Wednesday, 11 November 2009

First look at Sarah Palin's book "Going Rogue"!

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Here is the very first report about Sarah Palin's book "Going Rogue".

Mark Halperin from Time Magazine writes:

Based on discussions with various sources who have seen or been briefed on the book's contents, here's what you can expect from “Going Rogue”:

* just five chapters—but they are very, very long.
* some score settling with McCain aides she believes ill-served her (names will be named).
* a hearty bashing of the national media.
* an account of how her upbringing shaped her maverick sensibilities.
* a testimonial to the importance of faith in her life.
* a warm and personal tone, written in Palin's own voice, despite the involvement of a collaborator.

Two things not in the book:


* Don't look for hefty policy prescriptions.

* Once source who has seen “Going Rogue” says it does not include an index. That would give Palin a subtle revenge on the party's Washington establishment, whose members tend to flip to the back pages and scan for their own names. If they want to know what Sarah Palin has to say about them, they will have to buy the book—and read the whole thing.

Five chapters? No index? Sounds pretty mavericky to me. Nothing about Levi so far? Well, in just a few days, we will know more.


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58 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a joke. It's 5 chapters long? I guess it will be in big print, too?

Anonymous said...

It is mostly photos?

Anonymous said...

Rumor has it that crayons are included......

Anonymous said...

What no Levi?

Did someone just not want to go there?

Anonymous said...

****Once source who has seen “Going Rogue” says it does not include an index. That would give Palin a subtle revenge on the party's Washington establishment, whose members tend to flip to the back pages and scan for their own names. If they want to know what Sarah Palin has to say about them, they will have to buy the book—and read the whole thing.***

I love that part.

MAKE THEM BUY THE BOOK.

Anonymous said...

They probably know that it will just be a case of Sarah bitching and complaining and won't bother to buy the book.

Anonymous said...

If it's only 5 chapters, and the summary is above, someone can create an index and post it on the Internet. Ha ha. (Or at least the parts related to McCain's aides!)

lilyf said...

chapter 1: The makings of a maverick, or A Childhood in Christ centered Wasilla

chapter 2: Jesus loves me the best because I can play basketball

chapter 3: I become Mayor because Jesus loves me the best

Chapter 4: I become Governor because Jesus loves me the best

Chapter 5: I become Queen Esther, but the mainstream media doesn't understand that Jesus loves me the best

Anonymous said...

No index? Real professional Sarah. Five chapters? No wonder she finished in a month. The truth is Sarah does not have much to say. She is a very shallow person. She believes in small government and personal freedoms (whatever that means) and liberty and God (her version of God). Over and over and over again and that will be in the book along with Ronald Reagan also too.

Lilybart said...

I hope she pisses off some of McCain's people to the point where they spill.

CC said...

Curious that there is no mention of Levi. I'm starting to wonder if the National Enquirer story on the "trashing of Levi" was a plant....

The tentacles of her handlers extend very far.

Disillusioned C

SoCalWolfGal said...

Who on earth writes what is supposed to be a serious book with no index?! Well, let's be generous here that would just be too much like work and we all know how lazy Palin is. I love it that the Sarah Coloring Book is out selling her book. LOL.

HistoryGoddess said...

No index? Well, since novels don't have them, that's probably right. Very calculating, though, on someone's part. Indexing a document is a click on a button in Word.

That Mrs. Palin...she's so smart- quite the little businesswoman- or another word that starts with B.

Darn you McCain (and Dobson, et al.)

Anonymous said...

I wonder how much of the book will cover her high school basketball "career". Ah, the glory days. It was high school, Sarah. It was high school basketball. It was high school girls' basketball...in the 1980s. I played girls' high school basketball in the 1980s. It was no big deal and it was a long time ago. How sad that you have to relive your glory days of high school and we all have to witness it.

I will not buy this book. Instead, I'm going to buy a couple of children's books and donate them to my local library. Maybe one of those books will be something about someone having two mommies.

jk

Anonymous said...

Novels have no index..

ella said...

"Palin is no longer the great hope of her party. Her image is tarnished by gossip media's fascination with her and her family -- especially Levi Johnston, the teenage father of her infant grandson, who has proved indiscreet with reporters eager for sordid details."

http://www.dailyfinance.com/2009/11/10/sarah-palins-memoir-why-the-math-might-not-add-up-for-harperco/2#comments

Anonymous said...

