‘Teen Mom’ Jenelle Evans Announces Her Book’s Title & Release Date

“I like these glasses. They make me look more author-y!”

Clear your book shelves because… yet another Teen Mom book is on its way.

The autobiography of Teen Mom 2 star Jenelle Evans will hit the Interwebs on July 25, according to Amazon. The book, which Jenelle has been promising to be “coming soon” for several years, will be called Read Between the Lines: From the Diary of a Teenage Mom.

Jenelle co-wrote her book with Tonia Brown, who, before helping Jenelle pen her memoir, wrote horror fiction.

Isn’t it ironic…dontcha think?

“Well that’s real nice, Juh-nelle, but ya know the tell-all book everyone wants ta read is mine!”

The hardcover book will contain 208 pages filled with “raw emotional stories of [Jenelle’s] youth that helped shape the woman she has become, all drawn from her childhood diary.” It is being published by Post Hill Press, the company that all of the ‘Teen Mom’ girls have used to publish their books. (And, yes, MTV gets a share of the revenue generated by the book, in case you’re wondering!)

Anyway, Jenelle’s book comes with a $21 Amazon price tag, making it a bit more expensive than the other ‘Teen Mom’ girls’ books. Amber Portwood‘s Never Too Late will set you back $19, while Kail Lowry‘s latest book, Hustle and Heart runs about $8 for a hardcover version.

Wanna see the cover of Jenelle’s book? Of course you do! Click here!

Jenelle has been busy tweeting about her book lately. On March 17, she gave the show’s fans more insight on what they can expect to find “between the lines” of her book.

“My book will put into perspective how I was brought up and raised,” Jenelle tweeted. “Gives everyone my point of view. Everyone will understand me now! BUT I am extremely nervous for you guys to read a lot of my experiences I’ve been through! It was scary to look back on it all.”

“From her appearances on 16 and Pregnant and then Teen Mom 2, Jenelle Evans’ life was put on display for all to see, and all to judge,” the book’s official Amazon summary reads. “Everyone thinks they know her, but what the audience can’t see runs deeper than what is left on the editing room floor.

“What of Jenelle’s complicated life before her newfound fame? An overbearing mother. Erratic siblings. A father who didn’t seem to care. Though there was no camera to capture those difficult moments, there were, thankfully, a few well-kept diaries. Join Jenelle as she tells her story through the eyes of her troubled youth, taken from her memories that were scrawled across the pages of her own diaries.”

Jenelle’s book won’t be published until July, but it can be pre-ordered on Amazon. (In case that sort of thing interests you, The Ashley has included the pre-order link at the bottom of this story.)

(Photos: MTV, Post Hill Press)

50 Comments

  1. I love that her mother was overbearing. No bitch, she just didn’t put up with your bullshit. Big difference. Also, I guess she can’t be too bad since you gave up your rights to custody of your son to this so called terrible and overbearing mother. Guess she’s not good enough enough for you, but good enough for your son? Trash.


    1. she thinks everyone will just forget how she treated her mom and son from day one nope and she lies her behavior at the reunion pathetic all because people like her mom more then her. I hope mtv pulls her bluff keeps babs and she quits


  2. Finally got around to watching the reunion last night. Jenelle wasn’t sick. She was throwing a tantrum! She wanted the producers to stop filming her mom, to stop being nice to her and they wouldn’t comply so she threw a hissy fit. And not once did she ever show concern about Jace’s well being. It was all about how Jenelly feels!

    Her book will be nothing more than a ‘woe is me’ book of lies and excuses of how everyone else is to blame! I’m crossing my fingers and hoping that Barbara will do a tell-all interview and beat Jenelle to her book launch. LOL.

    She claims that the show is the only reason why Barb is keeping Jace hence MTV is partly to blame for her getting custody of Jace because they keep giving Barbara camera time. Why not quit the show then if you’re that desperate to get your son back? Obviously they can’t have Barb on the show without her.

    She feels abused and exploited by MTV (her employer). Then there’s no reason for her to sign another contract! She said that her mental health is important for her 3 children. If the show is causing her so much stress, then she should quit and get a real job at Walmart like Barbara!


