Bristol Palin memoir, ‘Not Afraid of Life’ to be released this summer

Laura Donovan Contributor
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“Dancing With the Stars” finalist Bristol Palin has teamed up with William Morrow to publish a memoir, “Not Afraid of Life,” which is set to hit bookshelves this summer, reports the Associated Press.

Morrow, a branch of HarperCollins, announced Tuesday that Palin’s book will provide “an inside look at her life.”

The daughter of former Alaska gov. Sarah Palin, Bristol has been the subject of strong criticism for being an unwed young mother.

“Plainspoken and disarmingly down to earth, Bristol offers new insight and understanding of who she is and what she values most,” Morrow announced.

Last month, Amazon briefly listed “Untitled Bristol Palin Memoir” as a sale item. A HarperCollins representative confirmed to The Daily Caller that the company would be publishing Palin’s memoir, but many speculated it was just a rumor.

Palin’s memoir will give readers a glimpse into her Alaska upbringing, contain accounts of her mother’s political rise and reflect her experiences as a teen parent, according to Morrow.

“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,” Morrow announced.

“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,” Morrow announced. “She speaks candidly of her aspirations for the future and the deep religious faith that gives her strength and inspiration.”