Bristol Palin, the single mom and reality TV star whose mother is toying with a run for the White House, will sign copies of her memoir at the Mall of America, officials from the Bloomington shopping center said Monday.
Palin, 20, will appear from 6 to 8 p.m. June 29 at the mall's rotunda, bringing her back to the Twin Cites, where her family burst onto the national scene when her mother, Sarah Palin, accepted the No. 2 spot on the Republican Party's presidential ticket during the 2008 national convention in St. Paul.
Bristol Palin's book, "Not Afraid of Life: My Journey So Far," co-written with Nancy French, is scheduled for publication by William Morrow this week.
In her memoir, the daughter of the former Alaska governor recounts the media frenzy surrounding her mother's political ascension, her getting pregnant as a teenager and the public unfolding of her crumbling relationship with Levi Johnston, the baby's father.
Bristol Palin appeared on ABC-TV's Dancing with the Stars this year, when she reached the finals and placed third. She also speaks frequently to groups across the country against teen pregnancy.
In an account of the book by the Associated Press, the younger Palin keeps much of the focus on her relationship with Johnston, including how she lost her virginity to him on a camping trip after getting drunk for the first time on wine coolers.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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