September 30th, 2009
05:42 PM ET
13 years ago

Palin's book shoots to No. 1

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="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'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. Thomas, AK

    Yeah Right.... Most of proably "bulk" sells.... The title itself tells you what sort of person she is.... Just an idiot period.

    September 30, 2009 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  2. C'est moi

    Obviously, there are plenty out there who are eager to read Sarah Palin's book. Those who have no intention of reading it – fine. It's a free country and no one will force you to read it. But not reading it also means you lose all credibility when it comes to commenting about the book, so all your "it must come with crayons" and "must be a pop-up book" comments only reveal you to be uninformed fools.

    September 30, 2009 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  3. urban

    Please Sarah...just go away!!!!!!

    September 30, 2009 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  4. BCO

    She'll probably quit writing it before it is finished...

    September 30, 2009 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  5. Mike in MN

    I can't wait to buy it. As soon as I finish reading Glenn Beck's book 'Arguing With Idiots' I will read Palin's new book. I'm so greatful that there are still people in the nation like Palin and Beck who believe in the greatness of America and understand we are great because of individual freedoms.

    September 30, 2009 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  6. MRT

    These comments from both sides make me sick.. Who could dare say they are proud to be Americans after reading all this hatred You may not think much of us Canadians but at least we are civil.How many would write these things if their name and city had to be published...COWARDS..........

    September 30, 2009 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  7. Chris - Denver

    Well, I had already lost all faith in the book-buying public since Michelle Malkin, Bill O'Reilly, Glenn Beck, Ann Coulter and the rest of the right wing imbecile squad regularly frequent the top of the NYT best-seller list. Why would you use the wonderful gift of reading to go out and make yourself dumber?

    September 30, 2009 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  8. themoi

    Surely it should be named "Politics for Dummies by Dummies"

    September 30, 2009 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  9. Peter

    If anyone wants to read it please, go ahead! but me and my house we will never read it. Oops my goats needs something to chew!

    September 30, 2009 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  10. kim

    I dont know why it would shoot to no.1 .We all know she didnt pick up a pen and paper and start writing. shes too dumb. It would be like reading someone elses book.

    September 30, 2009 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  11. starzzguitar

    I love how the libs are SCARED of Sarah Palin! They think conservatives are idiots. Well, conservatives think liberals are idiots. The only difference is, they can PROVE that liberals are idiots.

    September 30, 2009 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  12. Farrell in Houston

    Todd Palin must be laughing all the way to the bank and he doesn't have a high school diploma. People, you've been had big time.

    September 30, 2009 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  13. just behind Glenn Beck's "Arguing with Idiots"

    so Palin's book is selling to someone

    I'm guessing there is a warehouse in western texas that is filling up with boxes of her book paid for by Palin PAC

    September 30, 2009 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  14. Expat American

    The book should have been called:

    "Stick your chin out, prove yourself to be an unread unintelligent folksy slack jaw, call yourself a pit bull with lipstick and then cry sexism when you get whipped like a government mule...oh and blame your bigotry on your American Conservative Bastardization of European Christianity"

    September 30, 2009 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  15. Mitch

    I hope it's a picture book so her supporters can 'read' it. I'm not sure they have that skill yet. Better yet, I heard Palin had to have it read back to her because the writers used words with two or more syllables.

    And these are the same people who call Democrats 'kool aid' drinkers because they support the president. At least Obama has an IQ higher than his shoe size.

    September 30, 2009 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  16. Chet in Dallas

    Who are these mindless sorts who criticize a great, and bold woman? Of course, they believe that it would be better to vote for a community organizer who never managed anything as PRESIDENT rather than a dynamic Governor for Vice President. Most of us see this for what it is-attack anyone's character who threatens the far left. Go back and read about Stalin, Chavez, Castro, and a thousand other despots. Same tactics. We are not fooled-and we won't be in the 2010 elections either.

    September 30, 2009 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  17. Marty, Grand Rapids MI

    I should get into the business of taking advantage of the 21% of the population that thought George Bush was doing a good job. I would just make things up and contradict myself all the time. Really, as long as I'm fanning the flames and saying what they want to hear, I'll make millions.

    September 30, 2009 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  18. Gerald

    The poor libs will have to live through weeks of their precious MSNBC trying to bash the Sarah success. Sorry for you hateful socialist idiots, "If you are young and not a liberal, you have no heart. If you are old and not a conservative, you have no brain."
    –Winston Churchill

    September 30, 2009 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  19. dave

    only in the USA!!

    September 30, 2009 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  20. Wake Up

    Liberals don't buy books anyway, they only listen to moveon, and read basement blogs of jobless people who live in their parents basements. I love reading how programmed the libs are. It's such a joke, that it's understandable why they need govt. to manage their lives.

    September 30, 2009 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  21. ICARE

    Ah the beauty of America!! There's a place for everyone and we all dotn have to be cloned to look like the same sheep.

    I, for one, love her but will never endorse her for the #1 position of the land.

    God bless our diversity and God help us to come together to make this a great country!

    September 30, 2009 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  22. John C

    It's no surprise that Palin fans will buy the book with no idea what is in it. Whatever it say's does not really matter. They don't lover her for the things she says and does, and the facts just get in the way anyway. I am sure a lot of them will buy it and never bother to read it, just to blindly support her. As dumb as Palin is, her followers reach a new level of ignorance everyday.

    September 30, 2009 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  23. ConsiderThis-FL

    Perverted capitalism. Only in America. No limit to what people will buy.

    September 30, 2009 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  24. Sniffit

    Besides, it's well known that the GOP and conservatives have rich benefactors buy up huge allotments of these books. It's been revealed with espect to morons like Coulter etc. It gives the impression that the person who wrote it or about whom it was written is popular and their ideas are least, it gives the GOP and neocons the ammo to make such a silly claim. I think it's safe to say we can chalk this one up to our society's morbid fascination with self-destructive idiocy tho...buying the book much like they would slow down while passing a car accident in hopes of getting a glimpse of one of the mangled bodies.

    September 30, 2009 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  25. Money, Money, Money!!!

    It's all about money for Sarah Palin. Plain and simple. She is the BIGGEST OPPORTUNIST ever. She should be ashame of herself and to hear her speak about Christian values.

    September 30, 2009 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
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