Levi Johnston Writes Palins Tell-All, Stocks up on Pulitzer Polish

Sarah Palin’s would-be son-in-law takes aim at the would-be second family

Last Updated: April 25, 2011 @ 9:45 PM

Levi Johnston's penchant for self-exposure apparently isn't limited to those beefcake pics he posed for in "Playgirl."

The baby daddy of Sarah Palin's grandson, Tripp, is penning a tell-all book that will reveal his side of his contentious relationship with the former Vice Presidential candidate and her brood.

The book, titled "Deer in the Headlights: My Life in Sarah Palin's Crosshairs," will be released this fall by Touchstone Publishing.

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In a statement released by Touchstone, "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 first came into the limelight in August 2008, when it was revealed that Palin's daughter, Bristol — then 17 — was pregnant with his child.

Johnston and Bristol's on-again, off-again relationship has included two abandoned engagements, and many public squabbles between himself and the Palin family. Johnston, a high-school dropout, currently plans to run for mayor of Wasilla, Alaska in the city's November 2011 election.

But lest anybody get the wrong idea, the book isn't a quick cash grab or publicity stunt — Johnston is writing the book for all of us.

"I'm doing this for me, for my boy Tripp and for the country," Johnston says in the statement.

And they say there are no heroes anymore …