    1. her book is nothing but to discredit babs and get jace back. Guess what many of us had crappy childhoods we survived actually worked real jobs and raised our kids grow up janelle


    2. Jenelle is so jealous of Chelsea…notice how she always compares herself to Chelsea…she was complaining when Chelsea got pregnant everyone was so happy for her! but when I do everyone says how stupid I am….WAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!…now Chelsea was literally sick, and Jenelle got pissed that she wasn’t being catered to so she left the set….I agree with Leah. If you watch the out takes on YouTube, Leah was like if she’s getting paid she should be here….


    3. I want to punch Jenelle each time she makes a dig at Barbara for working at Walmart. She should get a job there too and see how hard it is and how most people actually have to work 40+ hours a week to be able to support their children…


  3. As an actual writer struggling to get published, I’m really mad all I had to do was get on MTV.

    Seriously though, this book is going to be the pity Janelle chronicles. The “True” tales of all the ways Janelle has been wronged and why that makes it OK to be a bitch. Who wants to read that?


  4. Jenelle’s twitter tantrums are hilarious! Her tweet and deletes are pure gold…just goes to show how insanely jealous she is of Chelsea! Remember when she flat out denied that she was talking about Chelsea when she tweeted about how funny it was that when someone else announces their pregnancy, everyone else is happy for them? She got a lot of flak for obviously dissing Chelsea and Jenelle defended herself saying she wasn’t talking about Chelsea at all. She was referring to pretty much anyone who announces their pregnancy. The lie blew up in her face in the teem mom episode where she was comparing everyone’s reaction to pregnancy to that of Chelsea’s. I believe her exact words were, “everyone’s saying that Chelsea did it right the first time. We all are on a show called Teen Mom, so, no, we didn’t do it right the first time.” (Um, Chelsea doesn’t have 16 mugshots. didn’t get engaged 6 times. didn’t get pregnant 4 times. didn’t get hooked into drugs. doesn’t act like an immature psycho brat who goes apesh*t at the slightest provocation.she didn’t ditch her kids for “spring break”. she doesn’t jump from one baby daddy to another.. and the list goes on..) She followed it up with another Chelsea diss, something about “Super hilarious when people think their shit don’t stink. All shit stinks. You are no different than the rest of us sweetheart.” I believe her reunion walkout was nothing more than her being jealous of Chelsea because she got wind of how they let her go home early because she was sick. Chelsea was running a high fever, profusely apologetic to the producers because she felt like an assh*le for being sick. Meanwhile, Jenelle was strutting out of there, acting like a psycho, yelling at her employers as usual.


    1. oh she is SOOOOO jealous of Chelsea…that flip out at the reunion when she left talking about she was “sick”(they have it up on YouTube)…Chelsea is sitting there with a legit fever, while pregnant….the producers are talking to her and all of a sudden they get a text from Jenelle saying she’s leaving….they chase her down in the parking lot, and she’s whining and complaining about how she’s SOOOOOOO sick, and nobody cares, so she’s leaving. You can tell the other girls are getting tired of their antics…Leah was like “If she’s getting paid to be here, she should be here”…it really says something when LEAH seems like one of the more level headed ones.


  5. Wait…sooooo this is basically just a book about how nothing is her fault?? Written from the perspective of an angry middle schooler? Juh-nelle can barely string together a coherent sentence verbally. I shudder to think what her angsty, rage-filled “diary entries” look like.

    It’s not like we don’t get her perspective screamed at us in every other media format already. Her voice has hardly been stifled.


  6. ….what difficult life did she have? Dysfunctional family, everyone has that. Her biggest issue is a lack of insight and maturity. She’s what 25-24 her brain has fully developed at this point she should have grown more. Having a relationship seems to be the only time she cares about getting her life together.


  7. How can she title her book “Diaries of a teen mom” when she wasn’t being a mom to Jace at all in her teens? Even the title is a lie?


  8. Well this makes sense. Now I see why she has been so angry about nothing at Barbara over the last several months. Because her real life would have to match what the book says or else we would all say WTF?

    The pictures on the covers of these books are absolutely hysterical. Nothing about them make me curious to read it. When I see them, in my head i say “jesus god, that’s atrocious”.

    I just find it soooooo ridiculous/ironic/stupid how Jenelle only ever expressed interest in getting Jace back when dude of the month enters the picture. First it was Nathan, then it was David. And after David’s behavior on the reunion show this week, it’s very clear why Barbara is hesitant to change the agreement/arrangement. David has a lot of hidden rage, controls Jenelle like she’s a puppet, plus he has a shady criminal history. A restraining order from seeing his son?? Jesus god. I know the mom is supposedly dropping that or some BS, but the fact that it even existed??

