Being a main cast member in the Teen Mom franchise carries with a lot of benefits.
First and foremost, of course, there's the six-figure annual income for a job that -- while not necessarily easy, per se -- doesn't require much more than a willingness to live out one's life in the public eye.
And then there are the various other business opportunities that are available to the franchise's most popular stars:
Endorsement deals, podcasts, cosmetic lines, and of course, book deals, are all methods by which the moms have supplemented their incomes with varying degrees of success.
Memoirs have become a veritable rite of passage for the ladies of Teen Mom -- Kailyn Lowry has written two books, and even less-loved cast members like Jenelle Evans and Farrah Abraham have sold their life stories.
So perhaps it should come as no surprise that Leah Messer has finally joined the club:
Ms. Messer announced on Facebook today that her literary debut -- entitled Hope, Grace, & Faith -- will be available in stores and online in December.
“It’s been literally the most vulnerable I’ve been in my life and it’s been so therapeutic,” Leah said of writing the book.
“Most importantly, it’s dedicated to my girls. This book is a memoir, but there’s the off-camera reality of my life," she added.
"So, everything you didn’t see on TV, behind-the-scenes moments, that’s what you’re going to get."
Leah went on to say that the book will leave fans with a better understanding of her background:
“My childhood was very rough growing up…breaking familial cycles is not easy and I think that was the biggest reason for writing my memoir. My childhood was rough,” she said.
“There is a lot about that period of my life that wasn’t revealed on the show,” Leah added.
Leah teased the book on her podcast a while back, saying:
“I actually have a project, I’m actually going to be releasing a book revealing everything my fans really don’t know about me or was hidden behind an hour show.
"I’m so excited because it’s so emotional. It’s tough. Kail read it, some of it, and she was like, ‘Leah, I didn’t know you went through all of this.’ The end is beautiful.”
Between her daughter's disability, her battle with substance abuse, and her two divorces -- there's no denying that Leah has been through a lot.
And now, it seems fans will finally learn the rest of the story.