Monday, September 28, 2009

Going Rogue: An American Life


Sounds like Sarah Palin wanted to call the new book "An American Life and the Publisher wanted "Going Rogue" and so they compromised.

The official announcement about the new book will come tomorrow. But Politico has the story today -

Publication is being moved up from spring to Nov. 17 in order to catch the holiday book-buying season. The former Alaska governor has been in huge demand as a speaker, and continues to harvest a bounty of media attention.

A mammoth first printing of 1.5 million copies has been ordered — the same first run as “True Compass,” the memoir of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy.


Even with the pre-announcement, the back orders of the book are setting records.

Here is more from our man Andrew Malcolm at the LA Times -

The book is so delicious and revealing -- according to the publisher, who might just have a stake in ginning up excitement over this -- they are moving up the publication date.

"Going Rogue: An American Life" will now go on sale on Nov. 17.

So everyone can get copies as Thanksgiving presents.

Harper publisher Jonathan Burnham says the ex-governor obviously invested herself deeply -- and also quite quickly -- in penning the 400-page volume, and it contains "fascinating details."

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Even with the pre-announcement, the back orders of the book are setting records.


WHY DO I SUSPECT THE RIGHT WING IS BUYING HER BOOKS BY THE BOXFUL AND GIVING THEM AWAY--LIKE THEY DO WITH ANN COULTER?

Michael April said...

"WHY DO I SUSPECT THE RIGHT WING IS BUYING HER BOOKS BY THE BOXFUL AND GIVING THEM AWAY--LIKE THEY DO WITH ANN COULTER?"

Because your suspicions are the fantasies of the left.

Your real nightmare is the 2 million number is correct and that 20 million copies are going to be sold.

Anonymous said...

I feel sorry for the booksellers.

Anonymous said...

IT IS INTERESTING TO SEE WHICH POLITICIANS GET AIR PLAY FROM THE CORPORATE MEDIA.

THEY LOVE SARAH PALIN--AND SHE LOVES THE CORPORATIONS...
ESPECIALLY THE HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANIES THAT STICK IT TO US WITH THEIR PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS, SYY-HIGH PREMIUMS, OBSCENELY-OVERPAID EXECUTIVES, AND DISCRIMINATION AGAINST MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES. NEXT TIME SOMEONE GOES POSTAL AND SHOOTS PEOPLE AT WORK, THINK OF POLITICIANS LIKE SARAH WHO JUST LOVE THOSE INSURANCE COMPANIES..
.AND TELL US GOVERNMENT SHOULD STAY OUT OF INSURANCE.

Carmela said...

Merriam Webster defines Rogue as:

1 : vagrant, tramp
2 : a dishonest or worthless person : scoundrel
3 : a mischievous person : scamp
4 : a horse inclined to shirk or misbehave
5 : an individual exhibiting a chance and usually inferior biological variation

Mona March said...

YIKES!

Sarah should have looked the word up FIRST.

An approppriate word choice, nonetheless...

Anonymous said...

CARMELA: LOL

Etob said...

Love Sarah Palin. God bless her. Ya know their is a verse I believe in: No Weapon formed against you will prosper and every tongue that that rises in judgement against you will be condemned-that is the heritage of the saints of the Lord.

Anonymous said...

Are all Sarah supporters bible nuts?

Anonymous said...

Wow. She's just like the "Prayer of Jabez". Did you buy that one, too?

Anonymous said...

What did P.T. Barnum say..."A sucker is born every minute." What charities do you think Sarah will be donating her profits to?

Anonymous said...

Look up "going rogue" in the urban dictionary. What is Sarah trying to tell us?

Anonymous said...

Look up "going rogue" in the urban dictionary. What is Sarah trying to tell us?


MY EYES JUST ABOUT BURNED UP READING THAT. I'M GETTING OUT OF THE SARAH PALIN FAN CLUB TODAY! THAT HUSSY!

Michael April said...

"MY EYES JUST ABOUT BURNED UP READING THAT. I'M GETTING OUT OF THE SARAH PALIN FAN CLUB TODAY! THAT HUSSY!"

Good Bye, nice to see you go.

Anonymous said...

"MY EYES JUST ABOUT BURNED UP READING THAT. I'M GETTING OUT OF THE SARAH PALIN FAN CLUB TODAY! THAT HUSSY!"

Good Bye, nice to see you go.

MICHAEL...TO THINK THAT EARLIER TODAY, YOU SAID YOU AGREED WITH ME. :(

Michael April said...

Anonymous
"MICHAEL...TO THINK THAT EARLIER TODAY, YOU SAID YOU AGREED WITH ME. :("

I did earlier; about what you said.

Concerning this:
I accept the provocative symantics of the title as meaning aberrant or independent, straying from the norm not vagrant, dishonest, etc, etc. .

Anonymous said...

Michael,

Not me. I accept these definitions:

1 : vagrant, tramp
2 : a dishonest or worthless person : scoundrel

QR4J said...

I pre-ordered two copies, one for myself and one to give as a Christmas present. I don't have the $$ to give copies away by the boxful.

Michael April said...

Anonymous
Off course you do, I didn't expect otherwise.

Anonymous said...

I pre-ordered two copies, one for myself and one to give as a Christmas present. I don't have the $$ to give copies away by the boxful.

OBVIOUSLY, YOU DON'T. THE CORPORATE ELITE DO THOUGH...THE REAGAN REVOLUTION HAS MADE THEM FILTHY RICH, AND THEY WANT TO STAY THAT WAY.

Mona March said...

Doesn't "Going Rogue" mean not wearing any panties?