March 4th, 2010
10:47 AM ET
5 years ago

Palin signs second book deal

Sarah Palin is writing a second book to be released by Harper Collins.
Sarah Palin is writing a second book to be released by Harper Collins.

(CNN) - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, whose 2009 memoir "Going Rogue" remains a New York Times bestseller four months after it was released, has signed on to write a book about "America's virtues and strengths."

The yet-to-be-named book - appearing to have trappings fit for an aspiring political candidate - will be a reflection on "the key values - both national and spiritual - that have been such a profound part of her life and which continue to inform her vision of the future," according to publisher Harper Collins.

The book will also feature "selections from classic and contemporary readings" that have inspired the former Republican vice presidential nominee.

Harper Collins, which published "Going Rogue," was mum on how much money Palin is receiving for the book. A financial disclosure form last fall revealed she was paid $1.25 million by the publisher as a retainer.

Like "Going Rogue," Palin's latest book was negotiated by Robert Barnett, the high-profile Washington lawyer who has sealed lucrative deals for a number of high-profile politicians, most recently newly-elected Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown.


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  1. Ken in NC

    You mean her Ghost writer is writing a second book. I wonder if the Wasilla Thriller is going to learn to read now.

    March 4, 2010 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  2. gl, From Pittsburgh

    What a joke. There is nothing left to write about. Just waste of paper.

    March 4, 2010 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  3. Crazy Harry

    She can read?

    March 4, 2010 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  4. Mitch Eisenman

    So her new book will feature "selections from classic and contemporary readings". Cool. I can't wait to see which pop-up books she chooses.

    March 4, 2010 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  5. Crazy Harry

    a fool and his money are soon parted

    March 4, 2010 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  6. kmp

    The book will have selections of Classic and contemporary reading that have inspired her. Well there you go now we really know that this book is Ghost written by someone else.

    March 4, 2010 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  7. bravado in boston

    hahahahahahahaha....the selections from classical and contenpoary readings she's done will be a hoot! She was unaware of the issued with "The Koreas". with the Bush Doctrine, with newspapers, etc. This outta be a hoot!

    I know, it will all be done "in tongues"!

    hahahahahahahahahahahahaha

    ROFL!

    March 4, 2010 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  8. El Gordo

    Sarah Palin is an example of fabulous good luck. This gal has no brains, no talent, and no exceptional qualities. She is a pathological liar and narcissistic. She is kind of cute.

    Her life goes to prove that you don't get what you deserve in this life.

    March 4, 2010 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  9. Chas in Iowa

    Is she going to write this one herself or hire someone else like the last one.

    March 4, 2010 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  10. Dar

    Good for you Sarah, I hope you write in your book about how stupid people vote Democraps into office then cry it isnt my fault that we dont have food on the table.
    I guess they should learn to hunt!
    Good luck sweetie

    March 4, 2010 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  11. Joseph

    Go Sarah, you seems to be able to continuously kick those rears of liberal extremists or elites who claim to have an IQ of 200!

    March 4, 2010 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  12. Irma in North Carolina

    She will just be telling the writer a bunch of hate and lies like she did in her last book and her fllowers and the tea party gang will be going broke and buy all the books to make her sales look good. She ought to be home taking care of her children. Poor Papa Todd what does he think of this all no wife or mother around. He could get a big child support from Sarah if he ever decides to get out of Sarahs life.

    March 4, 2010 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  13. if I was crazy, I'd be a conservative too

    I can hardly wait to see who will write it for her.

    March 4, 2010 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  14. Tamera

    Enough CNN, this should not be on the political ticker, put PALIN in her place, entertainment for old white men.

    March 4, 2010 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  15. Linda Kelly

    I can not believe that people really read anthing this woman writes, or claims to write. I feel that she is an insult to intelligent woman of the world.

    March 4, 2010 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  16. HJA

    She didn't write the first book! She is really cashing in on her nutcase followers. They can't see how they are being used. ChaChing$$$$$

    "The book will also feature "selections from classic and contemporary readings" that have inspired the former Republican vice presidential nominee."

    Oh I see now!!!! Cut and paste!!!!

    March 4, 2010 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  17. Dumbasrocks [R]s

    TWIT.

    Given her rightwing leanings, I'm assumimng this book deal is about BURNING books. Her first book isn't worth the toilet paper it was written on.

    March 4, 2010 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  18. GI Joe

    Oh Good Gawd. Like the poor idiots don't need their money to buy food and clothes for their children. Oh well – she must get rich somehow.

    March 4, 2010 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  19. Tina, NC

    Palin writing about virtues and values? LMAO! One days she's going to actually pick a topic she knows something about.

    March 4, 2010 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  20. Waldo

    It's frightening that America has reached a point where a dullard like Sarah Palin is considered, by some, to be some sort of sage. I'll go to her for advice on morals, virtues, and values right after I contact Stevie Wonder to help me pick out a color of housepaint. Why can't people see through this woman?

    The Republican party has no credibility anymore. They've jumped the barracuda.

    March 4, 2010 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  21. VAVoter

    She is "you betcha"ing all the way to the bank and you numbskulls keep on financing her bank rolls. You have been taken for a ride by someone who doesn't know diddly about much of anything. lol. Its hilarious to watch.

    March 4, 2010 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  22. carrie

    This is a joke , right?

    March 4, 2010 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  23. hello!

    CNN paid liberal bloggers will EXPLODE today :)

    Palin 2012 :)

    March 4, 2010 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  24. EDDIE

    I wonder if she will use the money she get's from speaking engagements to buy her book so she can get the royalties from it.I mean her books only cost 2.95 ea and you can find them in the children section at your local book store and don't forget Walmart.

    March 4, 2010 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  25. David in Houston

    Awesome!

    More kindling for the fire!

    March 4, 2010 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
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