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. political junkie

    in comic book form – so it's not too complicated !

    (I'll bet spellcheck worked over-time!)

    Ironic that someone who doesn't READ BOOKS, "writes" one???!!!

    September 30, 2009 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  2. Bill Sampson

    They won't be able to read it. Heck, Sarah didn't even write it.

    A fool and his money...

    September 30, 2009 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  3. Emma

    It will probably be articulate and organized due to help from her advisor. Some of us do not want to know any more about Sarah than we know now. We really do not need to buy the book if we are not Palin lovers because the contents will be well reported by the media.

    September 30, 2009 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  4. MN Resident

    Governor Palin-The human Rorschach Test-You get out of whar what you care to see, as most of the comments on her over the last several months have shown.....

    September 30, 2009 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  5. cindy

    what is amazing, "amazing" is the stupidity in the remark that the libs fear Palin. the only thing they fear is that someone so idiotic could actually be considered for an office as high as vp. she would ruin this country in a heartbeat and don't worry, the potus will show how good he is for this country in a few months to a year and palin will show how really shallow and what an opportunist she is. we do not fear her to all you who are parroting what some bozo started. what is to fear.

    September 30, 2009 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  6. Adalbert

    Amazing how many of Sarah's followers can read. May be.

    September 30, 2009 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  7. joe cnn

    Wow its so hard to think my nabors got so popular go Todd & Sarah

    September 30, 2009 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  8. docwatson

    ...to paraphrase the Bard (some of you may recall that reference)....'a tale, as told by an idiot, signyfying nothing'....

    September 30, 2009 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  9. Antonio

    I wonder if ex-Governor Palin has even read it yet.

    September 30, 2009 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  10. ron

    WHAT A SCAM!! Republicans are such suckers, lol.

    September 30, 2009 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  11. Confused

    So a book that noone has read or reviewed yet is a best-seller already, even though it won't be out until November?
    All this proves is that Palin is going to make some serious bank off of this, even if the book is a heap of garbage, and that Conservatives are not informed consumers.

    September 30, 2009 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  12. in WI

    Go Sarah! GO make yourself look like more of an idiot!

    September 30, 2009 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  13. Patty in the CA mountains

    Everyone wants to see the wreck....I personally wouldn't spend a dime, no a penny, to read anything from this woman's brain....I was gonna say anything she wrote, but we all know better than to think she actually wrote it. If she did it must be a ramble-fest.

    September 30, 2009 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  14. Mike Pittsburgh

    It seems to me that if Sarah Palin was really that dumb, idiotic, inarticulate (pick your adjective), then the Democrats would love for her to be front and center of the Republican party. The fact that they desperately want her to just go away tells me that she is someone they fear. I won't defend the hatred I believe the Republicans often spew at the democrats and their policies, but the hatred flung at Sarah Palin or the people who might be inclined to buy her book is just as out of line.

    September 30, 2009 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  15. joe momma

    The audacity of it all...

    September 30, 2009 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  16. Republicans are the American Taliban

    Why Cnn...is this in the Political Ticker? What political office does Palin hold? This should be in your Entertainment section....what could a quitter who pals around with communists possibly tell us besides tips on changing the tires on your motorhome....

    September 30, 2009 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  17. Shawn - GA

    This President has very nicely shifted those in the center to the right.

    No one will go anywhere near the left for quite some time, this is what GWB did to the right. The Bush effect is long since passing and the approval rating of President Obama has made that clear. America has had enough of blaming backwards and they are standing up and holding this President accountable.

    So say all the hateful things you want on both sides, all you are doing making yourselves look stupid for being so filled with hate.

    God Bless America, her people and her President

    September 30, 2009 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  18. shushu

    GOPrs are gonna get all the 1.5 million copies that way they make look like its best seller.
    this woman is such a joke

    September 30, 2009 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  19. Mat

    Wow, 432 pages of pop-up pictures? Sweet.

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

    Palin's memoir is a best seller?

    NOW I'M CONVINCED THAT AMERICA IS STUPID.....

    September 30, 2009 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  21. Jarrett

    I hear there's an unusual spike in crayon sales too.

    September 30, 2009 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  22. Jamie - NY

    I can't wait for buying it at first day of selling.

    September 30, 2009 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  23. Smoii

    As long as there're still ones who believe Obama can do any good, there will be more people who believe Sarah can do better. The stupidity level is the same on both sides.

    September 30, 2009 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  24. Judy, Salem, Oregon

    If all the people posting here think that Sarah Palin is irrelevant, why do they spend so much time posting comments about her. Any story about her, no matter how minor, triggers hundreds of comments from people who claim they don't care a thing about what she does. If you don't like her, stop commenting on stories and don't buy her book. It's the number of comments posted that continue to make her relevant and increases the # of stories about her, thereby making her most relevant. People who dislike her seem to hang on every word she says, all the while claiming she is not bright and ignorant. I think this continues to prove how bright and relevant she really is! I'm guessing many people will post in answer to this observation, thereby proving my theory that you really DO care about Sarah Palin.

    September 30, 2009 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  25. Anthony

    She's gonna be a great politician... she'll be George W Bush #2. Look out America, great future ahead when she's sitting in the White House... SCARY THOUGHT !!

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