Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Deer in the Headlights by Levi Johnston
While going through my reading list last night, I noticed that I'd made a note to check out Levi Johnston's book, "Deer in the Headlights." I'm still reading Merv Griffin's bio, and two different novels. But nothing is really keeping my interest right now. This happens every so often and I try to find something that I normally wouldn't read.
In this case, it's going to be Levi Johnston's book. I'm doing it partly because it isn't something I'd normally read and partly because I'm curious to hear his version of what's been played out in the press. I know people have strong opinions about Levi, in both directions. But I honestly don't have any. To me he seemed like an overzealous kid, with a little too much testosterone and not enough knowledge. And when he got caught up in the vicious cycle of the Palin family, he wound up over his head. Trust me, I'm not making any specific commentary about the Palin family. Frankly, I couldn't care less about them unless one of them were actually running for office. But, in a general sense, it would be impossible to believe that people who have been so highly publicized in the media aren't pros at media manipulation. In other words, like them or not, none of them are simple folk with simple dreams. And I'd like to read Levi's side of the story.