In Nowhere but Up, Pattie shares the abandonment she experienced as a child, the depression she wrestled with as a teenager, and the sexual abuse she suffered for years. With raw honesty, she tells the truth about the deep struggles she faced as a single mom and the faith she's learned to cling to through dark times. Known to most of the world as pop sensation Justin Bieber's mom, her story will inspire you and encourage you on your own life's journey. Unabridged 6 CD set; Read by Pattie Mallette, Running TIme: 423 minutes.
Most people only know her as Justin Bieber's mom, but Pattie Mallette has had an incredible journey of her own. Many people have heard of her son's rags to riches triumph. A few know she was a teen mom who had to overcome a drug and alcohol addiction. Even fewer know the rest of her story.
Now, for the first time in detail, Pattie shares with the world the story of a girl who felt abandoned and unloved. Of a teenager who made poor choices. Of a young woman who attempted suicide and could hardly bear to believe that God would ever care for her. One who messed up, got pregnant, and got a second chance. Every reader will find themselves somewhere in Pattie's painful journey of redemption. They will be encouraged by her example that what was once broken can become whole.
Pattie's story will inspire readers to believe that even in the darkest of places, there's always hope. For those who feel unlovable, there's always love. And for those who believe they're a lost cause, there's always room for another chance.
Pattie Mallette, known to most of the world as Justin Bieber's mom, is more than just the mother of a world-renowned pop sensation. Pattie walks a rarely traveled road parenting her son through the unpredictable journey of fame. As a young woman and a single mom, she fought hard to rise above her painful past of abuse, shame, and poverty. Pattie hopes to encourage troubled youth, struggling single moms, and the broken-hearted through her story. She continues to expand her outreach to young women and youth (including her nearly 1 million followers on Twitter) while overseeing the management of Justin and his team. Follow her on Twitter (@PattieMallette ).
An accomplished writer, A. J. Gregory has collaborated with fascinating high-profile figures on nearly twenty books. She is also the author of Silent Savior and Messy Faith.