ABC News’ Sheila Marikar (@SheilaYM) reports:
Now that the world knows how Bristol Palin lost her virginity, what else will her upcoming memoir reveal?
Over the weekend, the Associated Press reported that in “Not Afraid of Life: My Journey So Far,” the 20-year-old daughter of former Alaska governor/potential presidential candidate Sarah Palin writes about being drunk on wine coolers the night she lost her virginity to her high school boyfriend, Levi Johnston .
They were on a camping trip and she awoke in her tent alone, with no memories of what happened, while Johnston "talked with his friends on the other side of the canvas." Palin had vowed to wait until marriage to have sex, and when she confronted Johnston about the encounter, he said they would refrain from the act until after saying their vows.
But, Palin writes, they soon became intimate again and she got pregnant with their now 2-year-old son Tripp shortly after. She writes that she was taking birth control pills at the time to treat menstrual cramps; she went through eight home pregnancy tests before she was convinced of the positive results
Palin refers to Johnston as a “gnat” and claims he “cheated on me about as frequently as he sharpened his hockey skates." She writes that while her parents accepted her pregnancy, he wasn’t so supportive, saying the child “Better be a [expletive] boy.”
“Not Afraid of Life” isn’t all about Palin’s relationship with the 21-year-old Playgirl model. A press release for the book promises details about the “drama inside the McCain-Palin presidential campaign,” the event that thrust the Palin family into the national spotlight.
Palin’s due on ABC News’ “Good Morning America” this Friday, June 24, the same day her book goes on sale.
Meanwhile, Johnston will tell his side of the story in his own memoir, “Deer in the Headlights: My Life in Sarah Palin's Crosshairs,” out this fall.