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Will you read Bristol Palin's memoir?

March 1, 2011 | 10:41 am


Twenty-year-old Bristol Palin is writing a memoir, her publisher announced today. The daughter of former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is best known for having a child at age 18 and appearing on the ABC television show "Dancing With the Stars."

Those experiences -- dancing on television and being a young single mother -- promise to make up the bulk of her book, which will be titled "Not Afraid of Life." Publisher William Morrow announced in a press release Tuesday:

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.

Bristol Palin's "Not Afraid of Life" is due in stores in summer 2011. Will you read it?


Bristol Palin is writing a memoir -- or is she?

-- Carolyn Kellogg

Photo: Brisol Palin, seated far right, and the rest of the fall 2010 cast of "Dancing With the Stars." Credit: ABC