Opinion: Levi Johnston dubbed ‘the gnat’ by Bristol Palin in her memoir


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Levi Johnston is referred to as ‘the gnat’ in Bristol Palin’s new memoir ‘Not Afraid of Life: My Journey So Far.’

The 20-year-old single mother and the eldest daughter of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, will see the book, published by William Morrow, hit the shelves on Friday.

In the autobiography, co-written by Nancy French, Bristol describes losing her virginity to Johnston. According to the anti-teen pregnancy advocate, she and her on-again-off-again boyfriend first made love in a tent after a night of drinking too many wine coolers.


The Associated Press, which was able to purchase the tome earlier this month, reports that Bristol wrote that she woke up in the tent not knowing what had happened until she overheard Johnston bragging ‘with his friends on the other side of the canvas.’

Bristol, a former ‘Dancing With the Stars’ contestant, refers to her son Tripp’s father as “the gnat named Levi Johnston [who was] constantly spreading false accusations against our family.” She also calls Johnston, who has a book of his own coming out soon, a bad boyfriend ‘who cheated on me about as frequently as he sharpened his hockey skates.’

“Better be a (bleeping) boy,” Bristol says Johnston said when she told him he was pregnant with Tripp.


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-- Tony Pierce