Sarah Palin calls Bristol's tell-all 'shocking', 'inspiring'
June 22nd, 2011
08:24 PM ET
3 years ago

Sarah Palin calls Bristol's tell-all 'shocking', 'inspiring'

(CNN) - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin had plenty to tweet about Wednesday regarding the book, "Not Afraid of Life: My Journey So Far," by her oldest daughter, Bristol Palin.

Palin praised the memoir, which released Tuesday, as "Shocking; Refreshing; Honest; INSPIRING! Perfect," and said it "gives insight into how media can drive false narrative."

In the book, Bristol writes about lying to her parents so she can go on a camping trip with friends–a night that ended with the teenager losing her virginity to her boyfriend, Levi Johnston, while getting drunk off wine coolers.

Later, Bristol walks readers through her unwanted pregnancy with Johnston, revealing details on their shaky relationship over the years.

Bristol also writes about her mother's political career and includes sections on the 2008 presidential race when Palin campaigned as Sen. John McCain's running mate.

Palin, author of books, herself, wrote on Twitter that her daughter's memoir was "Spot on!" and complimented Bristol for opening up about her private life: "She's courageous to write what she wrote, warning about decisions/consequences in encouraging way, esp for teens!"

The proud mom then posted a photo of the book.


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soundoff (145 Responses)
  1. sd in sg

    When will John McCain apologize to the American people for inflicting this woman and her family upon us?
    Why aren't the articles about the Palins in the "Entertainment" section instead of the political section? There is nothing political about them.
    Inquiring minds want to know!!!!!

    June 23, 2011 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  2. nagrom

    Defamation of character?? Levi take note. She is subtly accusing you of rape. Sounds like a lawsuit to me.

    June 23, 2011 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  3. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    @ Marie MD: You crack me up my friend! Everytime they dredge up a Stupid Sarah story you call it th way most people just think it!
    The really pitiful part is that you're right. Incredible how much free press if given to what can only be described as America's Most Infamous Trailer Trash Family. At a time when our nation thirsts for role models like our President and his wholesome, well-adjusted family, we choose instead to parade these people for the whole world to see and wrongly conclude that this is a typical American family.
    We try to laugh off the Palins to hide the embarrassment that they make us feel.
    No one in this country in their right mind can possibly think that the much paraded ghetto fabulous shenanigans of this family are worthy of adoration or emulation.
    Grow up America, you deserve to be respected not misrpresented by this bunch of backwoods yahoos.

    June 23, 2011 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  4. Stacey

    The Palins are disgusting! Can you imagine what the bird-brained quitter would say if this was one of Obama's daughters (I didn't mean to insult birds)? Palin would have dragged them through the mud. I'm just so glad that this disgusting fraud will never sit in the Oval Office. Never. Sarah and her whole family are trailer trash with trailer trash morals.

    June 23, 2011 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  5. KLK

    Bristol and Sarah = dumber and dumbererer.

    June 23, 2011 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  6. lauradet

    Was Palin "shocked" by Bristol's tell-all because she thought she was a saint? When in reality she is a bone-smoking slut.

    June 23, 2011 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  7. Lizzie

    How about this for a shocker? DON'T BUY THE BOOK! Why should we line this loser's pockets with more money!

    June 23, 2011 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  8. Carol

    Fact one: Bristol did not write the book.
    Bristol has always made her private life public. She reported to People regularly.
    I would be embarrassed to be caught reading this book and am sure it has nothing to do with your average teen in this country!

    June 23, 2011 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  9. Tony 14-0

    Looks like the MediaMatters bloggers are out in full force again against the Palins. George Soros is sure getting his money's worth from you guys. If Sarah is so stupid, so insignificant, so not a threat to Progressives, so disgusting -– why do you give her sooooooooo much of your attention.

    June 23, 2011 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  10. Christa

    Maybe if the media stopped paying attention to them, the Palins would go away. One can only hope.

