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Boys Will Be Boys: Media, Morality, and the Coverup of the Todd Palin Shailey Tripp Sex Scandal Paperback – Large Print, February 26, 2012

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  • Paperback: 278 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (February 26, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 147009102X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1470091026
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,802,966 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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118 of 121 people found the following review helpful By Allison on February 29, 2012
Format: Paperback
In "Boys Will Be Boys" Shailey Tripp proves, with copies of documents and lists of names, that her arrest for prostitution and her introduction to that business had roots in the heart of a famous celebrity "family man." One day after standing next to Sarah Palin as she was sworn in as Alaska's first female governor, this "First Dude" was flirtatiously emailing with a young single mom, Shailey Tripp,and saying "You light up my life." What transpired in the weeks, months and years (2006-2010) that followed did not light up her life in return. Guided by a powerful man into the darkness of selling sex, Ms. Tripp has set herself free and is telling her story. The truth will continue to set her free, and she honestly spills the agonizing, humiliating, and depressing details of life as Todd Palin's commodity. Interstate sex trafficking is no joke. The names she names and emails she released prove this woman means business. In the current political climate of taking away women's rights, Ms. Tripp should become an icon for having the courage to stand up and say "I'm not going to let men define who and what I am and what I do." Once you read it, pass it on. This book belongs in libraries, homeless shelters, and women's clinics where it can speak to those who find themselves enslaved by any unhealthy behaviors, limited by losses or disabilities, or injured by the cruelty of others, as the author once was.
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101 of 104 people found the following review helpful By mommom on February 29, 2012
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Ms Tripp opens up and tells the story that few who stumble and fall into the hard life of a prostitute--what happened,how she got there,who guided to this path.The fact that it was Todd Palin,known as Alaska's "First Dude",is documented with emails and lists.Ms Tripp was a single,struggling, working mother of special needs children,when this man she thought she could trust nudged,pushed,and coerced her into this life.
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99 of 102 people found the following review helpful By L Jacobs on February 29, 2012
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Ms. Tripp shows incredible courage and bravery in the telling of a very painful, true story. She was mistreated, exploited and manipulated by Todd Palin, the Alaska Police Department and several media outlets. Although she passed several polygraph tests and has solid evidence, they tried to discredit her and shut down her down at every turn. Ms. Tripp readily admits she made mistakes. But she did what she had to because of her love for her disabled children. No woman should be treated the way the she has been treated, even if they have made some bad choices in their lives. She bravely stands up for herself in this book and should be commended for that..

I hope this book and this story get the recognition and coverage it deserves. Her story is shocking, sad and empowering to women, all at the same time.
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72 of 75 people found the following review helpful By AKRNHSNC on March 3, 2012
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I wasn't sure what to expect but Shailey's story blew me away. I also didn't think it was possible for me to feel more contempt for the Palins' than I already do but this tripled it at the very least. Todd is a snake, lower than dirt, taking advantage of a mother of two disabled children, using her for sex and then "referring" his friends and business associates to her. What really rocked me was hearing that she was not the only woman he had done this to. Shailey met several others who had been recruited by Todd. He used to run ads on Craigslist and was so very familiar with the lifestyle that he already knew what words to use as code to indicate special services, etc. She talks about how he deposited $350 in her account one month for seeing six of his friends and how he suddenly expected her to now service him for free! The number of clients increased but the money remained the same. I know many of us have often wondered how the Palins afforded the lifestyle they had, their toys and vacation homes, not to mention buying their third home in Alaska within 15 years of marriage while Sarah had only worked making a decent salary for 1/3 of those years. Four children in Alaska is not inexpensive but now we know how they made ends meet. Sarah may have not known just how he made his extra money back then but she certainly does now. It's more than enough to trigger an IRS investigation.

Todd was also a whiny, needy, insecure little boy who needed to be reassured about his sexual prowess, his size and ability to please Shailey. He also had some wierd requests that Shailey went along with in order to provide for her kids. I can't imagine how Shailey got through this and came out whole but she did and my heart goes out to her.
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68 of 71 people found the following review helpful By foodmom47 on March 1, 2012
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Shailey demonstrates such raw and unflappable courage in her dark journey. She emerges as a beautiful polished gem. Strong and confident in her beliefs of a system that has been gaming young desperate mothers universally, she does not back away from the truth even though the odds are mightily against her in the Palin's Alaska. She just keeps plodding onward and manages to hold her children at bay from the cruelties of the world. She somehow manages to escape the reality of her past decisions and embraces a new beginning. Art, photography, and writing inspire her. So she just does it. She continues schooling and the elusive B.A. is just around the corner for her future path.
She demonstrates consciousness for others in her ongoing endeavors. I respect the "pay it forward" wisdom and caring. That works for me concerning domestic abuse and violence.
I hope that readers find the opportunity to hear a real narrative of hope and loving altruism in her book.
Hopefully, there will be more from Shailey Tripp to follow. And I know she will do it with grace and insight.
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