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. Robert

    This "memoir" was written for her. She probably can't even read it. According to Levi Johnson (see current Vanity Fair) Palin doesn't read anything, she just hangs out in her bedroom watching junky TV shows.

    September 30, 2009 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  2. John C

    Maybe she will have a ltitle success pandering to the ignorant and make herself a litle money. She has been a complete failure at everything else she has done. Mayor – failure, Governor- failure, vo candidate- failure. Good luck Sarah, you may have found something you can finish and not end up a financial disaster.

    September 30, 2009 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  3. Brent

    Who would have guessed there are so many people willing to shell out hard-earned money to buy a book full of lies and distortions from an intellectual lightweight. I guess the old saying holds true, "you'll never lose money underestimating the intelligence of the general public."

    September 30, 2009 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  4. tommy

    The only reason people watch her is that she's good looking. If she was heavy set and not so good looking, no one would even care. It has nothing to do with Left or right. Its like people always watching the Stars on ET.

    September 30, 2009 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  5. georgie

    sweet Jesus we are all doomed? is that because we have an idiot for president? and a man who is more worried about the olimpics than the wars and job losses in our country running everything. or is it becaue every time you try to make what he says into the truth, you get called racist? come on all you obama nuts, wake up and listen to him, and you will know why this book is jumping to number 1!

    September 30, 2009 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  6. Ken in NC

    I can understand the publisher printing 1.5 millions copies of Palin’s book. There are a lot more than 1.5 million idiots in this country and the publishers objective is only to make money. As for why it only took 4 months to complete her book, well she's not done anything that would take longer than 4 months to write about. It appears that everything she started, she quit. Not a lot to write about there. She will probably use most of the book explaining how she quit one task to assume a more important one and to lay blame to all those that took pot shots at her.

    Her book definitely will not be one about her successes because she has never finished anything she started. In fact I would venture to say that the last page of her book will be a blank page. About the only positive thing I can say about her is in reference to a comment my mother used to make to us as children. She often caught us playing around when we were supposed to be working and she would say to us: " If you are going to act stupid, you should at least get paid to do it". Well she is getting paid now but at what cost to her future ability to earn.

    September 30, 2009 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  7. Ken

    This only points to the fact of how many morons are out here in the public. She's going to pocket alot of money from all the birth-baggers, and run smiling to the bank. Alot of dumb, uberpartisan rightwingers will be separated from their money. And, actually, I find that a reason to celebrate. Congratulations Sarah Moose.

    September 30, 2009 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  8. Navy Vet

    A little bit of wisdom for the right who seem to think the left fear Palin. The left doesn't fear Palin in the least. It wouldn't have mattered who she was, left or right, man or women. It has been her exceptionally polarizing behavior and actions that has gotten her attention and continues to do so.

    Ms. Palin is good at inciting the frontal lobes of the extreme right into thinking that their loud boisterous noise is equal to making ground politically. In other words, if you have to say something stupid, say it loudly.

    You can't win with just the base, you have to be inclusive. A personality trait that Ms. Palin more than severely lacks.

    And just as her polarizing behavior helped get the Dems and Independents to vote against the no answer right before, she is on her way to doing it again.

    September 30, 2009 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  9. Chris - MN

    The take-away from the GOP ticker comments today – science is bad, and giving Palin money for her writing is good.

    September 30, 2009 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  10. Rob in Detroit Mi.

    please people do not read her book!

    September 30, 2009 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  11. Marie Laveaux

    Well, you know what they say..." A fool and his money are soon parted, or "there's a sucker born every minute."

    September 30, 2009 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  12. Justin

    The sites don't track that the first 150,000 orders are from a "T. Palin."

    September 30, 2009 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  13. JG

    Looks like you republicans have a lot of one sided reading to do this month. You've got Glenn Beck's book and now Palin's.

    they sure do know how to exploit their target audience...lol

    September 30, 2009 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  14. rob

    # 1 where? Walmart ?

    The title should have been "Sarah's book of lies"

    September 30, 2009 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  15. Sarah Austin

    buying the book? ...Well, I sometimes like to know what the idiots think.

    September 30, 2009 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  16. southerncousin

    Outstanding, all the libs are buying it thinking it is Tina Fey. That is what they in their ignorance believe. Make a lot of money off those libs girl. Of course most of them will probably shoplift it in their drug induced stupor or have it deliverered by SEIU/ACORN using out tax dollars.

    September 30, 2009 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  17. G NO P

    She spelled the title wrong
    It should read, Going Rogue: An American Lie
    432 pages, you have to be kidding – How many pages does it take to describe a half term quitter? Give it about 60 days and it will be on the bargain shelf for $1.98 right next to Ann Coulter.

    LOL Randolph Carter- you are exactly right.

    September 30, 2009 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  18. Your arrogance begets my schadenfreude

    It is hard to turn away from a train wreck.

    September 30, 2009 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  19. Steve, New York City

    Congratulations to (former) governor Palin on her book . . .hopefully the editor worked extra-hard, to correct all of those grammatical mistakes.

    September 30, 2009 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  20. Ken in NC

    I just made a post here and had a very funny thought. Comedians like Leno, Letterman and others will have a wealth of material at their disposal for months, if not years, to come.

    Thanks Sarah. LOL

    September 30, 2009 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  21. Truth

    Go Sarah Go.

    I Already have the book pre-ordered on Amazon. What an amazing lady and she will be our next president. That will drive the left to absolute lunacy and I'll have the popcorn ready to watch.

    Somebody strong has to come in and clean up the mess after this circus leaves.

    September 30, 2009 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  22. Beverly - NYC

    Wonder how many copies are being bought by Rush, Sean and the folks at Fox to inflate the numbers . I would sooner take personal financial advice from Madoff than waste a second reading anything ghost written by this lying wench. As much as I am trying to avoid mention of anything Palin, I am sure I will hear more about this book than I care too from the many news outlets who will waste time fact checking and disecting it's contents for weeks after it's release.

    September 30, 2009 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  23. the southern conservative

    can we say propaganda...

    and it is no suprise that she has a few million devout followers.. no one has ever disputed her numbers.... but the rest of us realize that the few million that want her to be their leader, just isnt the amount of people needed to get elected president of our country, much less her party's own nomination. so i say, good for you sarah, now we all know why you quit your job, so you could finish your book in time for the gift buying season.. too bad the lower and middle class are still financially suffering due to republican deregulation and cant afford to buy hardback books.

    September 30, 2009 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  24. Jason

    I wasn't aware that Palin fans knew HOW to read
    Must be a picture book
    Or a pop-up!

    September 30, 2009 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  25. TJ

    And, the dumbing down of America continues.....

    September 30, 2009 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
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