NEW YORK — 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.

Palin, a 20-year-old single mother and the daughter of former Alaska Republican Gov. Sarah Palin, tells a story of “deception and disappointment” in the book, “Not Afraid of Life: My Journey So Far.”

The memoir, co-written with Nancy French, is scheduled for publication by William Morrow this week. The Associated Press purchased a copy Friday.

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.

She blasts him as “the gnat … constantly spreading false accusations against our family” and calls him a self-involved slacker “who cheated on me about as frequently as he sharpened his hockey skates.”

But Palin, self-described as a good girl and straight-A student, had been drawn to him and his bad-boy manner from the time they met in seventh grade.

When she confronted him about their sexual encounter, he said what she wanted to hear: They wouldn’t do it again until they were married.

It didn’t work out that way.

Johnston’s reaction to he pregnancy: “Better be a (bleeping) boy.”

Duo doing cancer awareness show

ATLANTA – Eddie Montgomery of the country duo Montgomery Gentry thought he was only getting a sore hip checked out when his doctor spotted a “shadow” on his X-ray. It turned out to be prostate cancer.

The singer was diagnosed in November, a time he describes as one of the most frightening of his life. But he was able to have the tumor surgically removed.

“When you hear the ‘C’ word, you don’t believe it,” said Montgomery, who is a father of three. “I’m glad I got tested early enough before it was too late.”

Now as a cancer survivor, the 47-year-old Montgomery and partner Troy Gentry want to bring awareness to the disease through a free concert. The concert is after the Atlanta Braves-Texas Rangers game today in support of Major League Baseball’s contest, “My Dad, My MVP.”

Prostate cancer survivors who registered through the Braves’ website are able to attend the game for free. As part of Father’s Day, the platinum-selling group will take part in an on-field ceremony for the “My Dad, My MVP” winner.

Obama, Boehner tee off

WASHINGTON – President Obama was proud and House Speaker John Boehner was exhilarated.

No, this wasn’t a celebration of some big White House-Congress deal on the national debt. Just a couple of weekend golfers hitting the links on a sunny Saturday.

Obama brought Boehner, R-Ohio, to his home course at Joint Base Andrews for their much anticipated round, the first time the political rivals have played golf together.

The four-hour outing came amid heightened tensions between the White House and Capitol Hill over deficit reduction negotiations and U.S. military’s involvement in Libya. Still, aides said the time on the course was more about stroking putts than striking deals. But it couldn’t hurt.

— From news service reports