Bristol Explains How She Lost Her Virginity
...and other revelations from her new memoir, 'Not Afraid of My Life'
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 18, 2011 11:05 AM CDT
A 2008 file photo of Levi Johnston and Bristol Palin.   (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

(Newser) – Bristol Palin's memoir (Not Afraid of Life: My Journey So Far) is out next week, and one lucky AP writer got the assignment to score an early copy. And so we learn:

  • She doesn't remember much about the night she lost her virginity to Levi Johnston because she was drunk, for the first time, on wine coolers. They were camping, and she woke in the tent alone as Levi talked to friends outside. She had wanted to wait until marriage.
  • She calls him a "gnat" who "cheated on me about as frequently as he sharpened his hockey skates" and constantly spread lies about the Palin family.

  • Bristol, now 20, says her parents were supportive on hearing the news of her pregnancy. Levi's reaction: "Better be a (bleeping) boy."
  • Her self-description: "Just a normal girl who couldn't hide her problems and learned a few lessons along the way."
Levi will get the last word—his memoir is due in the fall.

View 1 more image
More From Newser
My Take on This Story
To report an error on this story,
notify our editors.
Bristol Palin Memoir: Calls Levi Johnston a Lying Gnat in Not Afraid of My Life is...
Show results without voting
You Might Like
Showing 3 of 62 comments
Jun 20, 2011 2:47 PM CDT
The way she describes it-it's a rape in most jurisdictions.
Jun 19, 2011 4:35 PM CDT
Wait.... did it involve a penis?
Jun 19, 2011 7:21 AM CDT
I had three kids by the time I was 20 and all I got was a lousy tee-shirt. And we care about Bristol's story enough to read a whole book about it, why?