Opinion: Levi Johnston to release a tell-all book about Sarah Palin’s family

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Levi Johnston, the 20-year-old father of Sarah Palin’s grandson, announced Monday that he is writing a tell-all book about the controversial Alaska family.

Johnston, who fathered a baby boy with Palin’s oldest daughter, Bristol, while the couple were high school sweethearts, says he wrote the book ‘for me, for my boy Tripp and for the country.’

‘Deer in the Headlights: My Life in Sarah Palin’s Crosshairs,’ is being billed as a coming-of-age story and is due out in the fall.


‘I want to tell the truth about my close relationship with the Palins, my sense of Sarah and my perplexing fall from grace -- how I feel and what I’ve learned,’ Johnston said in a statement released by his publisher, Touchstone Publishing.

‘Levi is going to talk about everybody, including Sarah Palin, and the rest of the family -- Bristol too,” Johnston’s manager, Tank Johnson, told RadarOnline. ‘The book will have good stuff. He isn’t leaving anything out.’

Nothing will be left out? Remember, Johnston recently posed nude for Playgirl. Regardless, the publisher even promises that it will be funny.

‘This is a sweet and funny book with a touch of irony; a fascinating tale of a misunderstood boy figuring out how to be a man and a father after being thrust into the spotlight and subsequent media circus at a very young and vulnerable age,’ Stacy Creamer, Touchstone vice president and publisher, said in a statement. ‘Levi has seen the Palin family up close and personal and is ready to tell his story.’

[Correction: A previous version of this post said that Bristol Palin iss Sarah’s second-oldest daughter, in fact she is the governor’s second-oldest child.]


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