There was a flurry of reaction when, last month, somebody noticed an untitled Bristol Palin book listed on Amazon.com.
And today comes the official news: HarperCollins’s William Morrow imprint will publish Palin’s memoir “Not Afraid of Life.”
The tome will reportedly include Bristol’s take on her mother’s vice-presidential run, her experience getting pregnant as a teenager and her life as a single mum.
Yes — it’s easy to bemoan this as another sign of the cultural apocalypse (Snooki being one of the other horsemen). And Palin will have to tread carefully while writing the pregnancy chapters — thanks to shows like MTV’s “16 and Pregnant,” public emotion over glamorizing teen pregnancy is running high.
But hold on to your judgment for just one second, and consider this: doesn’t it seem entirely possible that Bristol’s book will be much more interesting and revelatory than “Going Rogue,” her mother’s book?
Think about it — in matters both political and personal, Bristol has broken with Sarah’s party lines numerous times. And she proved on “Dancing With the Stars” that she’s generally uninterested in political correctness and schmoozing.
Dare we say it — “Not Afraid Of Life” may turn out to be the first honest account of what life was like inside the 2008 campaign — and what it is like inside the Palin family.
No pressure, Bristol.
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