September 30th, 2009
05:42 PM ET
5 years ago

Palin's book shoots to No. 1

Sarah Palin's memoir isn't set to be released for more than seven weeks, but the highly anticipated tell-all has already shot to No. 1 on Barnes and Nobles' Web site.
Sarah Palin's memoir isn't set to be released for more than seven weeks, but the highly anticipated tell-all has already shot to No. 1 on Barnes and Nobles' Web site.

(CNN) – Sarah Palin's 432 page memoir isn't set to be released for more than seven weeks, but the highly anticipated tell-all has already shot to No. 1 on Barnes and Nobles' Web site, supplanting new releases from bestselling authors Dan Brown and Mitch Albom.

The forthcoming book has also vaulted up Amazon.com's bestseller list, currently holding the No. 3 spot just behind Glenn Beck's "Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government."

The book - titled "Going Rogue: An American Life" in reference to the anonymous criticism directed at the former Alaska governor by aides to Republican presidential nominee John McCain - is scheduled to be released on November 17.

Palin's publisher, Harper, has ordered a massive first printing of 1.5 million copies, and is not releasing an electronic version until the day after Christmas in an effort to drive up sales of the more expensive hardcover edition, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.


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soundoff (298 Responses)
  1. AJ

    This underscores the complete stupidity of the American electorate.

    September 30, 2009 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  2. Eric

    So I wonder if she declares that it is ok to shoot pitbulls from a plane while looking at Russia? That has be the best part of this book. I also wonder if she has pics of turkeys being mutilated for no apparent reason along with her "dude" too.

    September 30, 2009 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  3. David

    Come on – she obviously didn't write it.

    September 30, 2009 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  4. Al from SoCal

    All those elite liberals buying it the ones with the so-called brains but no common sense. They're just using it as a handbook on what they need to do next.

    September 30, 2009 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  5. independent

    I understand that the Pentagon is using some of the Stimulus money to buy hundreds of thousands of these books. The plan is to air-drop on the Al Queda area in NW Pakistan, hoping that 1) the size of the book may do some damage when it lands, 2) those who survive may attempt to read it and die of boredom, and finally 3) if they manage to get through the book, they will be convinced to negotiate a peace treaty now before the fringe right gets back into power.

    September 30, 2009 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  6. brimstone

    Annoy a liberal, use facts and logic.

    Eat your hearts out losers.

    September 30, 2009 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  7. Felipe

    What a surprise, lots of jokes about how Palin and her supporters are illiterate, and how the book must contain large font and many pictures. You guys are hilarous. Listen, is she qualified to be President? Absolutely not. But give her a break? As you guys like to argue so loud, how do her actions affect your life? And don't give me any of this, "Well it could affect me." She's not in charge of anything right now except selling books.

    September 30, 2009 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  8. Jim, San Antonio

    I have a better title: "Going Stupid: An American Nightmare".

    September 30, 2009 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  9. Ramon, Denver

    This is the one side of America that just baffles the mind. What can this woman possibly have to say that is worth reading about. She is just getting paid. The only smart move she has made was to leave Alaska , hire an agent and make big money talking to evangelicals and uneducated whites.

    September 30, 2009 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  10. CF

    The last 200 pages of the book are blank, and while the book retails for $19.99, it comes in a $5,000 jacket.

    September 30, 2009 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  11. Bill

    Great #1, on the other hand Obamas new book can be titled "How Americans got soaked to pay Molly to watch her own kids."

    September 30, 2009 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  12. Al

    Are Dick, Jane and Spot the main characters?

    September 30, 2009 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  13. Our Country is Sinking

    It's straight out of Idiocracy watching politics nowadays. I thought when Palin was chosen as McCain's running mate that it was an insult to our citizens' intelligence. The Democratic party has a young black man, so the Republicans needed a young woman to make up for the old white guy. I mean what kind of incredible fool wouldn't see through that blatant demographic pandering? Then Joe the Plumber on top of it?

    The Republicans on this board act as if Democrats are afraid of what Palin has to say. I'd say we're more afraid of the fact that the people dumb enough to follow her are the same people showing up to rallies with assault rifles.

    September 30, 2009 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  14. lfd

    She can actually read???????????????

    September 30, 2009 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  15. Tony

    A whole book about how she is misunderstood, lied about (you betcha) but still above it all? Noted that she came in fourth in the recent Republican "values" pageant. I guess the fans were otherwise occupied.

    Her writer helper is a Conservative, Christian editor. Just what's needed to get the tone right. Sarah speaks in tongues. Probably be a lot of quotes.

    September 30, 2009 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  16. Roger in CA

    Man, I can't stand Sarah Palin!!!! Disappear already!

    To the pro-Palin cretins out there: you are miserable, sick wretches.

    September 30, 2009 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  17. Moderate Democrat

    I heard she originally set out to make it a 2000 page book, but decided to quit before getting there.

    September 30, 2009 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  18. Sassyfrassy

    Awesome, Palin's book is Number 1. I bet there's cute pictures of kitties in trees and her waving to a Russian from Alaska! If there's any nude pictures of her I'd buy! Even her once impregnated daughter too!

    September 30, 2009 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  19. Rick Curtis

    As a former democrat I will buy this book just as I bought the Clinton's. I feel the Democratic party left me and went too far left. I also can never forgive nor forget the attacks on Hillary by fellow democrats. I had enough and good for Palin.

    September 30, 2009 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  20. Peace

    Good for you Sarah but remember the say: "You never get the second chance to make the first impression"!

    September 30, 2009 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  21. Ignorant as they come...

    Go ! Sarah, hope your book sells 5million+

    Cafferty: I"m one that will not read Sarah Palin"s book...! Why ? afraid
    you migh learn something Jack..? Perhaps not you seem to be quite
    smugh in your ignorance...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 30, 2009 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  22. Palin, all marketing no substance.

    This would be funny if it weren't so tragic.

    To all the anti-socialism people out there... the internet was created under a social program (ARPA). If you really loved America you wouldn't be using such a communist invention.

    ..Oh I see, only the socialist programs you like get to stay. Gotcha.

    September 30, 2009 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  23. T'SAH from Virginia

    OKAY – so Ms. PA'IN gets a No. 1 seller – La Di Da!

    BUT, that does not prove how BRIGHT or INTELLIGENT the author is. It could mean how IGNORANT and UNINTELLIGENT an author is.

    I think IGNORANT and UNINTELLIGENT authors will sell more books because everyone loves to CRITICIZE how IGNORANT and UNINTELLIGENT a person is....

    Hmm, smart move PALIN because it's all about the MONEY – no matter how IGNORANT and/or UNINTELLIGENT you may be!!

    Also, 4 months to write a memoir – WOW – could this be something she started in her PAGEANT years!!

    September 30, 2009 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  24. Independent in NYC

    Well we all know that the number for best seller list are fudged. The women can't get anyone to listen to her speak now that she had a horrific debute as a speaker. Why would thousands pay to read what has to be the most poor grammer ridden work since 1776.

    September 30, 2009 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  25. irishman

    Hmmm... Overwhelmingly major movies are dominated by liberals, and best-selling books are dominated by conservatives. Yet liberals say the conversatives are the illiterate bumpkins. If one liberal would spend the time to read one conservative book for every conservative that took the time to watch a liberal movie, they just might understand why we want to solve our common problems the way we do.
    Seriously; Phil, Joe, Tammy, and all the rest of you who have nothing real to offer, instead of adolescent attacks, how about taking the time to make an informed opinion, and then offering to the rest of us how you arrived at that opinion.

    September 30, 2009 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
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