Mackenzie Douthit may have only one season of Teen Mom 3 under her belt, but the reality star has already learned an important lesson in working her 15 minutes of fame to the full extent. Just this week Mackenzie spilled her heart to Dr. Drew in a shocking confessional that included her cheating on (then boyfriend) Josh McKee and also sharing the trauma of losing her brother Mike, who had Down Syndrome, when she was just 13.
It turns out the loss of Mike, coupled with her diabetes diagnosis, helped propel a rebellion against her strict Christian upbringing that led to Mackenzie ending up pregnant at just 16. No question fans were intrigued. So what's a Teen Mom to do when fans are asking questions about her late brother?
Use it to help her mom sell some books on the topic!
Mackenzie has never kept Mike a secret, but she hasn't spoken much about him before the Dr. Drew special either. Fans -- unsurprisingly -- had questions, and she answered them on Twitter with this:
If you have not heard my mom did write a book "life with mike" anout our life with my brother. For sale on http://t.co/gtuvOJZWm1— Mackenzie McKee (@DouthitKenzie) November 19, 2013
Hey, why not? The book is already written!
It turns out Mackenzie's mom, Angie Douthit, wrote Life With Mike about Mike Williams Douthit well before her daughter ended up an MTV star. The self-published memoir details the Douthit family's adoption of Mike and the 17 years he spent as a brother to Mackenzie and her other siblings, Whitney, Kaylee, and Zeke.
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Although the book is more about Mike, it will offer fans who are hungry for more Teen Mom details a look at Mackenzie's pre-16 & Pregnant life, which is exactly what people seem most interested in.
Just look at how well Farrah Abraham's My Teenage Dream Ended did when it was released. Not to mention both Kailyn Lowry and Maci Bookout have said they're writing memoirs -- both of which will cover life before they became famous.
Will you be picking up a copy of Life With Mike? What would you most like to find out about Mackenzie in a memoir?
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