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Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 03/ 1/2011

Bristol Palin memoir to be published this summer

By Stephen Lowman

bristol2.jpgIt’s been rumored for weeks but now there’s confirmation: Bristol Palin, 20, has signed a book deal for her memoir titled “Not Afraid of Life.” It’s set to be published this summer.

In a press release, her publisher William Morrow wrote:

The oldest daughter of Sarah Palin and single mother goes beyond the headlines, offering readers an inside look at her life, her world, and the things that matter most, including her family and the faith that keeps her centered.
When her mother became the Republican Vice-Presidential candidate in 2008, Bristol Palin was instantly propelled into the national spotlight, becoming the focus of intense public and national media scrutiny at the age of seventeen.
In NOT AFRAID OF LIFE, Bristol gives readers an intimate behind-the-scenes look at her life for the first time, from growing up in Alaska to coming of age amid the media and political frenzy surrounding her mother’s political rise; from becoming a single mother while still a teenager to coping as her relationship with her baby’s father crumbled publicly—not once, but twice.
Bristol talks about the highs and lows of her appearance on ABC-TV’s “Dancing with the Stars,” including the aching hours of practice, the biting criticisms, and the thrill of getting to the show’s finals. She speaks candidly of her aspirations for the future and the deep religious faith that gives her strength and inspiration. Plainspoken and disarmingly down to earth, Bristol offers new insight and understanding of who she is and what she values most.
(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

By Stephen Lowman  | March 1, 2011; 11:15 AM ET
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Most of these candid "memories" have been writen about in the WashPo and People Magazine, over and over.

Why pay extra for her BOOK?


Posted by: Evenfoolsarerightsometimes | March 1, 2011 12:17 PM | Report abuse

Will it be about two pages in length? Seems like all one has to do is get pregnant out of wedlock and have a nutty mother. So sad.

Posted by: dvh123 | March 1, 2011 12:20 PM | Report abuse

Could someone explain why anyone would want to read Bristol Palin's memoirs? Is she trying to somehow demonstrate that there's more to her than a chick who got pregnant at 17 and has found ways to capitalize on that.

Posted by: jlhare1 | March 1, 2011 12:22 PM | Report abuse

Why am I not surprised?

Posted by: maggots | March 1, 2011 12:26 PM | Report abuse

There are a great many possible responses one could make to young Ms. Palin on this occasion, but few are as appropriate, or as succinct, as Jane Austen's Mr. Bennet in Pride and Prejudice:

" are never to stir out of doors till you can prove that you have spent ten minutes of every day in a rational manner."

Posted by: AnotherHagman | March 1, 2011 2:33 PM | Report abuse

I hear the book will be mostly excerpts from her MySpace, Facebook and Twitter pages. And there actually may be heavy influences from her previous 8th grade writing epic: "How I spent my summer vacation" by B.P.

Posted by: jpmindspring | March 2, 2011 12:09 PM | Report abuse

What's a 20 year old who's done nothing but have a baby as a teenager having a memior written about? I mean what's her "memoir" going to do? Give instructions to young teen girls on how to go get knocked up and have a baby at 17? And how she couldn't dance but still came in third place on Dancing With The Stars? I guess if her mother can sell books she didn't write, then I'm sure there's some ignorant, gullible folks who'll buy Bristol's book too, LOL! The Palins are a bad joke played on America.

Posted by: shellfizzle | March 2, 2011 4:15 PM | Report abuse


One has to wonder about the collective IQ of John McCain and his whole staff. A few Hillary Clinton supporters in Ohio make some noise about voting for McCain because they are mad about how the Dems' RBC ruled on Fla and MI delegates. McCain thinks he will reel in not only these voters but many more of the female voters who supported Clinton in primaries by placing a white, middle class woman on the ticket. Yeah, brilliance. Nevermind that Clinton and Obama were 97 percent similar on policy, on issues, on the economy, etc.

So, now, nearly 3 years later, we are stuck with people who otherwise wouldn't have even amounted to a fart in the forrest. Sarah Palin was a small time politician who by August 2008 had alienated many legislators and politicos with her poor work ethic; only showed up for 15% of legislative sessions and at that time, she was a no show at a special session she called, prompting legislators to sport "Where's Sarah?" buttons.

Bristol Palin has managed to ride that gravy train. Most single mothers are on welfare AND working low wage jobs or their kids go into THE SYSTEM of one foster home to the next because the parent is not able to adequately provide for them. They don't go on tv or get to pen meaningless meandering bullshit and call it a memoir.

I hope McCain roasts in hell for unleashing people who prove that the American Dream is not about hard work and education but about grifting and c---s---king.

Posted by: Handsome19781 | March 4, 2011 2:34 AM | Report abuse

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