Saturday, June 18, 2011

Bristol Palin's book due next week

Aren't all autobiographies self-serving?

According to US Magazine, Bristol Palin has revealed the circumstances of her child's conception:
When Bristol Palin lost her virginity, it wasn't the romantic experience she had envisioned.

In her new autobiography, Not Afraid of Life: My Journey So Far, the 20-year-old single mom reveals that, while drunk for the very first time, she lost her virginity to Levi Johnston during a camping trip.

Palin says she woke up alone in her tent, with no recollection as to what happened. Johnston, meanwhile, "talked with his friends on the other side of the canvas."

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When she confronted him about their sexual encounter, Johnston, now 21, told Palin what she wanted to hear: they wouldn't have sex again until they were married.

But, Palin writes, they became intimate again shortly after. When she learned she was pregnant in 2008, Palin was on birth control pills prescribed to treat her cramps; it took eight home pregnancy tests to convince her that she was expecting. ...

This revelation makes the book interesting. It will be worth reading to find out whether any context is provided which would motivate the inclusion of this information.

The AP article linked-to by US Magazine looked a little bogus -- The Ponca City News: Our AP Features -- but I did find what looks like a more genuine AP article, "Bristol Palin calls her ex 'the gnat' in new book."

Personally, I don't think Bristol Palin should do penance for becoming pregnant, and I don't fault her for seizing the opportunities that have come her way.

Update: The New York Post has another story, "Levi? Puke! Bristol Palin reveals the joy of teen love." That story differs from the AP story in some ways. Perhaps what the AP reported isn't a story of conception, but rather her story of the loss of her virginity. It's not something that can be clarified without reading the book.


Anonymous said...

Who cares about the book? All the Palin books are a bunch of trash.

dianedp said...

He said, she said.
And the loser is their son, who will get a chance to read this crap when he is older.
What a sad,sad excuse to make money. Does she honestly believe that people care about how she lost her virginity?
Neither of them is parent of the year.

WakeUpAmerica said...

Who gives a rat's hiney about her shallow book of lies?

I fault her greatly for the opportunities she has seized that have come her way. Most of those opportunities were available because she was pimping out her son for pictures. I wonder how much of that money is being saved for him? Have you thought about how horrid this will be when Tripp grows up and reads these things? I can't believe you're promoting her "memoir" (score settling novel of lies).

Anonymous said...

Bristol calls Levi a gnat in her book.
I wonder what that makes her, she slept with him, repeatedly.referful

Anonymous said...

Ditto with all of the above. How embarassing not only for her son but for her. Does she think the story of her first sexual encounter is the slightest bit interesting. She seems to be saying everyone else has a wonderful time the first time and look at what she was cheated out of. I imagine her story is quite similar to most people. Maybe she shouldn't have gotten drunk. This girl is not only not taking penance but she is getting tremendous benefits from Levi's sperm. She is as disgusting as her mother. I can't imagine who would waste a dime on this insignificant nonsense and attempted attack on Levi's character. I for sure now will buy Levi's book.