Justin Bieber’s Mom

The subtitle of Pattie Mallette’s memoir, Nowhere But UpThe Story of Justin Bieber’s Mom (Baker Books) makes her celebrity status clear. Her early years were not easy, however. She suffered sexual abuse and turned to drugs and alcohol to try to heal the pain. At 17, she became pregnant and refused an abortion. She named her son Justin. His last name, Bieber, came from his father.

The author appeared on the Today Show this morning and the book is being covered by dozens of news sources, including the L.A. Times, USA Today and the Huffington Post.

It was not reviewed pre-pub, so not many libraries own it. The libraries that do are showing surprisingly few holds, however. It’s currently at #286 on Amazon’s sales rankings.

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