Sarah Palin the ever-diligent former governor of Alaska has finished her 400-page memoir early. So instead of being released next spring her publisher has moved the date up to November 17, just in time for Christmas.
From the Associated Press:
Palin finishes memoir, 'Going Rogue,' out Nov. 17
By HILLEL ITALIE (AP) – 4 hours ago
NEW YORK — Sarah Palin (PAY'-lin) has finished her memoir just four months after the book deal was announced. Her publisher says the release date has been moved up from the spring to Nov. 17.
Harper publisher Jonathan Burnham says the former Alaska governor invested herself deeply and passionately in the project. He says the book contains fascinating detail.
The 400-page book is the first for Palin, who has been an object of fascination since Republican Sen. John McCain chose her as his running mate during his 2008 presidential bid. The book will be called "Going Rogue: An American Life."
A huge first printing of 1.5 million copies has been commissioned by Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins.
Make no mistake this book is going to sell, sell, sell. Palin fan will rush to buy the book, those who are on the fence about Palin will buy it out of curiosity and Palin-haters will buy it for opposition research.
Her publisher Harper Collins thinks it will be a big sell too. From The Hill:
According to the AP, the publishing company has ordered 1.5 million copies of the book's first edition -- the same amount the late-Sen. Edward Kennedy's (D-Mass.) publisher requested of the "Liberal Lion's" now-popular memoir, released shortly after his death.
An interesting tidbit, Lynn Vincent is the collaborator on Going Rogue. Lynn Vincent also co-authored Donkey Cons: Sex, Crime, and Corruption in the Democratic Party with Robert Stacy McCain from The Other McCain. So if you want a sneak peek at how Going Rogue might read, get yourself a copy of Donkey Cons.
I for one hope that Palin uses a few pages to deliver a smack down or two to the inept McCain staffers, if not John McCain himself. That dreadful campaign did more damage to Palin than most of the left’s mudslinging.
Allahpundit over at Hot Air thinks Palin may use her book to position herself as a libertarian alternative to Romney and Huckabee.
I’m intrigued by the title, not only because it promises dish about the sniping from McCain staffers but because it hints, perhaps, at her positioning herself as the libertarian alternative to “orthodox” Republicans like Mitt and Huck...
Not a bad idea considering that the nation is getting quite fed up with both parties. In such a case a Palin vs. Ron Paul showdown might be in the making.
Via: Associated Press
Via: The Hill
Via: SF Examiner
Via: Hot Air