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. Lila

    LOL. Just goes to show America LOVES a good train-wreck.

    I can't lie, I do have respect for Palin. She's made a career out of her charm alone. There is a great deal to be said for how successful she is despite being her own worst enemy, lol.
    But as far as her ever being a position of power? Please, No....

    September 30, 2009 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  2. Seriously, Left

    Who would have thought that a conservative woman who was unknown until a year ago could still have lunatic lefties still talking about her...on a daily basis at that? She is still news (and will be for a long time) because liberals just can't let her go.......like an ex girlfriend. I call it the liberal twilight zone.

    September 30, 2009 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  3. Mainer

    Anagrams, gotta love 'em:
    Going Rouge an American Life
    magically becomes. . . .
    E'er a foul grinning egomaniac

    September 30, 2009 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  4. Jonathan

    Apparently the regressives in this country really can read. Or do they have someone else read the book to them?

    September 30, 2009 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  5. Phil

    This is a joke, right. 12" fonts. double spaced, all caps. you batcha.

    September 30, 2009 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  6. Michael

    No kidding, I am an avid reader...but...I don't think I would read anything Sarah wrote even if it were free. I just don't think it would be worth my time. So far, I have never heard her say anthing that even bordered on being intelligent. I doubt the book would be much better.

    September 30, 2009 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  7. Educated

    The dumbing down of America, you Betcha. I did not know her supporters can read.

    September 30, 2009 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  8. Tom B

    Palin is popular among a certain sect. Whether this book continues to be popular is another matter. Let's wait for the reviews.

    September 30, 2009 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  9. Victim of conservative ignorance..Texas..

    I hope the folks who have agreed to buy this book ahead of time, still have a job by the time it comes out.

    September 30, 2009 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  10. jenny

    50 pages of what she is trying to say, 350 of filer words. Beginning and ending sentences with ALSO, there too, and again, Maverick, and you betcha". 400 pages of one long run on, fragmented sentence with thousands of commas. Whoever is buying it, stock up on Tylenol now!

    September 30, 2009 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  11. Mario, mtl, ca.

    Since when a turkey can ....

    September 30, 2009 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  12. Ted

    Cha-Ching!!!! I bet she's laughing all the way to the bank – "Suckazzzz."

    September 30, 2009 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  13. Tam

    One purchaser probably pre-ordered 500,000 copies in order to drive up sales. It's done all the time.

    September 30, 2009 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  14. Liberal4Obama

    LOL. Becks Book its called "Arguing with Idiots" and Palins book is behind Becks... a couple of idiots never been so close!!

    September 30, 2009 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  15. Chloe

    the only thing she'll ever be good at; stretching out bull to make a land bridge back to siberia

    September 30, 2009 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  16. vinnie

    Not paying full price for this but will read it when it hits the discount or dollar stores, which shouldn't take long. I need a good laugh and this ought to get the job done! (which is more than I can say she did for her term as governor LOL)

    September 30, 2009 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  17. Irma in North Caroliina

    I suppose she will start out saying how the death panels are true and how she helped Mccain get so many votes. I wonder if she will say anything about her rallies and the people who were shouting kill him. She will cry about the media being mean to her. She will also have plenty of Nasty stuff about Levi. The biggest part of it will be be bashing the president and what a good governer she was. It will be book of nothing put lies and there are people stupid enough to buy this book. The republicans will be her biggest buyers.

    September 30, 2009 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  18. Some republican guy

    Can't wait to read it. Sarah is way smarter than Obama. She went to 5 colleges and he only went to one. I'm ordering extra copies for my grandbabies. Have a nice day!

    September 30, 2009 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  19. cedgar

    I just purchased the book!
    I also have Mark's & Glenn's books!
    I did have a copy of Obama's book, but my dog chewed it up! I had to take him to the vet. The sweet heart (dog) got all wee weed up.

    September 30, 2009 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  20. Tom B

    A fool and his money are thus parted...

    September 30, 2009 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  21. Richard in California

    If this keeps neo-cons home and keeps them from spending their time being virulent by stopping the progress of the American people to move out of the ditch that the former administration drove us into, then keep on writin', Sarah! (As a huge side benefit, maybe this will keep Sarah busy and out of trouble! Ah, who am I kidding. She'll quit on this, too.)

    September 30, 2009 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  22. Mike, Albany

    No wonder, given the pathetically low average intellect of the American public. I would expect a country that ranks near the bottom in math and science to be interested in her grammatically incorrect gibberish. What a waste of money. People, stop reading this garbage and start improving your minds. America's future depends on it.....critically.

    September 30, 2009 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  23. Big Ed

    This has to be the highest debut of a coloring book to date!

    September 30, 2009 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
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