Not Afraid of Life: My Journey So Far, the memoir from Bristol Palin, came out on Tuesday. Her “behind-the-headlines” memoir focuses on what it was like to go from average kid to spotlight — and everything in between. She discusses faith under pressure, death threats while learning to dance, and how she grew up amidst a pile of scandals. It also includes a hefty amount of hindsight toward her baby’s father and a scathing depiction of Meghan McCain.
She writes as a single mother, the oldest daughter of Sarah and as a former contestant on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. It contains 16 pages of full-color, intimate pictures of Bristol’s life, including special moments with her son and snowmobile family photos.
Here’s an excerpt from the opening:
I lied to my mother.
“We’re going to stay the night at Ema’s house,” I nonchalantly said as my friend and I headed toward the front door. Mom was busy paying bills and didn’t really look up from her work. There was only one week left of school, and the weather was warming up in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough.
“Okay,” she responded, not suspecting a thing. “Do you need me to drop you off?”
“No,” I said. “Her mom’s in a hurry, but she’s going to pick us up at the end of the driveway.”
“Have fun,” she said casually and waved good-bye.
That deception would affect my life in ways a teenager could not comprehend…
Will you be reading Bristol Palin’s book?