When I share a personal story, it tends to be with my family and closest friends. I don’t quite consider myself an open book, but I do follow my mother’s golden rule: “Honesty is the best policy.” That’s not to say I’m an overly secretive person, but I just feel that some personal stories and secrets should remain as such. However, the same cannot be said for Bristol Palin.
The former Dancing with the Stars contestant and daughter of politician (and media personality) Sarah Palin is set to tell-all in her upcoming memoir, Not Afraid of Life: My Journey So Far. The soon-to-be published tale of this barely legal starlet dishes on everything, from her parents to her former (and turbulent) relationship with baby daddy Levi Johnston.
For instance, the brunette beauty reveals that she lost her virginity to Johnston while drunk on a camping trip when she was still a teenager. Palin recalls that the following day, not only did she have no recollection of the tryst from the night before, but that Johnston “talked with his friends on the other side of the canvas,” ultimately leaving Bristol by herself.
Though Levi may have the same likability as Kate or Jon Gosselin, his d-bag antics only got worse. The younger Palin admits that Johnston had cheated on her “as frequently as he sharpened his hockey skates,” in addition to “spreading false accusations against against our family.”
Despite many chapters of Bristol’s life belong to her “romance” with Levi, others belong to her notorious family, including the 2008 Presidential Election, which ultimately made Palin a household name. As Bristol recalls, the day that her mother was announced as Senator John McCain’s running mate in the election, the elder Palin “surprised” the family with a trip to Dayton, Ohio where McCain made it official.
Although Bristol’s book seems to be a real page turner, as her life surely has more drama than any soap opera or reality show, I’m still on the fence if I’m going to sink into this summer read or leave it on the shelf.
Not Afraid of Life hits stores this week.Tags: Bristol Palin, Dancing with the Stars, John McCain, Jon Gosselin, Kate Gosselin, Levi Johnston, Sarah Palin