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Not Afraid of Life: My Journey So Far Hardcover – June 21, 2011
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Bristol Palin lived the life of an average American teen. She loved being outdoors, spending time with family and friends, and focusing on schoolwork and sports. But when her mother became the Republican vice presidential candidate in 2008, Bristol’s world would change forever. She was instantly propelled into the national spotlight, becoming the focus of intense public and national media scrutiny at the age of seventeen.
In the pages of this personal memoir, Bristol opens up for the first time ever, taking readers behind the scenes of her life, 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 the baby’s father crumbled publicly—not once, but twice. Through all of these ups and downs, Bristol learned how to face her challenges head-on with courage and grace, traits she put to good use as a contestant and finalist on Dancing with the Stars.
In Not Afraid of Life, Bristol speaks candidly of her aspirations and of 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.
About the Author
Bristol Palin appeared on ABC-TV’s Dancing with the Stars, where she reached the finals and ultimately placed third. She frequently speaks in front of groups across the country, where she focuses on inspirational and pro-life topics.
Nancy French is the author of Home and Away: A Story of Family in a Time of War and Red State of Mind: How a Catfish Queen Reject Became a Liberty Belle. She is also the editor of SixSeeds.tv, a pop culture-focused magazine for parents, and lives in Tennessee with her husband and three children.
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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 ›
Just another attempt by Alaska's First Family of Grifters to grab more money from the dingbats who think the Palin's have something important to say.
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.
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 10 months ago by Ainne
so cool that she is not afraid to show that she is a fun girl who doesn't mind having fun sex with anyone. Read morePublished 11 months ago by nature boy
Shouldn't the title be - not afraid of unprotected sex and pregnancy out of wedlock.Published 13 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 15 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 18 months ago by Amazon Customer