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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  1. DemGrl89

    I cannot wait to read this.

    September 28, 2009 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm |
  2. Duker

    thank god
    Im glad this book is finally coming out. Now all the Palin Leg humpers can here how stupid she really is in her own words

    September 28, 2009 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm |
  3. Alvin Clarkston

    This old beauty queen is nothing but bull!!! What a true American Phony!! She could mess up a wet dream, probably consider it a mess!

    She so represents the 5th grade level of the leadership of the Republican party! She is their queen and Russ is the king!

    September 28, 2009 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  4. Canadian

    It should have been called" Sarah Paladin: Have Lies Will Travel ".

    September 28, 2009 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  5. Silly Me

    Ouch. Yet another Diva S. Palin message blunder. A 15 minute American authors a book. And she did not write it, of course.

    Going Rogue. You betcha. That would be painful to read.

    If 1.5 million people read it sales of Aspirin and Tylenol will soar. Just in time for the holidays.

    September 28, 2009 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |
  6. CM

    This will probably not be printed but here goes; I really do not undertand why this woman has a story that the majority of the world would want to hear. It was lucky for her that she was chosen as VEEP so now she can go on to make millions. Did she write about hiding behind facebook.

    September 28, 2009 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm |
  7. afterlife13

    For the first time in my life, I support book burning.

    September 28, 2009 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm |
  8. Obama 2012

    She's such a maverick. I hope she runs for office; it'll be the biggest landslide win for Obama.

    September 28, 2009 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm |
  9. unshrub

    Talk about the blind leading the blind.

    September 28, 2009 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm |
  10. DRB

    Bet it hits the best seller list like "Liberty & Tyranny" did. Since the main stream media is so way off base in real truth and so out of touch with Americans it is sure to be worth the time to read it.

    September 28, 2009 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm |
  11. Patricia T.

    I'm sure that most famous people rely on a collaborator to help them write a book. But in the case of Sarah Palin, I'm not sure what to think, given her inability to put together two coherent sentences. This is 400 pages long? Oh my . . . what will she write about, since she has no expertise in much of anything.

    And the title? She's not so much a rogue as someone who has found a way to make a buck. After all, if she had kept her day job, she'd be just another working person, doing her job. But, no, she's a rogue! Yeah, right. Maybe after the book, she'll just go away? One can only hope.

    September 28, 2009 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  12. Republican1

    We are tired of her... she has a negative impact every time she is in the news. Her book title... horrible and detrimental. Please do something constructive other than being a speaker and not knowing what you speak about. Don’t waste the Republicans time and money... stop your bid for the Presidency.

    Spend time with your family and daughter.... she needs you.

    September 28, 2009 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  13. Chop

    I wouldn't give 2 cents for the book.

    September 28, 2009 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm |
  14. Jessie, FL

    Not a blommin' farthing for her book.

    September 28, 2009 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm |
  15. A Southern Lady

    There is absolutely nothing that Sarah Palin could say that would interest me in any way. Why would I ever consider purchasing her book??? I wouldn't.

    September 28, 2009 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm |
  16. Ana

    Dear lord! Cant wait to read this one...will read it when i am drunk...that way it will make sense. Not for sober minds.

    September 28, 2009 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm |
  17. Tony

    A more appropriate title would be "Stupid Quitter".

    September 28, 2009 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm |
  18. Duke

    I'm just interested to see if she can write in complete sentences.

    September 28, 2009 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm |
  19. Ben

    What a cliche, sappy title. And its funny that she tries to advertise herself as the quintessential American, even though she married a secessionist. Although I am surprised the book is really coming out. I was betting she would quit writing the book halfway through. Guess I owe my roommate 50 dollars now.

    September 28, 2009 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm |
  20. bb

    What a joke and waste of paper

    September 28, 2009 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm |
  21. clifford in New York

    Sara Palin: Class,brains and beauty! A threat to Liberal women everywhere!

    September 28, 2009 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm |
  22. Sloan

    Wouldn't it be wonderful if Harper were left holding 1.49 of the 1.5 million copies? But, alas, that won't happen - this garbage always sells.

    September 28, 2009 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm |
  23. WFA

    What is wrong with this woman? I am what most people would consider a libertarian, which would put my views more in line with the republicans (in some aspects) but this woman needs to go away, forever. What a waste of paper.

    September 28, 2009 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm |
  24. michael

    'Quitting Early: Self Promotion Techniques for a Failed Politician' is more like it. Wow, she really does need money doesn't she.

    September 28, 2009 11:28 pm at 11:28 pm |
  25. idesign

    Awesome title as her independent sounding title is a classy slap to the conservative elite and hateful left wing. I predict her book will be the highest selling nonfiction this year. Go Sarah!

    September 28, 2009 11:28 pm at 11:28 pm |
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