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Eden Wood — the Toddlers & Tiaras star who broke out way before anyone had ever heard of Honey Boo Boo — may be as cute as a button, but mother Mickie has an ugly side, according to a scathing, new tell-all written by Eden’s former manager, Heather Ryan.

In a chapter of the book obtained exclusively by Wetpaint Entertainment, Heather alleges she found Mickie a top-notch publicist for Eden, whom Mickie employed... then refused to pay! According to Heather, Mickie “insisted she would never, ever in a million years screw over people who had helped her and Eden make it to the top” yet proceeded to complain each passing day about paying him.

Although Eden had yet to make any substantial money at the time, Mickie was outraged at the notion she would have to share the wealth. “The thought drove her absolutely insane,” Ryan writes. “It is that greed and ingratitude that would be the downfall of my relationship with [her].”

Speaking exclusively with Wetpaint Entertainment, Andrew Sullivan — Eden’s former publicist who helped Eden land her own Logo show — says, “She used me and my former agency to build the career of her seven-year-old without compensation. Constantly I was told, ‘Baby, once some money comes in, you will be the first person we pay.’ Let’s just say I am still waiting on that check.”

Juicy stuff. If that’s only one chapter in the book, we can’t wait to read the whole thing!