Justin Bieber's mom to publish memoir in September
Justin Bieber arrives at the Cannes festival palace to attend the NRJ Music awards ceremony, in Cannes, southeastern France, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012. (AP / Lionel Cironneau)
The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, March 6, 2012 3:36PM EST
TORONTO - 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 foreward written by Bieber himself.
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.