Straightening My Crown: Conquering My Royal Mistakes

By Mackenzie Douthit McKee, Julie Markussen

A raw, courageous account of a young woman determined to turn her turmoil into triumph.

Small-town girl turned reality TV star Mackenzie McKee has grown up in front of the world as part of MTV’s hit reality shows 16 & Pregnant, Teen Mom 3, and Teen Mom OG. Fans have experienced the ups and downs of motherhood and marriage right alongside Mackenzie—from difficult childbirths due to her type 1 diabetes diagnosis, to the untimely death of her beloved mother, Angie Douthit. But through it all, Mackenzie never falters in her deep love of family and God.

In her new memoir, Mackenzie proves there is more to her than what the glaring spotlight of fame has shown. She confronts a never-before-shared secret that upends her young life, and explores her struggle to gain acceptance in a family where she felt she was the only one who was less-than-perfect. Follow along as Mackenzie learns to stand tall, conquer her mistakes and fears, and “straighten her crown” in an effort to help others straighten theirs.