At Post Hill Press, we love giving redemptive stories a stage. That’s why we are proud to announce the release of “TEEN MOM” cast member Amber Portwood’s tell-all memoir — “NEVER TOO LATE.”
“Addiction. Mental illness. Death. Divorce. Betrayal. Violence. Suicide attempts. Felony charges. Rehab. Drug overdoses. Jail. Oh yeah, and there’s some sex and rock ‘n’ roll in there, too. But I’m going to tell you how it all happened. Maybe when I’m done you’ll understand some of the weirder parts of the story, like the reason I walked away from my daughter to voluntarily serve time in prison.”
— Excerpt from “Never Too Late
MTV reality star Amber Portwood’s autobiography describes her shocking downward spiral and recovery in a tell-all memoir, “Never Too Late,” set to release in August, 2014.
When Amber Portwood debuted on MTV’s hit documentary series “16 and Pregnant,” no one could have predicted that the teenager from Anderson, Indiana with the dry sense of humor would go on to become one of the most controversial young celebrities in reality TV history. But soon after Amber gave birth to her daughter, her life spiraled into chaos.
After years of losing herself in a daze of sex, drugs and depression, Amber made the decision to stand up and do whatever it took to save her life, her family, and herself. After a controversial stint in prison, Amber is now determined to turn her troubled past into a promising future.“Never Too Late” tells the real story of how the young mother learned to deal with the demons that nearly destroyed her, leaving readers with a powerful message that no matter how far down a person might fall, it’s never too late to get back up and change the future.
“What makes me completely fulfilled is the love I have with Leah and the emotions I feel when I’m with her. She’s really holding onto me, and I’m holding onto her too. It makes me feel like everything is worth something. Leah reminds me every day not just of my responsibilities as a parent and a person, but of the joy I’m capable of feeling. For the first time in my life, I see the point in everything. I finally believe I can be happy.”
-Excerpt from “Never Too Late”
Fans first met Amber on the first season of “16 and Pregnant,” and continued to follow her on “Teen Mom.” From her struggles with anxiety, depression and addiction to her brutal onscreen fights with her boyfriend, Amber seemed a troubled young woman destined to destroy herself.
But behind Amber Portwood’s shocking behavior is a story of hardship and hope, of relationships torn apart by tragedy and addiction and put back together with strength, love and determination.