Former Teen Mom star Amber Portwood is out of prison and off the air, but she's still got a lot of her story to tell, and is doing it with an explosive new book.
Amber's tell all Never Too Late opens up about her rise to fame and fall from grace, her stint in an Indiana prison and her life since her release.
The book will be released August 26, and Portwood told Radar she chose a selfie for the cover because it was symbolic of all she'd been through:
“I wanted to incorporate a selfie onto the Never Too Late book cover because I thought it was symbolic of the journey I had to take when writing the book.”
“In writing this book I had to step back and really take a look at my actions and life both before and after my jail time,” the 24-year-old added.
Also, “the selfie has become so mainstream that everyone can relate to it and my story and journey is one that a lot of people can relate to."
Amber Portwood, Maci Bookout, Catelynn Lowell and Farrah Abraham were the original four stars of Teen Mom. All have had their issues since.
No one can quite top Amber's problems with domestic violence, drugs, rehab, and hard core state prison while starring on the hit MTV show, however.
She’s pulled through, however, and with Never Too Late, the mother of five-year-old Leah wants her readers to know they can do the same.
Amber isn't running from her story or looking to rewrite it, or even using it to launch a new career; Portwood really wants people to learn from it.
Michael Wilson of Post Hill Press adds: “Given the success of other Teen Mom books, we expect that Amber’s book will be similarly well received."
“Never Too Late has all the elements of a great story: hardship, hope and addiction, eventually resolved through strength, love and determination.”
After spending 17 months behind bars, Portwood was released from prison early last November, her five-year sentence cut short by more than half.
Aside from the occasional getting hated on by Applebee's waiters, the recovering addict seems to be doing as well as you can expect these days.