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Bristol Palin Memoir Trashes Levi Johnston & Meghan McCain

Bristol Palin dishes about Levi Johnston and Meghan McCain in her new memoir, Not Afraid of Life: My Journey So Far (out today from William Morrow).

In the book, the teenage mother, abstinence advocate and Dancing with the Stars star tells the woeful story of how she lost her virginity. Gawker has more: “she lost her virginity on a camping trip while drunk on wine coolers … Apparently she woke up unable to remember the event, and was reminded only by hearing her then-boyfriend Levi Johnston bragging about it to his friends on the phone.”

Palin also complained about meeting the McCains. ABC.com has more: “Palin writes that the first time she met the 26-year-old daughter of Sen. John McCain, she ‘ignored us during the entire visit’ … Palin adds that she ‘had a sneaking suspicion I might need to watch my back.’ ‘Every time we saw Meghan, she seemed to be constantly checking us out, comparing my family to hers and complaining.’”

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Bristol Palin To Star in Reality TV Series

Author and reality television star Bristol Palin will have her own show on the Bio Channel this fall–documenting her “move from Alaska to Los Angeles with her son, Tripp, to work at a small charity in need.”

Bristol (pictured, via), the daughter of political celebrity Sarah Palin, recently landed a book deal with HarperCollins imprint William Morrow for her memoir, Not Afraid of Life.  Bristol’s old boyfriend, Levi Johnston, has his own book scheduled for the fall.

Here’s more from the release: ” While on [Dancing with the Stars] Bristol became extremely close with fellow contestant, actor Kyle Massey. Since the show, Bristol, Kyle, and Kyle’s brother, actor Christopher Massey, have become best friends; so much so, that since Bristol and Tripp have to move to Los Angeles for her new job, she decides to move in with the Massey brothers who are also about to realize how much their lives are about to change.” (Via The Huffington Post)

Levi Johnston Lands Book Deal

Levi Johnston, the man catapulted into the public spotlight after he fathered a child with Bristol Palin, has inked a book deal with Simon & Schuster’s Touchstone imprint. Deer in the Headlights: My Life in Sarah Palin’s Crosshairs will be published this fall.

Sterling Lord Literistic agent Robert Guinsler negotiated the deal with senior editor Matthew Benjamin. Touchstone publisher Stacy Creamer called it “a sweet and funny book with a touch of irony.”

Johnston had this statement in the release: “I want to tell the truth about my close relationship with the Palins… my sense of Sarah, and my perplexing fall from grace–how I feel and what I’ve learned. I’m doing this for me, for my boy Tripp and for the country.”

Bristol Palin Book Deal Confirmed by William Morrow

Bristol Palin has landed a book deal with HarperCollins imprint William Morrow for her memoir, Not Afraid of Life. Publication is set for this summer.

The book by Palin (pictured, via) had been rumored for weeks, and the official release calls it an “intimate behind-the-scenes look at her life.” On February 7th, the book was briefly listed on Amazon and then removed.

Check it out: “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. 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.  She speaks candidly of her aspirations for the future and the deep religious faith that gives her strength and inspiration. Plainspoken and disarmingly down to earth, Bristol offers new insight and understanding of who she is and what she values most.”

Dancing with the Stars: Sign Our Author Petitions

Tonight Bristol Palin faces off against a Dirty Dancing star Jennifer Grey and a Disney Channel celebrity Kyle Massey in the 2010 finale of Dancing with the Stars. All three are pictured, via the official site.

UPDATE: Grey has won the dance competition and Palin placed third. To celebrate, we will give you until Sunday to sign our online petitions to put authors on Dancing with the Stars–together, Claire Cook and Kathy L. Patrick have collected hundreds of signatures. We will be printing and delivering the petitions next week.

Here’s more about the finalists: “After nine weeks of live performances, harsh critiques, one team dance, one solo, hours and hours of practice, pain, stress, nerves and exhaustion, we are down to the final three dancers: Team Ballin’ – Bristol Palin & Mark Ballas Team Baby Derek – Jennifer Grey & Derek Hough Team Schmurgles – Kyle Massey & Lacey Schwimmer.”