03/01/2011 AT 03:15 PM EST
At the tender age of 20, Bristol Palin already has an abundance of accomplishments under her belt: Actress
and reality star
Now she can add author to that list.
Palin is writing her memoir, and it's set for a summer release, reports The New York Times
Not Afraid of Life
will offer "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 Tuesday.
Expect details from her time as a contestant on Dancing with the Stars
, on which Palin was a runner up during season 11. The book will reveal the "grueling practices and the criticisms she endured," the Times
In addition to her writing duties, Palin also tours the country for speaking engagements. She lives in Maricopa, Ariz., with her 2-year-old son, Tripp, and has recently been dating
a 20-year-old Alaska pipeline worker.
Her book will be published by HarperCollins, which also released her mother Sarah Palin's books, Going Rogue
and America By Heart
, and will have an as-yet-unnamed co-writer.
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