Pride Over Pity - Kailyn Lowry

Pride Over Pity

By Kailyn Lowry

  • Release Date: 2014-04-17
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 1,625 Ratings


Kailyn Lowry is the feisty, unapologetic, tattooed beauty whose determination to raise her son on her own terms has been documented on MTV’s critically acclaimed, hit series Teen Mom 2. Across five seasons, fans have watched her grow from a vulnerable, pregnant teen into a fiercely independent young mother. Through the breakup with the father of her child and the ensuing custody battles, her struggle to come to terms with her troubled childhood, her diagnosis with bipolar disorder, and relentless online bullying, Kailyn has faced it all with her head held high and her spirit intact.

But there is more to her story than what has been seen on television. In a moving effort to finally put the past behind her, Kailyn shares her troubled, often painful story and, for the first time, reveals the dark secrets she has so closely guarded. Guided by the single principle of helping other young girls like her, she takes the reader behind the scenes, writing candidly about her desperate stay at a homeless shelter to qualify for a program that would provide a safe home for her son, breaking her silence on the question of her sexuality, and sharing the traumatic sexual experiences that have left her deeply scarred.

Pride Over Pity is a raw, brutally honest, and ultimately inspiring account of a young woman’s resolve not only to survive but to succeed.


  • So good!

    By beautybymandaa
    I love Kail & this book is amazing
  • Amazing

    By Lilwaynesgirl
    I loved this book. Even though I’m a little late I thought it was a better way to get to know her. This book was pretty interesting except the last few chapters. But overall this is a great book.
  • It’s was okay book

    By buzzkillgrace14
    Didn’t like that she’s religion bashing in one chapter. She’s really not a good writer. I’m tired of oh my parents weren’t there for me pity act. Everything she wrote I knew from the show. I just don’t like the girl least favorite teen mom. I don’t who decided to give her a book deal. Don’t buy it just get from the library.
  • Five stars

    By Bjpoole
    It was so hard to stop reading. I'm so glad to have purchased this story. Kailua, I am a huge fan of yours and Javi and Jo and Vee. You guys are great parents. And I hope to have the blessing to meet you one day.
  • Ehhh

    By Mch34562361058285
    I feel like this book really made me hate her even more. So much whining Worst $10 ever spent lol..a lot of grammatical errors as well. I can't help but wonder how this made it to NY best selling? 🤔
  • Pride Over Pity

    By Hayley Pritchard
    I loved seeing things from Kail's perspective. I've watched Teen Mom for a while now and I love getting even more insight into her life. The book helps to connect things and show why she made certain decisions that she did. After all, it's her life. She just happens to have an interesting one that others want to read and see.
  • Too much acknowledgement of rude comments via social media

    By ricoml
    Too much talk about others opinion about her via online. I expected more of an autobiography not just her trying to defend herself against rude comments others have made about her! Very disappointing
  • Definitely did not deserve "best selling author"

    By Jay nan
    Totally disappointed was not what I expected at all! Thought she was capable of writing a better book. Jumped from one event to another and at times I felt like I was reading the same thing twice. Nothing new from what we already know from the show. Not worth buying should have listened to the reviews :/
  • Pride Over Pity

    By spongedj85
    A beautifully written autobiography with so much depth to it. I can't imagine how much mental strength it took to write and publish this masterpiece. Thank you for sharing your story.
  • Ok, but not the best I've ever read

    By Hiddenriverhawk
    The book is ok. The beginning is pretty well written, but the book does seem all over the place at times. I don't have respect for when she said that she tries to respect other people's beliefs, but then in the next few paragraphs goes on to bash religion and try to prove God doesn't exist. Good book though.