Deer in the Headlights: My Life in Sarah Palin's Crosshairs

Deer in the Headlights: My Life in Sarah Palin's Crosshairs

by Levi Johnston
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Deer in the Headlights: My Life in Sarah Palin's Crosshairs by Levi Johnston

Now in paperback, Levi Johnston—best known as Bristol Palin’s baby daddy and Sarah Palin’s favorite whipping boy—sets out to clear his name and, with any luck, end his run as Alaska’s most hated man. 

Promising hockey player and Governor Sarah Palin’s almost son-in-law, Levi Johnston was eighteen 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 at the Palin household. 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, Johnston shares his story.    

As Lawrence O’Donnell of MSNBC so aptly put it: “I love that kid. He’s honest, he’s straightforward, he’s not embarrassed.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451651676
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 09/20/2011
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Levi Johnston was born in a tiny Alaskan town perched on the edge of untamed wilderness. Johnston, twenty-one, has been an outdoorsman since he was big enough to hold a fishing rod and aim a rifle. He 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.

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Deer in the Headlights 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book gives you some insight into the real Levi Johnston (assuming the events as related are true). He comes across as a down to earth guy trying his best to cope with a world he is thrown into. The Palins come across as a very dysfunctional family, as least from the author's viewpoint. I was pleased to see that he did not stoop to some of the bad-mouthing and immature rhetoric that Bristol Palin felt necessary to use at every opportunity.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Deer in the Headlights is like a memoir; Levi Johnston tries to portray himself as an average joe who likes to hunt, fish, and a particular woman who gets caught up in an situation with romance, intrigue, betrayal, and suspicion. A situation that perhaps no teen should have to face and deal with. A stituation where people (Palins) profess religion and yet never see the inside of a church, or a service. A situation where people (Palins) profess family values, and yet the mother and father never ever sleep together, the family never eats together, and yet, where everyone is saying we have better family values than the johnstons. Meanwhile, if the Palins are so wealthy, why does Bristol still depend on Levis 1, 750$ check every month? If Levi is so bad, why is Bristol still taking him to court? who is the more productive member, Bristol who is always complaining or Levi, who is out there getting a job, working? At least Levi is going to the University of ALaska, I hope he continues his education and gets a law degree.
TommyJoe More than 1 year ago
Mr. Johnston certainly adds clarity and inside information on how the Palin family manipulates the people around them and uses people in the media to further their own selfish goals. I am sure this took a great deal of courage to write this book. 4 stars!
morganmad More than 1 year ago
He made some poor choices, as many people his age do, and then was suddenly shoved into the national consciousness whether he wanted to be or not. Not many would be able to handle the spotlight being shined on our mistakes. He can't see his son if he doesn't pay child support, rather hefty support, at that. There's nothing wrong with Levi Johnston trying to garner some payment for the upheaval that's infected his life. He's just doing the same thing the Palins are doing. If these people are the Christians they purport to be and really care about the well-being of that child, they will stop their nonsense and let the boy and his father have some time together.
Kathy Wilson More than 1 year ago
A very good read, but it makes me sad that he doesn't have his son.
JennieMcFarling More than 1 year ago
Intriging, could not put it down. I will have to re-read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nope. C u there.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Spreads he legsand flashe her juicy flesh
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"I know."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Plus his son is so adorable. I always hoped they would get back together you know Bristol and him.
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LenoraWA More than 1 year ago
Finally an author who is honest! I feel sadness for the abuse he's gone through and yet his honesty is a tribute. So glad he didn't marry into that tribe!
Tina Jones More than 1 year ago
Buy it! Very sad a father can't be with his son. I hope they will work out there differences.
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I would give it a zero
jedda More than 1 year ago
very interesting. Well worth the read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wasn't totally what I was expecting. But it was okay :-) I didn't totally hate it.
Michelle Manning More than 1 year ago
Don't bother!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LEVI YOURE AN IDIOT!!! pretty sure you knew youd be in the "spotlight" when u got with the GOVERNORS daughter. Poor excuses, not worth your time of day! Dont blame your poor choices on someone else!
ARAW More than 1 year ago
Don't waste your money.