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Not Afraid of Life: My Journey So Far Hardcover – Bargain Price, June 21, 2011
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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.
A Look Inside Not Afraid of Life
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|I fished in the Mat-Su Borough from a young age. Here I am on a fishing trip with my grandfather at Willow Creek.||After an interview near the Statue of Liberty I was the only student to accept a diploma while wearing baby puke on my dress. Piper is dressed up in my graduation gown while I hold Tripp and McKinley looks on.||One of the most challenging parts of competing on Dancing with the Stars was not being able to hang out with Tripp as much as I wanted to! His on-set visits energized me.||Our home overlooks Lake Lucille, which freezes completely solid during the winter. Tripp is learning how to ice-skate on this cold day. Maybe one day he’ll follow in my brother Track’s steps and become a great hockey player!|
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Top Customer Reviews
Bristol Palin professes many things in her life: that her parents gave her a "purity ring" in adolescence (a sure-fire applause line for one of her mother's speeches, had she used it, which she hasn't), that she has had only one sex partner at the age of twenty ("one too many," as Nancy French writes). After being put on birth-control pill at age fifteen, she says, to relieve menstrual cramps, Bristol woke up "cold in a tent" after passing out from too many wine coolers and losing her virginity; and that the young man to whom she announced her betrothal not once but twice is "a gnat." Oh, and that she felt she had to "watch her back" in the presence of Meghan McCain. Bristol's many, many grievances--such as why her family did not routinely fly first-class when her mother was, briefly, governor of Alaska, or why the McCains owned so much Louis Vuitton luggage and had more hairdressers at hand during the 2008 campaign--take up most of this book. And from the foreword by Theodore Roosevelt, the person who actually reads this book has to wonder how much of it Bristol herself read. It also appears to be a catch-all for grievances accumulated by her mother since the publication of Sarah Palin's ghost-written "Going Rogue."
"'Wow!' said my mom," pointing out that the "Dancing With the Stars" finals garnered more viewers than Keith Olbermann, whom Bristol says, "has seemed to disappear, and is more irrelevant than ever.Read more ›
Sorry about the single star -- Amazon won't let me rate it with negative stars.
This review refers to the Kindle edition -- which I deleted from my Kindle after reading.
nature and hope that she inspires others to just have fun and relax and have sex and babies....she is great!!!!!!!
She awoke in her tent, alone, with no memories of what had happened as Johnston "talked with his friends on the other side of the canvas." She had vowed to wait until marriage. And she had lied to her parents about where she was going.
So she basically calls her ex a rapist and then claims she has no memories of the event clearing her of any responsibility. I think this will be one of her mothers talking points if she goes to any of the 2012 debates. "Abortion is morally wrong and we never even considered it after my daughter was raped. God says every life is precious and Tripp is proof of that."
I hope she is sued for defamation of character.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This woman's entire bio says her claim to fame is she lives in Alaska and had her "rapist's" baby and was on Dancing with the Stars. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Ainne
Trashy tell-all book written for the purpose of defaming a teenage boy who happened to be involved with the wrong family, and to deflect criticism of a "Family Values"... Read morePublished 4 months ago by panther fan
Shouldn't the title be - not afraid of unprotected sex and pregnancy out of wedlock.Published 7 months ago by Mark Fwain
After all her clueless blaming of Levi, how does she explain getting pregnant AGAIN without the benefit of marriage.
This book was okay. In fact, it was pretty good and exceeded my expectations (I had extremely low expectations of a book from Bristol Palin that's why even though it exceeded my... Read morePublished 10 months ago by David Tian
Love your honesty and the lessons you shared. I sure many will receive help and encouragement. Way to go Bristol!Published 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
I like Bristol's honesty once she realized her mistakes. I would recommend this book to the many teenagers that think it will not happen to them. Read morePublished 14 months ago by HM Trottier