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Sarah Palin: Bristol Palin's Book Is 'Shocking, Refreshing'

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First Posted: 06/22/11 08:39 PM ET Updated: 08/22/11 06:12 AM ET

Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin took to Twitter on Wednesday to share her reaction to her daughter's new memoir Not Afraid of Life: My Journey So Far.

"Bristol's new book 'Not Afraid of Life' is shocking, refreshing, honest, inspiring, and perfect," she wrote. In two separate tweets she sent earlier, Palin said that the text "gives insight into how media can drive false narrative" and lauded her daughter as "courageous" for her work.

The AP relays details from 20-year-old Bristol Palin's book:

Bristol Palin writes in her new book of losing her virginity to boyfriend Levi Johnston on a camping trip after getting drunk for the first time on too many wine coolers.

She awoke in her tent, alone, with no memories of what had happened as Johnston "talked with his friends on the other side of the canvas." She had vowed to wait until marriage. And she had lied to her parents about where she was going.
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Palin's book covers growing up with her family, which she portrays affectionately, and the excitement of her mother's political life as governor and then, in 2008, as the GOP vice presidential candidate. But the main theme is her on-and-off-again relationship with Johnston, with whom she had a child and was briefly engaged while caught in a media spotlight.

A report released earlier this week by ABC News highlighted harsh words the younger Palin writes on the wife and daughter of her mother's 2008 running mate, then-presidential candidate John McCain, in her memoir.

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