Shailey Tripp is one classy lady.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Shailey Tripp's Three Goals for Boys Will Be Boys
Shailey Tripp is one classy lady.
Shay is kind, honest, and humble.
Shailey Tripp –the former prostitute – honest?
I can say without hesitiation, this is one amazing woman and a fine human being. I know this because we’ve been corresponding often. With a purpose. In January, Shailey Tripp asked if I could and would help edit her book. She was honest and humble and right up front about the fact that she couldn't pay for my time or my work. I didn’t blink, I jumped in.
Of course I promised to keep anything I learned out of my blog and confidential until it was released in print format. I kept that promise. I’m not going to give details now, either. But I will say, this isn’t just a story, it's a set of documents and a list of names. There are police documents. There are letters to and from Shailey’s attorney and other parties. There are names of wealthy, successful businessmen who work in Alaska. Men who hold positions of power in companies that employ over 1,000 people, people who might be surprised to see these names.
There are emails that establish a long relationship, part personal, part business. There is one email that is dated during Bristol and Sarah’s October, 2007 visit to New York City – that was when Bristol was at an MTV taping and some of us think she looked big around the belly. Interesting to me because we know where Sarah was at this specific time, and Todd’s doing his “thing” getting in touch with Shailey and he happens to mention things are “tense at home.” You know, I always thought Bristol got added to that trip to New York because her parents had finally noticed that girl was pregnant and she and her mom needed to get away and make plans. Now, Shailey wasn’t tuned in to any Babygate stuff, and she doesn’t comment or point out any connections like I just did here, but I’m going to tell you, that wasn’t the only time I read something that made me go hmmmm.
There will be time for informed discussions of such revelations after people have read the book.
On some sites people are letting Shailey know that they prefer electronic books. Electronic is very popular.
I have to say, though, that traditional publishing makes the book available to everyone -nothing prevents a Kindle owner from reading a print version – while the opposite is not true. Here’s a bigger point, however. Shailey Tripp wants us to buy and read her book for three reasons. One, of course, is to get her story out. Two, she needs the money. And three, equally as important according the Shay (it's in the introduction), she hopes her own book falls into the hands of people who are leading the life of a prostitute and need to see there is a way out.
Think about that third one. If they are as desperate and broke as Shailey was being the sole supporter for her family (she has two disabled children) those people aren’t going to have an e-reader. They won’t have the $22 for the book, either. But if you order a print copy of Boys Will Be Boys, read it, and donate it to a homeless shelter, a library, or a women’s center, you will not only be helping Ms. Tripp and her children, you may be the unseen angel in the life of some other single mom being prostituted for profit by a man like Todd Palin.
Here’s where you can purchase Boys Will Be Boys by Shailey Tripp.