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. Nate from Atlanta

    Not suprising. She is one of the most polarizing figures in the past decade. I don't agree with her ideologies or her politics but for some reason I find her very interesting so I can see why she will sell a ton of books.

    September 30, 2009 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  2. Justwatching2

    How does a book become #1 without anybody reading it?

    September 30, 2009 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  3. Someone Who Cares

    Some people are helping the idiot pay off her bills so she can leave First Dude and move to the State her dad is running for office. If the people there think he is worthy then by all means listen to Sarah.

    September 30, 2009 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  4. Mike in MN

    Awsome!!!! I'm going to buy one, can't wait to read it. I just love people who understand what makes America the greartest nation in the world, who believes in the values that make America great. Palin is a great American. The more we have like her, the greater our nation will be.

    September 30, 2009 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  5. Robert

    Will it, I wonder, be like her in speeches in Yoda-speak they are?

    September 30, 2009 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  6. Florida Joe

    Wonderful.....does it come with a pack of crayons or do you have to get those seperately?

    What a waste of $$$ to give this idiot anything.............

    September 30, 2009 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  7. sarahinfla

    Talk about falling for something hook line and sinker..... This hack is getting rich off of people who can in no way think she can really run this country.

    Yet I guess this makes some feel like there going rouge, I hope this hack gives credit were it's due.....Good line Tine Faye...... It will always be yours.

    September 30, 2009 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  8. No Hillary = No Obama

    This woman will be laughing all the way to the bank – the best revenge – becoming rich.

    September 30, 2009 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  9. Doug

    Imagine the guy they got to proofread this thing. He's probably still bug-eyed.

    September 30, 2009 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  10. Buster

    Palin has always been smarter than Obama. Palin doesn't lie everytime she speaks like Obama. Palin isn't surrounded by a bunch of thugs and ACORN like Obama. No wonder the book is #1.

    September 30, 2009 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  11. Steve (the real one)

    #1! Whatever happened to the ridiculous predictions by the angry, foaming -at-the-mouth liberals. Remember stating nobody would read it? Would you like hot sauce with that crow, salt or pepper? Ms Cleo had better luck predicting the future and she was a fraud! Please keep the laughs coming lefties! I am loving the ignorant "coloring book" or "book of lies" comments from those who will not read the book! You are #1 in exactly what, again?

    September 30, 2009 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  12. mark

    Go Sarah!

    September 30, 2009 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  13. Not Right or Left but Forward

    Unbelievable. Are people so desparate for heat already that they're buying this thing to burn? There is no earthly way that woman could write that many pages and have it in finished, ready to sell form in that short a span. This thing was started the day she accepted the nomination from McCain, and she probably wrote 10% of it, if that. The rest is transcribed blather and mush.

    The woman is a quitter, a fraud, a crook, a tax cheat, and not such a great mom, it seems, either. Will wait and see what Todd says about anything else. What a joke.

    But as long as CNN keeps her in the news, we'll keep paying attention like neighbors watching a house fire.

    September 30, 2009 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  14. tv

    May God have mercy on each one of us !!

    September 30, 2009 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  15. Patricia T.

    I guess I am curious - a 400+ page book written by a woman who can't put together two coherent thoughts, couldn't name a newspaper or magazine she reads, and believes Africa is a country. Aside from doing a good job reading a speech at the convention, just what has she contributed to the national conversation? She seems to have no obvious skills - not to mention her divisive and mean-spirited rhetoric during the campaign . . .

    I'm not afraid of her; I'm not jealous of her - I just wish she were more intelligent. Now that her book is causing such a buzz, I guess she's gonna be around a bit longer. To all her supporters - remember how she didn't even serve out her term as governor. And you're thinking she might be president? Oh my . . .

    One interesting thought: the book might prod her into some actual interviews, where she might have to actually answer questions, unlike Facebook. No more ideas framed by someone else! Ooooh!

    September 30, 2009 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  16. CB

    Its just sad state of affairs... Rogue is a person of low standards... the same sort of standards of someone leaving a position of elected office where you were elected by the people, and when the going got tough... she got out of office. Its all about the money, and if dumb people want to spend their money on what other dumb people have to say... by all means, I hope she takes them all to the bank, because its all about the greed for money and fame... sad and shameful.

    September 30, 2009 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  17. David

    Is it pop-up, or for coloring?

    September 30, 2009 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  18. Jeff

    To those saying conservative books and tv ratings are better than liberal ones. You are right. It is a part of the right wing conspiracy to dumb down America, so that the rich can continue to control the wealth. The sad thing is conservatives buy into the rights propaganda not even knowing or understanding they are pawns on a chess board controlled by oligarchs. Sorry if this is over your head, but it is time for your epiphany. And, sadly it is true. And sadly, it is America...a majority of IDIOTS !!! Wake up, education first!

    September 30, 2009 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  19. Dami

    Now we know why she left office

    September 30, 2009 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  20. Lori in St Pete

    Contrary to the opinions such as Amazing's, the only thing I fear about palin is that I'm not "christian" (with a lower case "c") enough for her and her Dominionist crusaders. Come to think of it, there aren't many of us who DO fit her narrow, hateful version of "christianity".

    September 30, 2009 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  21. jm for sc

    I would not waste a dime on it.

    September 30, 2009 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  22. Expat American

    It's not uncommon for any 'out of the ordinary' book to quickly go to no1 initially; simple marketing. Didn't all those biographies of professional wrestlers do the same thing? This is America after all.

    This doesn't mean much. The educated world abroad still dismisses her and laughs at her 'Real America' bigots.

    September 30, 2009 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  23. tara

    People. Please calm down....... This is what happens with most of these right wing crazy books. Right wing groups like the Heritage Foundation and others buy the books in mass sometime 10,000 or more coppies at a time. They send them to their members for joining or give them out for free at conferences etc.. Its not like people just go running to buy them so calm down. ...... However. She does have a following at that is very sad. America has been dumbed down. And you have people like Rush Limbaugh and others convincing everyday americans that they don't need to go to college. That higher education is just liberal brainwashing (yes he says this on a regular bases). All an attempt to keep the masses uneducated and uninformed, so that they would actually think someone like Sara P. who could not even recall a newspaper she read after several attempts would make a good VP and potentially Pres.

    September 30, 2009 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  24. Aaron

    Bwaahahaaaa! Run Sarah Run! Sarah Palin in 2012! Sarah Palin has my heartfelt encouragement to run in 2012! Woooohoooo!!!! :D

    September 30, 2009 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  25. david, CA

    ...and the dumbing of America continues apace!
    Palin and Beck are poster children of the Republican Stupidity Movement that hit it's stride since George W. Bush made being a charismatic moron fashionable among right-wing true believers.

    September 30, 2009 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
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