Rats...I wanted to hear her thoughts on Iran and nuclear disarmament.

She said in Hong Kong the entire problem with financial situation was too many regulations. G8 financial experts all say too little regulation. Who should we believe?... the pros or a moron ex governor?

Anonymous said...

I will not buy this book. Instead, I'm going to buy a couple of children's books and donate them to my local library. Maybe one of those books will be something about someone having two mommies.

jk


What a great idea. You have convinced me to do the same.

Anonymous said...

Could Sarah Palin's press conference announcing her quitting (Yay!) have been any more unprofessional? I mean really, wearing those awful red sandals with her trademark big buttoned suit? Talking about fridge magnets and dead fish? Her last strike at the awful media as they were no doubt on their way to their 4th of July plans, she drops a fantastic bombshell and makes them work on a holiday weekend. And where were those 2 daughters of hers Bris and Willow, not supporting their mom, only poor old Piper was to be seen mothering Trig.

Anonymous said...

I always find it pathetic when grown adults who are 45, relive their high school sports days, Really? do you not have anything better going on in your life? oh that's right we are talking about palin

Anonymous said...

She's joined the tabloid circus!

Anonymous said...

Sarah's wheel is turning, but the hamster is dead.

Anonymous said...

Only about 40,000 pre-orders!
That book has not appeared on any bestseller list, yet. Watch the NY Times list .. if it gets onto that, look for the dagger off to the side. The dagger signifies bulk sales, which are books that are given away.

Anonymous said...

Some more thoughts about "Going Rogue" (my thoughts, not facts):

There were more chapters, but thanks to several letters from Rex Butler, the one about Levi & Bristol was tossed out. HC legal advised that they would not be able to defend that chapter in court.

There were more chapters, but thanks to HC legal dept., the details of Trig's extraordinary birth were removed. HC legal said that they received letters from a doctor and hospital in Wasilla, and Alaska Airlines. They would not want to defend that chapter in court, so it was pulled.

There was going to be an index but Sarah didn't know how to spell all of those names.

There was also, too a chapter about political philosophy and how basketball and beauty pageants shaped Sarah's world view. Unfortunately, as Sarah went "rogue" and strayed off of her talking points, the chapter lost its focus, and seemed to wander down the cul de sac's of rhetoric.

Sarah wanted to include a chapter of her face book posts and tweets, but Lynn Vincent was sick that day.
Sarah is saving them for the sequel, which will also included "Tweets from the Bus" and "Face Book Posts I wanted to post but the GOP stabbed me in the back, again, also, too."

The most interesting chapter is titled, "Governor of the State of Alaska." Unfortunately, it is only half written, and there are several blank pages.

pacos_gal said...

The book sounds like a huge bore.

No index, only 5 chapters, just move it over to the fiction discount rack and move on.

Oops, it's already been discounted by both Walmart and Amazon. Well, based upon what Mark Halperin has said, I can see why it's basically a nonstarter.

Good luck at Sams Club Sarah.

Anonymous said...

Rupert Murdoch may not have cared about the book making money. His "loss" could just be an easy, legal way to slip her some money in the hopes of having some influence over her in the future. Too bad for him that she quit and is becoming a laughingstock.

wv=fackiid fakey ID

sjk from the belly of the plane said...

5 chapters? why? cause God gave me 5 fingers, and there are 5 branches of the military, also too.

Anonymous said...

It's time to debunk the star basketball player story. Frank Carney, formerly of Wasilla, told Salon that Sarah Palin got the 'barracuda' nickname by sucking up to the coach and dissing the other girls. Her goal was to get playing time that unwarranted by her ability.

The story of the winning score in the championship game is also bogus.

When Greta went to the house, Todd essentially told her, "don't go there," when Greta inquired about her basketball stats, because the stats don't support the myth.

Anonymous said...

Great idea about donating books to a local library. You have inspired me to buy some books and donate them to an inner city school's library.

sjk from the belly of the plane said...

fiction? more like science fiction/fantasy.

"How can I set my default e-mail on my BB to Yahoo mail?

Anonymous said...

Here is an interesting article about Harper Collin's finances and Sarah's book:

http://www.dailyfinance.com/2009/11/10/sarah-palins-memoir-why-the-math-might-not-add-up-for-harperco/

Anonymous said...