    June 23, 2011 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  11. Mary

    So her stupid mother is just finding out she raised a Tramp?

    June 23, 2011 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  12. Jimmy

    Shocking=perfect?? Perfectly good for raising more money for the family coffers, I guess. Here is a 20-year old young woman who has done nothing - NOTHING! - and she has written an autobiography?? Oh, and her virginity was "stolen" from her?? I wonder where in her upbringing she might have gotten that victim mentality from?! And this family is all about high moral values and abstinence, and this young woman was on birth control? Of of course, those were prescribed to treat cramps. Could a family be more of a joke??

    June 23, 2011 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  13. Kwesoe

    Listening to the Palins' lies makes me think about the truth.

    June 23, 2011 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  14. Lolo

    @ Dean. It is definitely not envy. They are an embarassment to the whole world. It is fear because dummies like you believe the crap that this crazy woman and her family are spewing out of their mouths. You must not have any children or a fmily for that matter, because if you did you would denounce their nonsense also.

    June 23, 2011 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  15. NATHAN WIMBERLY

    Who cares? Run Snookie Palin run!

    June 23, 2011 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  16. Carol

    Who cares about Bristol's virginity and bad teenage behavior? Not me and I won't be buying the book. Sarah is a pro at 'driving false narrative'. She's disgusting.

    June 23, 2011 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  17. failin Palin

    ... check out the leather clad dominatrix... no wonder her kids are damaged.

    June 23, 2011 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  18. Sal

    Republican values, what a joke! I think they are more immoral than the rest of the population! Republican values, what a joke! 

    June 23, 2011 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  19. They ought to change from the elephant to the hippo...

    What else would you expect from the sow grizzly marketing department? You wouldn't really expect her "morals" to trump money now, would you?

    June 23, 2011 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  20. indydave

    "Perfect!"?!?! The precise, specific reason SP loves this book is because it shows her daughter is becoming a histrionic attention-wh0r3, just like grizzly-mama. They claim to hate the media, but they USE the media to generate income from their otherwise non-producing, non-self-examined lives. They are crass and useless, and the country as a whole will be better when they just go back to living their private lives and KEEPING THEM PRIVATE, rather than flashing the intimate, embarrassing details around.

    June 23, 2011 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  21. hwy911

    Setting aside the fact that no 20-year-old needs to write her "memoirs" – the more important question is why? What has this child done, besides get pregnant at an inconvenient time for her mother, then ride that pregnancy for all its worth? From the blurbs I've read – and that's all I WILL ever read – she: 1) totally blames the boy for her predicament (takes two to tango, honey – didn't your mama teach you that?); 2) disses the McCains, who made ALL of the unwarranted attention your family receives possible; 3) poses as the innocent angel that we all know she is not. Sad that her role model, dear old mom, has raised such a leach.

    June 23, 2011 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  22. Daniel

    Not Afraid of my Life: My Journey So Far: Can't Decide on a Title by Briston Palin('s ghostwriter)

    June 23, 2011 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  23. Palin Power

    Behold our next President and 1st daughter. This country needs the Palin Family in the White House for 8 years!

    June 23, 2011 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  24. MiddleOfTheRoad

    it's going to be so embarrassing for Fox "News" when they have to back away from this twit and her family. All the fringe right wing whack jobs are going to have a hard time explaining what the ever saw in Palin. Can't wait for the spin.

    June 23, 2011 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  25. Barney

    After going through all these comments looking for at least one positive comment; I am shocked that there is so much animosity out there. What is so much different than the typical young girl geting pregnant these days. Come on, it is so usual that in most cases; it isn't even considered to be unusual. And why is the Mother being blamed for standing by her daughter? Wouldn't a good parent support their daughter even after she got pregnant?
    Sounds to me like this is a concerted effort by politically minded people to make it look like the crime of the century. It is not!! What it is, is a decline in our moral values thoughout our society. Who amongst y'all are perfect ?

    June 23, 2011 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
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