September 28th, 2009
08:17 PM ET
5 years ago

Palin's book to be called 'Going Rogue: An American Life'

Sarah Palin's much-anticipated memoir now has a title and a new release date.
Sarah Palin's much-anticipated memoir now has a title and a new release date.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Sarah Palin's much-anticipated memoir now has a title and a new release date, two advisers to the former Alaska governor confirmed to CNN on Monday.

Palin's book will be called "Going Rogue: An American Life" - a reference to the anonymous criticism directed at Palin by aides to Republican presidential nominee John McCain during the final days of last year's presidential race.

After Palin strayed from the campaign playbook several times in October 2008, one McCain adviser griped to CNN that the vice presidential nominee was "going rogue." Another called her a "diva."

The book's publisher, Harper, has ordered a substantial first printing of 1.5 million copies and moved up the release date to November 17 - conveniently in time for the holiday shopping season. The memoir was originally slated for release in the spring of 2010.

Palin inked the book deal last May after hiring Washington, D.C. lawyer Robert Barnett to negotiate the terms. Her collaborator on the book is Lynn Vincent, an editor at "World," a conservative Christian magazine.


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soundoff (192 Responses)
  1. Ryan

    It should be titled "The Dummy's Guide To Idiocy".

    September 28, 2009 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm |
  2. bsge7

    It should be called "Quitter". It's funny how she has captured the Party of Dumb along with Joe the Plumber. How can anyone take her seriously – most of all CNN. What was her last event? In Hong Kong? Closed to the press? "Well ya quit makin' things up" Palin!

    September 28, 2009 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  3. How you like me now

    I wonder if they had to ghost writer for the title too.

    September 28, 2009 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  4. Andy

    Dear God, no....

    September 28, 2009 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  5. Rick in Atlanta

    Hmmm ... This is boring.

    September 28, 2009 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  6. Kelsey

    Awesome! Excited to read it :-)

    September 28, 2009 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  7. dave

    whatever!!!!!! I guess anyone can write a book and make a fortune what does this say about or culture????? and our greed for trash prose

    September 28, 2009 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  8. Reggie

    Great title for what should be a great book.

    September 28, 2009 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  9. Mike in MN

    Can't wait to buy and read it. Glenn Becks latest book has been great too. The title Arguing With Idiots is perfect, a must read for anyone who may be interested in talking to liberals about politics.

    September 28, 2009 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  10. Jill

    "Going Loopy" would be an alternate title, should the proposed one get side-lined. Also, I think the project would be better suited for a Halloween release date, seeing as this whole Palin thing is very scary.

    September 28, 2009 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  11. keith

    this will be cool to read. But even better will be a book by her VP handlers ("Africa is a continent?"), there are going to be some very special gems there. Keep up the great work Sarah, in these dour days you're the best entertainment in America.

    September 28, 2009 09:50 pm at 9:50 pm |
  12. John

    I'm was thinking the book will fly of the shelves, but then I remembered a large percentage of her supporters can't read. Hopefully it has lots of pictures.

    September 28, 2009 09:51 pm at 9:51 pm |
  13. Phil

    Well, Ms. "Rogue" is still just as goofy as always. Will people buy her book, u-bet-ya. People are always interested in looking at a disaster.

    September 28, 2009 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  14. David

    Just cant wait to buy her book.Well you lefties can relax now that your efforts to totally socialize HC hit a roadblock.Death Pannels.You know HC rationing,doctors retireing early,trillions in new costs they can not explain how it will be paid.Perhaps Palin can explain it,end interstate buying restrictions,thus ending state monopilization by only a few insurers.TORT reforms,giving individuals the same tax credits and deductions companies enjoy to help them buy their own insurance.As well as vouchers for the elderly and poor to purchase their own HC insurance.I am sure theres alot more,maybe read her book.In HK she said slay the death tax,eliminate capitol gains,reduce payroll taxes,cut the size of gov(like she did in her state)cut spending big time(like she did in her state)drill for oil in America not lend billions to Brazill to drill with like O just did.Build nuclear power plants,use cng as a bridge to renewables.Secure the borders,be strong on foriengh policy not apologetic.So if you look at her state record,shes done alot of these things and so much more.Going Rouge,its about time a voice from mainstreet went rouge and listened to Americans not their special interest pals on wall street.

    September 28, 2009 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  15. JD in Moraga, CA

    Maybe it could be called "Going Rouge: How to Bilk the RNC for a Really Cool Wardrobe Then Give it All Back."

    September 28, 2009 09:54 pm at 9:54 pm |
  16. Jan Bright

    I hope all of those who thought she resigned her "Governorship" because she was costing her state money now realize what she was really doing. She is a sneaky manipulator! And the worst thing is she is a disgrace to working women and mothers.

    September 28, 2009 09:54 pm at 9:54 pm |
  17. kgeukes Michigan

    More like "Goin' Home, Gonna make a boatload of Money!!" Don't buy the quitter's book.

    September 28, 2009 09:55 pm at 9:55 pm |
  18. Luis

    "Caribou Barbie: The Rise of an Inept, Opportunist, Bible Beater from America's Freezer" would have been a more appropriate title.

    September 28, 2009 09:55 pm at 9:55 pm |
  19. Pam

    I have a title for her..."Get Lost!'

    September 28, 2009 09:55 pm at 9:55 pm |
  20. STLouisGal

    She must have writers doing the work for her. If not, it would be a complete nightmare for the editors!

    September 28, 2009 09:55 pm at 9:55 pm |
  21. Leo

    Mrs. Lipstick is a ledgend in her own twisted little mind..........

    September 28, 2009 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  22. happymullah

    Sarah is a genius. She writes fast and thereby preempts her detractors who have planned their books to come out in spring just so they can mess up her book debut.

    September 28, 2009 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  23. Bob44

    Most people sick of her would rather see Palin GOING AWAY!!!!!

    September 28, 2009 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  24. Zaoarona

    This is a woman that says a lot and says nothing at the same time.

    September 28, 2009 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  25. adods

    Will crayons come with it or will we have to buy them separately?

    September 28, 2009 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
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