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. RR Florida

    Great Sarah! You go girl!

    September 30, 2009 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  2. stormerF

    get'em Sarah.

    September 30, 2009 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  3. Northwest

    We have been looking for something to line the cat box andSarahs book is just the ticket so have someone write another book for you Sarah we will always need more paper to tidy of the litter boxes.

    September 30, 2009 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  4. normajean

    The more letters I read, the more I question the intelligence of the 'SO CALLED' average person..One says Sarah understands economics, and now we'll get the truth....come on, what truth are you talking about? It woulld be a first for her.Sarah is a personality with very little to say that isn't written for her. Real authors take years to write a book, she did this last month according to her news sources.I will say she's smart on one thing, she knows that there are enough suckers out there that buy her facade and will spend good money on a throwaway book.Heaven help us....

    September 30, 2009 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  5. val

    She will make millions on selling her book,but according to the NY Post they are not booking her,because she's a idiot and not a very interesting person to her speak.

    September 30, 2009 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  6. Beau Ned Hicks

    It has a centerfold. What else has she got to show?
    Memoirs are generally issued by elderly, accomplished and innovative people. Sarah Palin is none of the above.
    The gigantic preorder numbers reflect optimistic sales plans of Wal Mart,
    Borders, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, etc. They do not necessarily indicate consumption by end users although the hype behind this majestic piece of shyte will doubtless cause many a fool to be separated from his cash.

    September 30, 2009 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  7. NICE REAL NICE

    if she is do dumb how come she has a number one book and you are sitting behind a computer screen criticizing her?

    hahahahahhahha.

    ironic isn't it?

    September 30, 2009 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  8. afp

    Of course it's going to go to #1. But she didn't write it – her ghost writer and co-auther did. Anybody can "write" a book – and she has a "name" and a national platform. So what? Who cares?

    But, here is an exception to the old aying "You can't judge a book by it's cover." In this case, I think we can.

    September 30, 2009 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  9. Rog

    I LOVE IT!!!
    And for those of you putting her down for thinking that she is not intelligent need only look to Biden...Enough said on THAT one

    September 30, 2009 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  10. beeg

    I preordered one yesterday and can't wait until I get it. Go Sarah!

    September 30, 2009 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  11. Regressive Party Refugee

    Wow! This must be the best selling comic book of all time!

    And who knew we had so many comic book readers!

    September 30, 2009 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  12. Terry from West Texas

    Palin doesn't read books and she cannot write one. Her ghost writer is hard at work on a self-promoting work of fiction that will masquerade as Palin's work. Palin will not even read her own "autobiography". Short attention span.

    September 30, 2009 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  13. Julia - Native American from Idaho

    Does it come with instruction on how to pagaent walk, and a free box of crayolas? I'll buy the book the next time there's a shortage of toilet paper.

    September 30, 2009 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  14. Jake

    Do you think she will still be complaining about unfair media coverage? It shot you to number one, Sarah.

    Now please just start working on a follow up and step away from the political stage where you have caused great damage!

    September 30, 2009 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  15. AJ in Austin Tx

    I'm going to buy a copy for all of my liberal friends and watch their heads explode!

    September 30, 2009 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  16. once upon a horse

    is ANYONE really surprised at this? Of course it's gonna be number one but that's only because righties will support it and buy it off the shelves...Limbaugh,Hannity, and Glenn probably had pre orders just to boost it up. Only in America rings true here as well. I bet if Levi wrote a tell all book it would be number one as well.

    September 30, 2009 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  17. Willy Brown

    Another #1 book from a conservative. The truth always wins liberals.

    September 30, 2009 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  18. chuck

    I do hope she will tell how many Republicans came knocking at her front door. Just imagine which front door I'm speaking about.

    September 30, 2009 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  19. Scott

    Hopefully Sarah at least gave McCain a knobjob for picking her as his VP candidate. She'd never have ghostwritten a book that Conservative companies propel to the best seller list and keep locked away in a warehouse any other way.

    September 30, 2009 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  20. Betty in Pa

    Does anyone really think this woman is capable of writing a book?? Someone wrote it for her with her saying ok to everything. I am a woman and hate to even imagine her anywhere in government. She honestly should stay out of politics and go back to being the soccer mom she was so frequent to call herself.

    September 30, 2009 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  21. zago

    Please don't wake me up. I am reading a book about gov Palin. K

    September 30, 2009 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  22. aa

    yup i just found out that in United States we will have 1.5 million idiots reading Palins book

    September 30, 2009 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  23. Fitz in Texas

    I'm going to purchase the book just to upset the people that don't like Sarah Palin.

    September 30, 2009 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  24. lyn davis

    I will admit for once she was smart to write the book.......if you buy it you are the dummy!!!

    September 30, 2009 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  25. Phat Elvis

    Ann Coulter has #1 sellers too, but it doesnt mean she's relevant. just more garbage from the right

    September 30, 2009 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
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