Former Bachelorette star Hannah Brown will tell the story of her struggles with anxiety and depression in a new memoir, People magazine reports.
Harper will publish Brown’s God Bless This Mess: Learning To Live and Love Through Life’s Best (and Worst) Moments this fall. The publisher describes the book as “an honest and earnest examination of her own mid-twenties” and “a memoir that doesn’t claim to have all the answers.”
Brown, who has worked as an interior designer, won the Miss Alabama USA pageant in 2018. The same year she appeared as a contestant on The Bachelor, and was named the star of The Bachelorette in 2019. She was later a contestant on Dancing With the Stars.
Brown told People she was “grateful” to get the chance to share her life story.
“I’m still learning and growing but hope that others can take away from my experiences and learn to embrace the messiness and beauty of life,” she said. “I felt it was important to share my truth, honestly and without the opinion of others.”
Harper called Brown’s book “honest and emotionally urgent.”
“God Bless This Mess is a reminder that true growth doesn’t come without strife—and it’s through those dark, messy moments that self-acceptance and love can bloom,” the publisher said.
God Bless This Mess is slated for publication on Nov. 23. Harper will publish a companion book, God Bless This Messy Journal: A Guide to Embracing the Beautiful, Messy You in 2022.
Michael Schaub is a Texas-based journalist and regular contributor to NPR.