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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soundoff (94 Responses)
  1. RLS-Ohio

    Oh is there no end to this nonsense and who is crazy enough to waste money on anything this kook puts into print!LOL!

    March 4, 2010 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  2. Sarah

    OMG! Please no. This woman has done enough damage already.

    March 4, 2010 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  3. A keen observer

    What a joke! She can't write and the only virtues Sarah knows about is putting herself first and playing the victim.

    March 4, 2010 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  4. Lee

    I wonder if Sarah's idea of "writing about America's virtues and strengths" translates roughly to "slam anything I don't agree with."

    March 4, 2010 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  5. madmatt

    Will she tell us how to protect ourselves from witches like they do at her church?

    March 4, 2010 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  6. Doug Kennedy

    Which "selections from classic and contemporary readings?" All of them.

    March 4, 2010 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  7. david, CA

    Dear God! Please inspire Sarah to run again for President so that she can prove once again what a loser she and the GOP is.
    Amen

    March 4, 2010 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  8. Duck Fallas

    Selections from classic and contemporary readings.

    Really? Which ones?

    All of them!

    March 4, 2010 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  9. Dr Matrix

    She should learn to read before she writes, don'tcha think?

    March 4, 2010 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  10. double standard

    You have got to be kidding me..She has NOTHING to offer ! Stay home and take care of your family !

    March 4, 2010 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  11. John

    Selections from readings from a person that does not read? Two books from some one whos sole accomplishment was half a term as Governor of Alaska?

    Her cult memebers will buy it so why not tak ethier money. A fool and his money....

    March 4, 2010 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  12. YohY

    This woman is NEVER going away, is she?

    March 4, 2010 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  13. Robert

    No doubt Palin cultists will snap it up - and she will continue cashing in on the gullibility of her followers, laughing all the way to the bank.

    March 4, 2010 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  14. Sarah Palin is Stupid

    Will she actually write the book herself or dictate her broken vocabulary to an author?

    March 4, 2010 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  15. CF

    Couldn't fit enough lies and blame in one book, Sarah?
    Are you actually going to write this one yourself this time?

    March 4, 2010 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  16. Ron in California

    Good for her...Keep driving the lefties nuts! The more they squeal about her the richer she gets.

    March 4, 2010 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  17. Repugnants are Taliban

    Like anyone with a brain read the first one, only idiots read books written by morons and when it comes to morons this woman is the most moronic person in the world.

    March 4, 2010 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  18. Just sayin'

    Title of 2nd book: "Gone Braindead"

    What more could she have to babble about that anyone would want to spend money on to read???

    March 4, 2010 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  19. Sniffit

    What a complete sham. She hasn't read a gum wrapper, let alone "selections from classic and contemporary readings," in at least 20 years. They'll ghost write something borderline coherent, even if it's truly just delusional ideological gibberish, and she'll take credit for it, claiming "see? I read stuff and have informed opinions!" Then we'll have to continune watching her traipse around the country doing media spots to promote the book and herself in preparation for her 2012 limp for POTUS and not one, NOT ONE, "news" media personality will have the cajones to ask her a tough question about her supposedly cast well-read knowledge so we can hear her word salad response that proves what a sham it all is. I call shenanigans.

    March 4, 2010 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  20. Randolph Carter, I'm no expert but....

    "Return of the Shrieking Cow" Now available at a fine bookseller near you! Have a nice day!

    March 4, 2010 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  21. A Political GED

    Despite her lies to the contrary it sounds like she is beginning to CRAM for the 2012 Presidential exam.

    She is looking to float trial balloons that allow her to take the "test" several times so that when 2012 gets here she will have flip flopped to the most palatable positions.

    March 4, 2010 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  22. rick

    When will that women go away.

    March 4, 2010 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  23. Texas Jack

    Again supporters of change this woman knows how to change things. Unlike the moron who now is still trying to push a health program that will destroy medicare, medicaid, and the welfare programs that benenfit most of you supporters. But alas, you are so backwards you can not see the blue sky above the white clounds. PALIN 2012.

    March 4, 2010 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  24. Fair is Fair

    In the spirit of the recently concluded Olympic Games, medals will be awarded to commentors as follows:

    Bronze – to the first poster who comments "I'll use it to level out one of the legs on my couch".

    Silver – to the first poster who comments "I'll keep it in my bathroom in case I run out of toilet paper".

    Gold – to the first poster who comments "Does it come with crayons?"

    Let the games begin.

    March 4, 2010 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  25. lilacluvr

    Palin is using a high-profile Washington lawyer? I thought Palin was not a Washington insider? Sounds suspicious to me. I find it humorous to think her book will also feature selections from classic and contemporary readings that have inspired her. Let's see, the last time she was asked what she likes to read she stammered and could not specifically name anything. Maybe this time around she has those answers on the palm of her hand?

    March 4, 2010 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
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