a mistake? "Before you point fingers make sure your own hands are clean"-Bob Marley.
    And as far as the writing goes, she isn't an english mager, grow up people. I'm more than sure this was more like a diery anyways.
    I am so proud of Farrah and how far she has come. You go girl!
    Great book, I am THRILLED you decided to write and publish. (:
    -Raegan C.

    8 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 19, 2012

    I'm a big fan of Teen Mom and I do like Farrah, but this book wa

    I'm a big fan of Teen Mom and I do like Farrah, but this book was
    terrible. There were numerous editing mistakes and typos that made some
    parts hard to read. Plus, the story line was boring. The first 3/4s of
    the book deals with her relationship with Derrick. It's bascially a
    collection of random memories she has of him. They don't tie together to
    make any kind of plot. The last 50 pages or so, it's basically like
    "Oh by the way Derrick died and I had this baby and Debra got
    arrested for beating me up." Everything that Teen Mom fans want to
    know about is thrown in the last 50 pages and not explained at all.
    Also, there is almost no emotion throughout the book. She talks about
    everything from Derrick's death to losing her virginity to her parents
    both going to jail very matter of factly. The entire book just reads
    like a random collection of memories of Derrick that she has tried to
    delude herself into thinking created a "true love." Don't
    waste your money.

    7 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2012

    No. Just. No.

    No. Just. No.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 29, 2012

    I watch Teen Mom and while always found this girl to be the most

    I watch Teen Mom and while always found this girl to be the most annoying of the bunch, I was interested in her story before Teen Mom. What I got was a "Woe is me" book detailing every fight she ever had with her baby's daddy, who tragically, died before the show. I'm not giving this away- they did a whole season on Farrah looking for social security benefits for her daughter, including a paternity test.

    When I saw that this hit the best seller list, I wondered how many people like me felt cheated? It seems like it was a tale told to a ghost writer (that can be forgiven- she's still young) but the tale is just so up and down and Farrah is so spoiled, it just isn't a good read. There are a few interesting details, and you have to forgive her age in what SHE finds interesting, but I now feel she is more spoiled rotten than she appeared on tv. Everything about her screams "I'm spoiled!" and while she does get some attitude from her mother, she should've grown up on her own, or adhered to her mom and dad's rules.

    This girl appears to be a good mom, so we'll hope she continues that and maybe the opportunities she has now will afford Sophia a better life. Farrah isn't a BAD kid, she's just really spoiled. One wonders where she gets all the money she has on the show- schools and apartments and a boob job...LOL- it really just makes one wonder.

    My problem with the book is mostly that it doesn't flow as a book should. It's almost as if whoever wrote it-Farrah or a ghostwriter or both- didn't care about continuity or what people would be interested in. There are even mouth-dropping facts that just pop up for shock value, such as Farrah's silent realization when her water broke about how it smelled. This book needed a MUCH better edit, and a much kinder Farrah.

    Her ability to BLAME is shocking, even after watching her on tv. She's the princess who got knocked-up out of wedlock and got into modeling, etc., which led to the show. Sophia is an amazing child so hearing about HER was interesting. But I was shocked that Farrah's snarky attitude onscreen would carry over to the book. She stands back, she isn't invested in this book, it's just another opportunity to her.

    Someday I'd like to hear the real story- from an older Farrah with a teen daughter of her own. God Bless Sophia and I sure hope this book makes them a LOT of money. It's not Farrah's fault she had a terrible editor. But they should be ashamed of this book as publishers. It reads as if it's a high school project. I know Farrah will eventually grow up, maybe along with Sophia. Until then she really needs to ACT like a grown up who is dealing with the product of her own actions. She shouldn't be complaining so much- most teen moms don't have all that stuff to fall back on. She's so whiny in this book- it may really have been written by her!

    Look, I wish her well, but as this IS a memoir, the subject IS Farrah. This book could've gone w/o the details of fights, the N word, and a few other things. I am shocked got by the editor. Too bad someone green-lighted this version- the book could've been MUCH better.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2012

    Oh Farrah!

