NOTES from the UNDERGROUND No. 211 | March 8, 2011
THE WRITING LIFE: Chapter 365:
“The Death Throes of American Literature” or
“Mama, Don’t Let Your Son/Daughter Grow Up to Become Writers in America”
Life After Dancing: Book from Bristol Palin
The New York Times, March 2, 2011
The rumors were true: Bristol Palin…is writing a book. NOT AFRAID OF LIFE.
It will be released this summer by Harper-Collins, the publisher of Sarah Pailin’s books, GOING ROGUE and AMERICA BY HEART. Bristol Palin’s book will be “an inside look at her life, her world and the things that matter most, including her family and the faith that keeps her centered,” the publisher said in a statement on Tuesday. She will write about her appearance on “Dancing with the Stars,” including the grueling practices and the criticisms she endured, her aspirations and her religious faith. The book, which will have a co-writer who was not identified will be published by William Morrow, an imprint of Harper Collins. Ms. Palin, 20, spends time touring the country speaking to groups and recently bought a house in Maricopa, AZ, south of Phoenix.
[Editor’s Note: Can’t wait to see NOT AFRAID OF LIFE (at age 20) top The New York Times’ bestseller list, #1—probably before it’s available in bookstores. Way to go, girl! Be sure to say thanks to what’s-her-name. And God, of course. Keep the faith.] —Norbert Blei