Bulletproof

Post Hill Press
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*** NOW A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ***

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.

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Maci Bookout starred on the MTV reality TV show 16 & 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.
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Publisher
Post Hill Press
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Published on
Jul 21, 2015
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Pages
192
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ISBN
9781618688651
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Entertainment & Performing Arts
Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs
Family & Relationships / Parenting / Motherhood
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