Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Levi Johnston Teaming Up With Lynn Vincent
by Winsip Custer CWP News Service
Levi Johnston is teaming up with Lynn Vincent to write his new book titled Different Kind of Same As You. I phoned Ms. Vincent on Sunday night to talk about the project. "Your book is obviously building on the other book Same Kind of Different As Me. That book received such rave reviews from people like former First Lady, Barbara Bush, and the Texas Governor, Rick Perry. Do you see Levi's book being in the same vein?" I asked.
"That's the book that Lynn Vincent wrote with Ron Hall and Denver Moore," she said.
"Yes. Your book," I responded.
"No, that's a different Lynn Vincent," she replied.
"You aren't the author of Same Kind of Different As Me, that will be made into a movie with actor/director Samuel L. Jackson who did 'Snakes On A Plane?" I asked.
"Different Lynn Vincent," she reiterated.
"What about the title. It sounds so similar? Did you wish to give the impression that you were the other Lynn Vincent?"
"Not at all. Levi has been thinking about that title ever since he was in the fourth grade," said Ms. Vincent who also responded to my question about Sarah Palin's endorsement of Different Kind of Same As You by saying that Sarah had told her that the only difference between the two authors', in her opinion... Lynn Vincent and Lynn Vincent... is lipstick, but that Sarah's still not going to give Levi's new book an endorsement.
The book will be published early next year according to publisher Vanitas Press in East Lansing, Michigan. The other Lynn Vincent, author of Same Kind of Different As Me is an editor with World Magazine a Christian bi-weekly, whose Sr. Editor is Marvin Olasky, a former University of Texas journalism professor, Yale graduate and former chancellor of King's College in New York, a Campus Crusade for Christ affiliated college. Olasky was publisher of Newt Gingrich's book, The Tragedy of American Compassion, and a consultant to George W. Bush during the 2000 Presidential campaign during which "compassionate conservatism" was as much a cornerstone of his presidential bid as "1000 points of light" had been to his father's presidential campaign. Olasky's research and writings helped form the cornerstone for Mr. Bush's emphasis on faith-based initiatives which was partially staffed by Special Advisor to the President for Faith Based Initiatives, David Kuo. Five years after his work as advisor from 2001-2003, Kuo wrote Tempting Faith in which he said that President Bush was using Christians for his own political ends with little substantive support for the Olasky envisioned program.
"I can't help but think of the Old Testament Book of Lamentations whenever I read about this stuff, Ms. Vincent....that 'all is vanity'," I told her. "Yea, well, you're in trouble the minute you start to think that anybody other than God can make it better," she said.
"So you believe in God?" I asked her. "Me? No. But you sounded like that's what you wanted me to say," she said. "You see, I'm a different kind of same as you. Really different in some ways and the same in others. We both breathe, sleep and walk."