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Going Rogue: An American Life
Going Rogue An American Life
Author: Sarah Palin
From her humble beginnings to her time in the spotlight as the first female Republican Vice Presidential candidate,Sarah Palin has led an extraordinary life. Going Rogue will recount her political experiences,her time as Mayor of Wasilla and as the first female governor of Alaska,as well as her rapid rise on the national stage during the 2008 ca...  more
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ISBN-13: 9780061939891
ISBN-10: 0061939897
Publication Date: 11/17/2009
Pages: 432
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.

3.2 stars, based on 182 ratings
Publisher: Harpercollins
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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BORING!!!!! I made it 125 pages until I started skimming and then gave up altogether. It started out well enough, but it lost my attention after she was elected governor. Rest assured, she has never done anything wrong, she is a wonderful mother, politician (even though she is so unconventional that she is not a politician at all) and wonderful human being. That being said, regardless of her political aspirations etc, I think she is just a regular person who got caught up in a lifestyle she was not ready for. I attempted the read because I though she was just a rregular person, but I think some Washington has seeped in, especially given she almost broke her arm patting herself on the back!
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Governor Palin was obviously unprepared for the national political scene, but vice versa. The best part of the book for me was her take on the 2008 campaign and the way McCain's team (not necessarily McCain, himself) essentially threw her under the bus. The first 2/3 of the book is her biography, which is very interesting when she describes growing up in Alaska, but kind of tedious when she details the political scene in that state. Keeping in mind that this is her personal spin on everything, it is obvious that there is much more to her story than is being shared, probably because of her future aspirations.

At times she is all sour grapes, especially when she discusses her infamous interview with Katie Couric. And her jabs at Obama (mild), Democrats, the media and vegans show a general disrespect for those with which she disagrees. She is not as venomous as Ann Coulter, but Palin speaks with the voice of a divider and not a uniter. She also showcases her thin grasp of both the political process and global affairs throughout the second half of the book. But her compassion for special needs children and her pledge to have government do more for them makes one believe she might be able to effect a positive change in that sphere, should she choose to focus on that important work.

I was interested in her story because I wanted to get it straight from her and not from the national media she so abhors (a somewhat justified position). Whether or not the reader is a political supporter of Gov. Palin, her story is quite fascinating.
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I loved this book! Sarah Palin is an engaging writer and her story is inspiring. I now have the audio version of this book and will listen to it over and over. I wish all potential political figures had to write a book like this. Then I would know who I was really voting for.

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My friend Ron likes the cute pictures of Todd on the inside and the back cover.
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It had some fine points, but not uber exciting.
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It lets the reader see a side of her that the media distorted. A good read.

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