by Maci Bookout


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When a good southern girl becomes a single teen mom, how does she hold onto her dreams?

New York Times bestselling author Maci Bookout was just a normal, slightly overachieving high school girl in Chattanooga, Tennessee. But then she got pregnant, and everything turned upside down. Even as she rose to fame on MTV's hit series Teen Mom, Maci was struggling to balance life as a single teen mom with her own hopes and dreams...all while honoring her own sense of independence.

This is the true story of how she took charge of the unexpected to build a life for herself and her son Bentley, and managed not to go crazy in the process. Because sometimes growing up is an act of will...and Maci's will is bulletproof.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781682612835
Publisher: Post Hill Press
Publication date: 09/27/2016
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 215,232
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Maci Bookout starred on the MTV reality TV show 16 and Pregnant and went on to become a fan favorite on the spin-off, Teen Mom. Known for her down-to-earth Southern charm and level-headed personality, Maci has earned the respect of teens and adults alike with her courage under pressure and her mature reflections on teen pregnancy and motherhood

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Life Before Life 5

10 Lessons I Learned From My Mom 13

The Day My Life Began 19

My Story Started Decades Ago 29

Shockwaves 33

Sink Of Swim 41

5 Ways to Slowly Kill a Relationship 51

Puppy Love 55

Change Of Heart 67

This Year Has Been a Test 79

Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder 81

If You're Feeling 91

Home Is Where Your Mom Is 95

A Beautiful Mess 105

12 Things You Learn as a Reality TV Star 115

Settling For Stability 123

Better Than Here 131

Fool Me Twice 135

Replay 143

Coping With Co-Parenting 145

Don't Just Exist, Live 153

Change Of Heart 163

The Time Is Now To Learn and Live 165

Calm Summer Skies 173

An Update From Maci 181

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