• Hope, Grace & Faith

  • By: Leah Messer
  • Narrated by: Leah Messer
  • Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (754 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

"It took hitting rock bottom for me to realize that if I wanted something better for my girls, I had to learn to love myself first."

Leah was first thrust under the reality television microscope when her teen pregnancy was documented on MTV's groundbreaking series 16 and Pregnant. Since then, fans of Teen Mom 2 have watched her life play out on the small screen - from her struggle to rise to the challenges of motherhood, through her harrowing journey to find a diagnosis for one of her twin girls with a rare form of muscular dystrophy, and the collapse of two marriages. She has learned to live under the harsh glare of media scrutiny, yet there is a truth behind the reality that the cameras have never revealed.

In her unflinching and honest memoir, Leah takes listeners behind the scenes and shares an intimate, often heartbreaking, portrait of her turbulent childhood in rural West Virginia, the rock bottom that forced her to reevaluate her life, and her triumphant break from toxic relationships and self-destructive cycles to live her life with hope, grace, and faith.

©2020 Leah Messer (P)2021 Tantor

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Wow! How proud I am of her finding herself and knowing her worth

This book is so encouraging to me. I am presently in a very similar situation with the anxiety and addiction and being a single mom. I can’t tell you how much this book has made me step back and realize that I am worth it. I don’t have to please everyone and not everyone has to like me. I am deciding today that I will no longer be a doormat and that my voice will be heard and I will continue to strive until I am living my best life. Thank you Lhea you are someone who I admire not just because you overcame your struggles but you did it for your girls and they will always look at you and see what a strong person you are. Good luck lots of love 😘

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Gripping and inspiring.

I am a blind single mom of two young boys and in some ways I could relate to this book. She talks about how she wasn’t able to say no or didn’t think that she could and then landed in some of the situations she’s had to go through. I to later on in life realized that I have to put myself first as well so that I can be the best that I can be for my kids. I’m so grateful that she was the one to read her own book I think it makes you feel closer to the author when they are the one narrating their story. I love the book! I have been wondering for years how her life away from the cameras has been or was like. Because I am blind I was patiently waiting and wondering when this book would be released on audio. I’m so glad that it finally is out here for those of us to listen to. It’s amazing how someone could go through so much as a child and how she overcame it. I’m so grateful for her and that she is telling her story so that people in her situation can know that there is light at the other end of the tunnel. I’m so grateful that she is finally happy she’s living her best life. I highly recommend this book.

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really liked it

I really liked this book but I feel like it was too short. I've been following Leah and a lot of the other teen moms since 16 and pregnant and I feel like she could have went into more things and more details but overall I like how she did explain some stuff that we didn't know outside of the show. I hope now that she's on the right track that she will find the right guy and can have her happy ending. 😊

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Worth the read!

I am so happy I read this. It was even better listening to it on the audio. I feel inspired!

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Relatable and Amazing story

Leah's done a wonderful job writing and telling her powerful story of overcoming childhood trauma and addiction.

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Sincere

She tells her life story and her struggles. she has come a long way. I admire your courage to share your truth.

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Great Book!

This book was really good. It made me see Leah differently, and realize that she is not exactly who she is made out to be on TV. I don't agree with all of her decisions, but she was brave enough to share her story with the world, and that is admirable! I hope she writes another book, because I will definitely buy it!

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Great job Leah..... your truth inspired me ❤

great story with or without having watched teen mom. this is the struggle of so many.

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Wow.

I laughed, I cried, I was emotional. She is so real and raw. It’s not easy doing what she did. Good job Leah♥️♥️

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now i understand her much more than before.

i have alwaya loved her and now i understand her more than ever this is such a good book that shows her whole life from 3 yrs to now amazing

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  • Kayleigh lonsdale
  • 03-06-22

Well done leah

leah this story 100% gives other addicts hope and strength to get better thanks

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  • nicolex1994x
  • 09-20-21

Well done leah

Leahs life amazing book, explains so much & I love it well done leah

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-31-21

Would not recommend

Great to see Leah has turned her life around in regards to addiction. I have always been routing for her. But I found this book very frustrating to listen to. She talks alot about self growth and personal responsibility but blames other people throughout the book for everything she has done wrong in her life. Not very remorseful about beating people up or cheating on partners or with others' partners. disappointing over all.

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  • Rebecca Hornsby
  • 04-16-21

heartwarming

gave a unusual real insight to this lovely teen mum.
really interesting to see the back story of a teen twin mum.

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  • stacey
  • 04-12-21

Inspirational, raw truth story by a courageous young women

A thoroughly enjoyable insight into Leah Messer’s life, I have been a fan of Teen Mom and I wasn’t able to stop listening to this audiobook. Leah is an inspirational young mum who has been through more than I can ever understand. A brave story told by an amazing young mother! You have given hope to all those who have struggled. You keep going girl!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-19-21

Amazing!!!

I really enjoyed this book. It's a must listen. I finished it in less than a week, I couldn't stop listening ❤️

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  • Mom22
  • 03-06-21

Brilliant

What a life story brilliantly told! Loved listening to it, and I love the fact that it’s narrated by Leah herself

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-04-22

Heartbreaking

Thankyou for sharing your story Leah. I have followed you since the beginning and am so happy how you have grown into a happy and beautiful woman and mum.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-04-21

An amazing true life story

I listened to this book in less than a day. It was engaging, speaking the truth is courageous and give other strengths and tools to create boundaries. A must read :)