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Palin: Best-selling author (and no one’s read the book)

October 1, 2009
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No one’s read Sarah Palin’s new book.  The cover photo has not even been released.  But the book (to be released November 17th) is at the top of Amazon.com’s best-seller list as of Wednesday, ahead of Dan Brown’s new book.

Going Rogue (remember that phrase?) weighs in at 432 pages.  That’s a lot of pictures a long read, and it means Palin has churned out quite the book in under a year.  (No wonder she had to resign.)

The book (full title: Going Rogue: An American Life) is billed as a memoir of the 45-year-old’s life.  Amazon describes it thus:

Going Rogue will recount [Palin’s] political experiences, her time as Mayor of Wasilla and as the first female governor of Alaska, as well as her rapid rise on the national stage during the 2008 campaign.  Additionally, she’ll share insights into the personal challenges she’s faced including balancing her time as a working mother, recognizing the war’s impact with her son serving combat in Iraq, having a child with a disability and supporting her teenage daughter through an unplanned pregnancy.”

Whether the book will contain partisan attacks and reveal future plans, no one yet knows.  Yet the background of Palin’s co-author may give some indication.  Politico’s Ben Smith describes her as “evangelical, partisan.”  One wonders if the book will be too.

Just one year ago, Palin became an overnight sensation before falling (hard).  Her book, similarly, has skyrocketed to the top.  We’ll see if it (and she) fares better this time.

Side note: Number three on the best seller list?  Glenn Beck’s Arguing with Idiots.  Do with that what you will.

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