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. j

    I think Caribou Barbie would be better or how about Brainless, the Making of a Neoconservative. Why is this person still in the news?

    September 28, 2009 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  2. joel palmer

    I am one of the millions who will run right out and NOT BUY this book. This is TMI.

    We saw this unfortunate woman self destruct live and a re run is hardly necessary; goodbye to Caribou Barbie forever. Das Fidanya

    September 28, 2009 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  3. joel palmer

    I wonder who wrote this for her?

    September 28, 2009 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  4. joel palmer

    Who in the wide world could possible care?

    September 28, 2009 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  5. Jean in Georgia

    Definitely will NOT be on my shopping list!

    September 28, 2009 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  6. Ilene

    There's one book no one could make me buy or read.

    September 28, 2009 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  7. Sharon

    you need to go home ,whatever

    September 28, 2009 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  8. aware

    Bravo Sarah! :)

    September 28, 2009 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  9. Palin's A Joke

    Is it written in crayon, and one-syllable words, so her fans can understand it?

    September 28, 2009 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  10. Dave

    I hear they're making a feature-length film out of it...

    Going "Rouge": Pig In The City

    September 28, 2009 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  11. David

    the book should be: "Going Crazy; A Quiter's Life".

    September 28, 2009 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  12. anOPINIONATEDsob

    A typical republican, all hot air and no action visible in the time lapse images. Know nothing, do nothing, take credit for the very sun coming up in the morning but lie any way you can to avoid being caught with your hand in the cookie jar. The only thing shorter than her "memoir" is the time she spent in office making a complete fool out of those who actually voted for her. May she always have the fond memories of her 15 seconds of ???? of what, did she do anything besides run the pipeline through a foreign country? oh yes I forgot "trooper-gate" and another illegitimate child of immaculate conception. Another fine American there Sean Hannity, makes you so proud!

    September 28, 2009 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  13. mary

    Who would waste a dime on her book, she is so fake.

    September 28, 2009 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  14. Anonymous

    will this woman go away?

    September 28, 2009 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  15. ErniePF

    Palin is a cute screwball who thinks she's some sort of unique political figure. The only rogueish thing about her is the neanderthal run-on gibberish that comes out of her mouth.

    September 28, 2009 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  16. Larry

    Palin is a joke ... PERIOD

    Anyone wanting to read about her, must be ignorant ... PERIOD

    September 28, 2009 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  17. JPM

    Wonder who her ghost writers are?

    September 28, 2009 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  18. neil

    She's a nut.

    September 28, 2009 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  19. AJ Feliz, Sinking Spring, Pa

    Cannot wait, Palin 2012 full throttle. from alaska to the white house. God bless this country.

    September 28, 2009 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  20. Michael Stacks

    Can't wait to read it!

    September 28, 2009 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  21. Himom

    I'll buy a copy.

    At least she admits to working with a ghostwriter. Ayers had to secretly write all of Obama's book.
    Now the Left is really going to go nuts. They hate and fear her more than anything because she stands for:
    God
    Guns
    American Oil
    Strong Defense
    Less Taxes
    Less Government
    Less Abortion

    September 28, 2009 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  22. TM

    What possible information regarding her political life can be compelling enough for a book. She was mayor of a very small town, then resigned as governor without finishing her first term. End of story. That wouldn't even fill the preface of the average biography. We witnessed her train wreck of a candidacy, so why would we want to spend money to have it in print?

    September 28, 2009 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  23. Juge

    Now that's a book I will not waste my money on!

    September 28, 2009 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  24. Erik in Real Pennsylvania

    Her "collaborator" on the book....that is, the real author, who presumably can put coherent sentences together.

    September 28, 2009 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  25. Terry from West Texas

    I cannot imagine anyone actually purchasing, much less reading, this book by Lynn Vincent. Sarah Palin will surely never touch her fingers to a keyboard. Sarah Palin is the luckiest woman in the world, just as George W. Bush was the luckiest man. No brains, no talen, but they have both, somehow, rocketed to the top of fame and reward. Bush had no looks either.

    September 28, 2009 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
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