Monday, November 7, 2011

Giveaway: Book written by Sarah Palin's daughter's ex

In honor of Election Day tomorrow, I'm giving away a book that has some political timeliness. Sort of.

Sarah Palin's daughter's daughter's babydaddy (never thought I'd have a chance to use that term in a blog, but here you go), Levi Johnston, has penned "Deer in the Headlights: My Life in Sarah Palin's Crosshairs" (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, Sept. 2011, $25, 289 pp.).

The 21-year-old Johnston has added "writer" to his list of roles, which include father, hunter, hockey player and Playgirl model, 2009 (click here to see some not-quite-nude photos as published by Huffington Post). The book contains such revelations as, according to Johnston, Bristol Palin became pregnant on purpos, to get back at her mom. That allegation is referenced in this September Time interview.

Click here to read a Sept. 2011 Huffington Post Q&A w/ Johnston.

Below is the "Deer in the Headlinghts" description from Simon & Schuster:
Best known as Bristol Palin's baby daddy and Sarah Palin's favorite whipping boy, Levi Johnston sets out to clear his name and — with any luck — end his run as Alaska's most hated man.

Promising hockey player and Governor Palin's almost son-in-law, Levi Johnston was 18 when Palin became the vice presidential nominee. His unique place as Bristol's live-in boyfriend provided him a true insider's view of what was going on behind closed doors. And how Sarah's public views were often at odds with her home values. It makes it all the more curious that Sarah eventually turned her anger directly on Levi, after losing her ticket to the White House.

After being bullied, lied about, and outspent in the courts when he attempted to bond with his new son, Tripp, Levi Johnston now is ready to set the record straight.

Deer in the Headlights is a poignant, at times very funny, and fascinating tale of a boy thrust into the media spotlight and now figuring out how to be an adult and a dad. Johnston, ever honest, had a unique window into Palintology at a critical time; he sat in the family's living room and paid attention. Not bitter and never petty, Levi shares his story.

About the author:  
 Levi Johnston, 21, has worked as an electrician's apprentice and roustabout in Port Valdez and on Alaska's North Slope. After his appearance as an honorary Palin family member at the 2008 Republican National Convention, Johnston modeled for Playgirl and was profiled in GQ, Vanity Fair, and New York Magazine and a guest on Today, The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, and Larry King Live. He is the father of a young son, Tripp, and lives in his hometown of Wasilla.

Would you like to experience this book firsthand? Email me at with your mailing address or comment on this blog post with your address and you may just win the copy given to me by Touchstone/Simon & Schuster.

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