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EXCLUSIVE! Maci Bookout on the Other ‘Teen Mom’ Books & Why Her Kids Aren’t on the Cover of “Bulletproof”

Maci and her book at her recent signing in Nashville.

Maci with her book at her recent signing in Nashville.

Maci Bookout‘s book, Bulletproof is Number 12 on the iTunes Top Chart, and it’s no surprise that fans are eager to get their hands on the Teen Mom OG star’s book. After all, they’ve waited for years for the book to come out!

In an exclusive interview with The Ashley last month, Maci discussed why it took her so long to release Bulletproof, and how she felt as she watched other ‘Teen Mom’ franchise stars release their books before she could release hers.

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Exclusive Interview: ‘Teen Mom’ Star Maci Bookout Says Fans May View Her Differently After Reading Her Book

Maci's book was released today!

Maci’s book was released today!

Teen Mom OG star Maci Bookout is celebrating the release of her new book, Bulletproof, which officially hit store shelves today! The book release day has been a long time coming for Maci (and for her fans who are eager to read her book!)

In an exclusive interview with The Ashley, Maci explained why she thinks Bulletproof will change the way ‘Teen Mom’ fans view her, and what it was like reliving the major events of her life and putting them into words.

“Fans will get a different picture of me,” Maci told The Ashley. “It may change their mind of how they think of me. My goal is to just tell them my story from my point of view, rather than what they took away from the show.”

According to Maci, Bulletproof gives readers a lot of background on her childhood and then jumps to Maci’s life at the age of 15, when she met her son Bentley’s father, Ryan Edwards.

“It goes over our relationship and goes basically through the last six years and everything that went on,” Maci said. “In the end, it talks a little bit of what’s going on in my life now. It talks about how I met [my boyfriend] Taylor [McKinney], how he moved out here and then the pregnancy with Jayde, but the book was finished before I gave birth to her.”

Maci said that fans often tell her that she’s their “favorite ‘Teen Mom’” but she feels that they may think this because they didn’t get the full picture of her life from the show.

“I felt like I was constantly hearing people say, ‘You make it look so easy’ and ‘You are always so put together’ but I always keep my emotions very internal and I think that came across as me making it look easy,” Maci said. “I want people to know that I was struggling and there were times where I had breakdowns and things were really difficult for me. People can really understand what I was going through, even though I may not have said it or put it out there on the show.”

She added that Bulletproof will give readers a good idea of how much help she has had raising Bentley.

‘When people say I’m a favorite ‘Teen Mom,’ sometimes people don’t put into perspective that I’m one of few girls, if not the only girl, who grew up in a very stable household,” she said. “When I had Bentley I had my parents’ full support and Ryan’s parents’ full support and all of my friends. That made it much easier for me to have that behind me. I don’t know if any of the girls, except for maybe a couple, had an army behind them like I did. I don’t know where I would be or how I would be if I didn’t have the support that I did. It’s pretty rare to have the support that I had and still have today.”

Writing the book was fun, yet painful at some points, Maci said.

“There were things that I had to write about that I didn’t want to relive or think about because of how I felt while it was going on,” she said. “So a lot of the book was really kind of sad, having to go back and relive those times was difficult. It was all enjoyable though to get it out, and look back and realize things from myself.”

Reliving those moments made Maci realize that she sometimes didn’t make the best decisions as a young mom.

“It was funny to write about things that I did, or decisions that I made back then,” she said. “Now I think, ‘Oh my God, you were such an idiot! Why did you ever think that was a good idea?!’ But I was a teenager trying to do the best I could. ”

Stay tuned for Part 3 of The Ashley’s exclusive interview with Maci!

To read Part 1 (and learn why Maci is nervous for Ryan and Taylor to read her book), click here!

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PHOTOS: ‘Teen Mom OG’ Star Catelynn Lowell Celebrates Her Bridal Shower

Not gonna lie...it would have been cool to see Butch dressed up as a toilet paper bride.

Not gonna lie…it would have been cool to see Butch dressed up as a toilet paper bride.

There are only 33 days to go until Teen Mom OG stars Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra (finally) say “I do!” The couple, who will be getting married on August 22 at Castle Farms in Charlevoix, Michigan, are doing last-minute preparations for their wedding day. Today, Catelynn celebrated her bridal shower with her friends and family!

The future Mrs. Tyler Baltierra wore a white sundress for her shower, and posed with her friends who dressed as brides for a shower game. The party was decorated in gold and white (possibly a hint at the couple’s wedding colors?).

Catelynn and Tyler’s six-month-old daughter, Nova, attended her mom’s party, along with Dawn Baker, the adoption counselor who helped the couple place their oldest daughter, Carly, for adoption. Catelynn’s mom April posted photos of some of the food and decorations she brought to the party.

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PHOTOS: ‘Teen Mom OG’ Star Farrah Abraham Shows Off New Adult Toys at Convention

"Buy my stuff!"

“Buy my stuff!”

Farrah Abraham has stated many times that her venturing into the sex industry has “ruined her life.” That hasn’t stopped her from attending more sex industry events, however!

The Teen Mom OG star appeared at the Adult Novelty Manufacturing Expo (ANME) in Burbank, California, earlier this week to promote her new line of sexy time toys, which include, but are not limited to her Inflatable Farrah Doll.

Yes, kids, you can have your very own blow-up Farrah to do The Sex with.

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Exclusive Interview: ‘Teen Mom’ Maci Bookout is Nervous For Ex Ryan Edwards to Read Her Book “Bulletproof”

Maci's book will be released on July 21.

Maci’s book will be released on July 21.

Maci Bookout is used to having her personal life exposed on national TV. After all, the 23-year-old star of Teen Mom OG has had MTV cameras filming her very private moments since she was 16 years old. One thing she’s not used to, however, is having her private thoughts and written work made public.

That will change on July 21, when Maci’s book, Bulletproof, is released. It will be the first time anyone will read something she’s written. Even Maci’s longtime boyfriend Taylor McKinney hasn’t peeked at Maci’s book, nor has her ex-boyfriend Ryan Edwards, who is featured in much of the book.

“I haven’t let anyone read it actually,” Maci told The Ashley in an exclusive interview. “To be honest, I’ve always been very secretive about my writing.”

While knowing that her fans will be reading her private thoughts is nerve-wracking, Maci says it’s having people like Taylor or especially Ryan read it that’s even more scary.

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Confirmed! ‘Teen Mom OG’ Renewed for Another Season

"We're coming back!"

“We’re coming back!”

The Teen Mom franchise no doubt has its share of critics– from the people who claim that the reality shows glamorizes teen pregnancy, to the folks who are angry that MTV took young, unwed mothers and turned them into full-blown celebrities.

The Ashley has some bad news for the show’s critics: ‘Teen Mom’ is here to stay– at least for another season. The Ashley can exclusively confirm that ‘Teen Mom OG’ has been renewed for yet another season!

Two very good sources have confirmed to The Ashley that the show, which ended its fifth season in June, will be back for a sixth season. Although MTV has not yet officially released the announcement that the show has been renewed, The Ashley’s sources tell her that it is definitely coming back.

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