    How long before Jenelle is calling the cops because David has her in a choke hold?


    1. Blame Babz and Baby Daddies book. I am sure she has extremely positive words about Lurch. He probably has to read the book with his finger on each word lol Of course she wrote dude and her famous “When I get Jace back” line


      1. I’d rather burn my money than give it, in any way, to Jenelle. I do something she never has to receive it… I have a JOB.


  9. “There were, thankfully, a few well-kept diaries” as if she were some important historical figure and these diaries were miraculously well preserved and passed down through the generations. Give me a break. Seriously. I can’t even begin to imagine how she writes, especially knowing how she speaks. Thank god there was a co-author otherwise, I imagine this being literally unreadable and full of tangents about how awful barb is.


    1. I hope that Barb is able to sue her for libel and the book is shut down and all of the profits (if any) go to Jace’s future therapy fund.


    2. there are no diaries its lies and made up she couldn’t go to school or take care of her kid how could she possibly wrote diaries. Plus jannnnnnnnelllllle why did you go back to school to sit home and collect an mtv check or maybe they don’t want white trash crack heads working in the medical field


  10. Publishing a book disparaging your mom right before your custody request is being heard before the court. Well, this is dumb. Pretty sure courts like to see everyone try to play nice in custody battles since the focus is supposed to be on the kid. How are you going to prove you are the better parent to a child you have never raised when you are publishing a book disparaging the only mother he has ever known just so you can turn a profit?


  11. I’ve never bought any of the Teen Mom books, although if I saw one at a yard sale, I suppose I’d pick it up for the price of a quarter. I wish Barbara would write a book! Side note: Can you imagine having to work up a book from Jenelle’s childhood diaries?!!! I wouldn’t even want to work up a book from reading MY childhood diaries, let alone someone else’s, and least of all in the world, Jenelle’s!


  12. The cover makes no sense, you see her back mostly. Aren’t autobiographies supposed to be you front facing the camera?!


  13. Excuses excuses.. please find someone in this world that has NOT had life without conflicts. It’s all about how one handles these things and grows.


  14. Its really sad to put Jace through this dysfunction.. you can see the fear in his eyes.. I’m all for the mother/father family and Barbara has been there for him but you ALL are ruining this poor kid!! I’m actually ashamed that MTV would constantly air this…


    1. I saw this on Twitter first and I actually read it as “Read Between the Lies” and thought it was one of those mock ups her “haters” are throwing around.


  15. It’s pretty sad that Kail still has so many copies of her book laying around & it sells for only $8. Wait 6 months, it will probably be a bargain book for $2, or outside in the free bins of 2nd & Charles.


  16. A better title would be “Read Between the Mugshots: The Police Report of a Teenaged Mom”. The cover would be a nice collage of her 16 mugshots and every police report or court document scanned between the pages. It comes with a Kesha feather bookmark and smells of weed.


      1. THANK YOU FOR THIS!!

        I made a Seinfeld reference today to the guy in HR at my office and he just stared at me blankly. I’ve never felt older.

        You’ve made me happy.


        1. “Join Jenelle as she tells her story through the eyes of her troubled youth, taken from her memories that were scrawled across the pages of her own diaries.”

          Serenity now!


  17. I really think she’s gonna have a hard time selling it especially after her performance last night on the last teen mom/reunion I feel like she would expect readers to buy her food give her extra money because she was nice enough to allow them to purchase the book I would question whether she even finished it before storming off and getting into a fight with the actual writer of said book


    1. I’m glad you mentioned “the actual writer of the book”. Unless, every other sentence has the word “dude” in it, she didn’t write it. I can’t imagine Janelle being able to write a grocery list without grammatical errors, let alone a novel.
      Another scary detail, it’s from her pov. I imagine that it’s going to turn Janelle into a victim. Afterall, it’s not her fault she was arrested 16 times, lol.
      If I want to read a fairytale at bedtime, I will dig out my old childhood books.
      Sorry Janelle, you won’t be making any money off of me.
      Please everyone, pray that Janelle never gets custody of Jace again. At least not for the foreseeable future.


      1. Can someone please let me know why all of my posts always say that they are “Awaiting Moderation”.

        I never use profanity. I am never rude to others. Even those that defend Farrah or Janelle. I have read plenty of posts where others have.
        I play by all the rules.

        What did I ever do?
        I just don’t understand.

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