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In January 2011, Palin was invited to speak by Washington University in St.
Louis as the Keynote Speaker for 'Abstinence in College' at Sexual Responsibility Week.
On the final show of the season, Palin and Ballas finished in third place.
In June 2011, Palin's memoir, Not Afraid of Life: My Journey So Far, co-authored by Nancy French, was released.
In the book, Palin candidly discusses aspects of her personal life, including tensions with the Mc Cain family and losing her virginity.
The book received mixed reviews from critics and readers.
In May 2009, on Good Morning America, Palin said, "Regardless of what I did personally, abstinence is the only 100% foolproof way you can prevent pregnancy." In an interview on Good Morning America in April 2010, she said that " 'Pause Before You Play' [a campaign of Candie's] hits a wider range of message, it can mean pause and go get a condom, it can be pause and think about your life, or it could be pause and wait until marriage." Her role as a spokesperson drew some public criticism.
Bonnie Fuller, former editor-in-chief of YM, questioned whether the net effect of Palin's public speaking had glamorized rather than discouraged teen pregnancy, noting that the "picture perfect" imagery of a People magazine spread seemed to make her "the poster girl for teen momhood". Birth control needs to be used effectively each and every single time if you're gonna be having sex. I'm not advocating [abstinence] for everyone else." On July 13, 2011, Palin had an interview with Christianity Today in which she reaffirmed her stance on abstinence.