Bristol Palin, daughter of 2008 Republican vice-presidential candidate and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, is releasing her book, Not Afraid of Life: My Journey So Far, on June 24. But the memoir of the 20-year-old reads more like a burn book of her enemies than words of wisdom for the women of her generation. Here’s a sneak peak at the people this Alaskan darling is freezing out.
Cindy McCain: When Palin met the wife of her mother’s running mate, she felt snubbed by her glamour. She writes of her first impression of the McCain family: “I’d never seen people with so much Louis Vuitton luggage, so many cell phones and so many constant helpers to do hair and makeup.” Adding that Mrs. McCain “looked like a queen” and held “herself like royalty.”
Meghan McCain: The McCain and Palin daughters met before McCain-Palin became a ticket. Meghan McCain, then 26, apparently “ignored us during the entire visit,” according to Palin’s memoir. “I had a sneaking suspicion I might need to watch my back.”
Mark Ballas: Although she looked thrilled to be sharing the stage with her ballroom-dancing partner during Dancing with the Stars in 2010, Palin recalls the experience with embarrassment. “I noticed some of the contestants rolled their eyes when they realized we’d survived to dance another day.”
Levi Johnston: Palin saves most of her ire for her son’s father, who she calls a “gnat.” Johnston and Palin were high school sweethearts when she became pregnant, despite their vows of abstinence. Palin claims that Johnston was not supportive and “cheated on me about as frequently as he sharpened his hockey skates.”