Levi Johnston is making his return to the lucrative world of Sarah Palin anecdotes today, signing a deal with Simon & Schuster imprint Touchstone to write a tell-all memoir called Deer in the Headlights: My Life in Sarah Palin's Crosshairs. The memoir is scheduled to be published in the fall.
We were under that impression Johnston, Bristol Palin's former fiance and father to the couple's son, Trip, had exhausted his supply of Palin anecdotes in interviews with GQ and Vanity Fair, and the nascent reality show that followed. Not so, says Touchstone vice president Stacy Creamer, who promises the book will be "a fascinating tale of a misunderstood boy figuring out how to be a man and father." More cryptically, Levi declared in a statement released by the publisher the book is his attempt to "set the record straight" about the Palin family. "I'm doing this for me, for my boy Trip, and for the country," Johnston added.
This is Johnston's second stab at a memoir. In the summer of 2009, the New York Post reported Johnston was "shopping a book" about the Palins with an eye towards playing himself in a "docu-drama" version of the story for film or television.