    A quick read obviously written by someone who has no business writing. Writing things from the past about someone who can never tell their side of the story seems like a really unfair way to make a quick buck. She did a great job painting herself as both a victim and as the ONLY good thing in Derek's life. Her use of slang proves that the next degree she should work on should be English. Can I get my money back?

    6 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2012

    Book has technical issues

    There seems to be a problem with the book missing pages. Unacceptable!

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 17, 2012

    That is 2 days I won't get back. Don't bother book as good as h

    That is 2 days I won't get back. Don't bother book as good as her songs!

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2013

    SOUNDS AS IF IT WAS WRITTEN BY A CHILD!!

    This book is not worth eight dollars. AWFUL GRAMMAR. Farrah portrays herself as an immature child!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 1, 2012

    This book tells the story of a snotty immature teenager that gre

    This book tells the story of a snotty immature teenager that grew up and became a snotty immature adult. I read this book in hopes of learning why Farrah was the way she was and the dynamics of her relationships especially with her parents (if I had talked to mine like she does, that pretty new smile would be knocked down my throat!!!) I do feel a little enlightened, and I do feel like Farrah has grown up some. I also feel like Farrah has a long way to go and she needs to begin by thinking more of others and less about herself!

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2012

    Surprising Good Read

    Love the Teen Mom series, Farrah hasnt been my favorite but I was interested when I heard she was releasing a book. Honestly, I had a hard time putting it down there was a lot of her story that now makes a little more sense on why she acts the way she does. If your a fan of the TV show, I'd recommend this book.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2012

    Read this on a long drive. It's the relationship you watched you

    Read this on a long drive. It's the relationship you watched your stupid
    friend go through in high school. I wanted to hear about the production
    and filming of 16 & Pregnant and Teen Mom and how she felt about her
    life being on constant showcase, but after Sophia's birth, I skimmed
    because I had already seen everything happen on Teen Mom! Not very good.
    Sorry Farrah!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2013

    Terrible

    Reading this book was almost painful, between the terrible spelling and grammar errors to the way it was actually written. I put this book down and almost didn't pick it back up.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2012

    Ehh

    Well i bought the book because im a fan of the show and was curious but i can honestly say i DID NOT like it one bit. I wouldnt recommend it to anyone

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2012

    Waste of time

    I think this book was terrible because of the use of slang and vulgar unnesscary explanations. I tjink if this book had good editing and an editor it would have been easier to get through.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2012

    Eh..

    This book gave me a better insight into why Farrsh is the way she is. I think she handled her loss the wrong way and wrote this book for more attention. I feel bad for sophia because her mother keeps her from Dereks mother, the only connection she has to her father. I compared her attitude in the book amd with her episode on 16 and pregnant and she didnt disclose that her childs father died, she showed no grief as if she truly loved him. Finally, i feel like this book was a sob story to glamorize a relationship that wasnt there. She should have never wrote this book and is disrespectful to derek because she made hm out to be evil. Along with that, where were the editors?

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 10, 2012

    Decent read

    This book was decent digging into her past and before she got pregnant. While it was good to hear of her on again off again relationship I would have liked a longer book including more about after the cameras stopped. Maybe more motivation to other teens in similar situations explaining her struggles with school and how she conquers her independence while raising a child and reaching for her dreams. Her teenage dreams may have ended when sophias father died but she is making strides to make sure her post teen dreams become reality.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2012

    My teenage dream died

    I enjoyed reading, I couldn't stop because it gave more detail of sophia's dad. I enjoyed this book alot even though seen alot of her story from the beginning I enjoyed learning about sophia's dad and his relationship with farrah.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2012

    Read this like this

    Ok ... this is a memior so quit complaining that its all about derek .. that's what a memior is .. and "my teenage dream ended" means he was her teenage dream not that she got pregnant .. she said it in the beginning

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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