Bristol Palin will publish a book

Bristol Palin will write about "her life, her world, and the things that matter most" in a 2011 book called "Not Afraid of Life."

Among other topics she will discuss in her book, Bristol Palin will tell readers 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."

Bristol Palin, the oldest daughter of Sarah Palin, will write about her life in "Not Afraid of Life," a book scheduled for release this summer. According to a press release from her publisher, William Morrow, the single mother and "Dancing with the Stars" celebrity will share with readers "intimate behind-the-scenes look at her life for the first time."

The 20-year-old Palin will write about everything "from growing up in Alaska to coming of age amid the media and political frenzy surrounding her mother’s political rise" to "becoming a single mother while still a teenager to coping as her relationship with her baby’s father crumbled publicly – not once, but twice."

Palin will also write about "her aspirations for the future and the deep religious faith that gives her strength and inspiration."

Marjorie Kehe is the Monitor's book editor.

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