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Pattie Mallette and Justin Bieber in a scene from the film "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never" (Paramount Pictures)
Pattie Mallette and Justin Bieber in a scene from the film "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never" (Paramount Pictures)

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Justin Bieber's mom to publish memoir in fall Add to ...

Justin Bieber's mom is going to get the chance to tell her version of the story of her son's rise to pop superstardom.

Pattie Mallette has signed a deal with Revell Books to publish her memoir.

Nowhere But Up: The Story of Justin Bieber's Mom is slated for release Sept. 18 and will include a foreword written by Bieber himself.

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Written with A.J. Gregory, the book finds Mallette sharing the details of the trauma, abuse and addiction that plagued her early childhood and young adult years, leading to a suicide attempt when she was 17.

At 18 years old, the Stratford, Ont., native became pregnant and gave birth to Bieber in March, 1994.

According to a release from the book's publisher – a division of Baker Publishing Group that focuses on Christian books – Mallette will support the book's release with speaking engagements around the continent and plans to donate a portion of the book's proceeds to charity.

“Pattie's story is a powerful example of courage and determination that will inspire anyone who has faced struggles in life,” said Revell's editorial director Jennifer Leep in a release.

“She's living proof that even in the darkest of places, there is always room for hope.”

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