FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2010 file photo, Levi Johnston arrives at the Teen Choice Awards in Universal City, Calif.. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File) (AP)

Levi Johnston's hilarious book cover

"He got naked and got inside Bristol Palin. Then he got naked in Playgirl"

Natasha Lennard
May 12, 2011 12:45AM (UTC)

Levi Johnston's forthcoming memoir "Deer in the Headlights: My Life in Sarah Palin's Crosshairs" is available for pre-order on Amazon. And the cover is something special: Johnston, dressed in hunting garb, is posing like a literal deer in headlights, lest readers take the metaphor too lightly.

It gets better. The teaser on the inside jacket, The Hollywood Gossip reports, reads:


He got naked and got inside Bristol Palin. Then he got naked in Playgirl. Now it's time for Levi to get you the naked TRUTH about Sarah Palin. Respect.

It is worth recalling, in light of this, that Johnston told the AP that he was releasing the book for himself, for his "boy Tripp and the country." Thank you, Levi.

And a note on context: Johnston smeared the Palins in a September 2009 Vanity Fair story, then apologized in People Magazine in mid-2010, but evidently felt there was a book's worth more to sell, sorry, say.

Here, for your viewing pleasure, is the "Deer in the Headlights" cover, from


Natasha Lennard

Natasha Lennard is an assistant news editor at Salon, covering non-electoral politics, general news and rabble-rousing. Follow her on Twitter @natashalennard, email

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