She is acting like Carrie Prejean here, with the attacks on the press and McCain's people. She wants to be perceived as a victim when the truth is much different.

What she calls "going rogue" is actually an inability to play on a team.

Anonymous said...

Most people interested in this book will either borrow it or be satisfied with printed excerpts. Everyone but her bots knows she is an airhead.

Anonymous said...

It has 6 chapters & an epilogue. That is almost 7!

Anonymous said...

I agree with the some of the previous commenters: I think there might have been a little last-minute cuttin' and a-slashin' on this book to avoid legal issues. And I believe the topic we most want to hear about will NOT even be mentioned. This is a puff piece hastily written for a quick (and hopefully shrinking) profit.

Anonymous said...

The book tour through 'Real America' makes sense now that the pre-order numbers are known to be so small. They hope to boost sales in the best market for the book.

Flop. Epic Fail.

Anonymous said...

Five is Sarah's luck number
5 kids???
5 years to finish college
5 colleges
5 people on a basketball team
5 Sarah's IQ

Anonymous said...

I TRULY doubt that the lack of an index is some divine masterplan.

Indexes are very very time-consuming to create. Even with computer help this step is one of the very last and can only be done when all the pages are edited and stamped in stone.

(Edit a few sentences here and there and that throws all page numbers off and would potentially throw off every single index item.) So it can't be done until the last second.

And chances are, that this book was still being edited up to the last second since it was compiled so hastily. So for a very long book that was whipped out this fast, it's most likely that there is no index because there was no time. Not because it was a stroke of rogue brilliance.

Anonymous said...

6 chapters...(with sub chapters as well)

"Trig Truthers" gets a small mention & she sticks to her "boy parts" story.

Zzzzzzzzzzzzz! as far as books go, it is exactly what we thought it would be. Cream puff!

No surprises unfortunetly.

Anonymous said...

Five chapters and 400 pages, phew!

I do get tickled though at the thought of at least 100 pages that will no doubt discuss her high school basketball prowess. It's like she's Al Bundy. You know, he scored 4 touchdowns in a single game and all ...

Patrick said...

New Post up !!

Anonymous said...

Anon @22:46. You're right about compiling an index. I worked for over fifteen years as an editor/project manager for a publisher, and the index was always the least favorite and most time-consuming of my tasks--even after the new-fangled computer-generated indexing function supposedly simplified the process. But that in no way excuses Palin/Vincent/HarperCollins: They were either being lazy or, more likely, were doing a rush job to get the book into print before problem child Palin's star faded completely. The latter seems to be the case, as reports today indicate low sales numbers for "Going Rogue" (yipee!).

Anonymous said...

You know what happens when a chapter is too long? You start flicking the pages to see how far you have to read until the end. Epic fail on the part of whomever edited. Or perhaps their hearts just were not in it.

Jesse Cornish said...

It seems this website has a virus? Hmmm... Nice try, Patrick.


We'll see what the contents of Governor Palin's book are when it is released. J-Day for many is right around the corner!

I can't wait for it to sell a million copies.

Anonymous said...

Palin's book is set for the remainder bin. Levi will outsell Palin no problem and he won't need the Christianists in order to do so.

Jesse Cornish said...

First Levi would have to write a book.

I have my doubts about that actually happening.

Archivist said...

Sounds as if Niassen's satirical piece about Editors' Notes to Palin wasn't that far off after all

Anonymous said...

Nice new blog post Patrick. It's so much fun listening to her uneducated and ill thought out remarks. Anyone whose research consists of quoting from a chainmail is obviously presidential material. haha! And just listen to the palinbots applaud her salient points. Robots to a man!

Mouse said...

Books about having two mommies? That must be the one about Heather, 'cause no-one's written "Trig has Two Mommies" yet.

KaJo said...

I can just imagine Lynn Vincent reading through Palin's journal and attaching sticky notes to all the parts that set off alarm bells, then calling HarperCollins and telling the book editor that the Palin book is going to be about half as long as was announced.

I can see Vincent suggesting that if HarperCollins wants to stick to the publishing schedule, they don't have time to fact check the contents of the book to protect themselves, thus it'd be better to just leave out the questionable chapters that Palin wrote.

Vincent may be a right wingnut, but she probably knows her job, and needs to uphold her own reputation (such as it is).

If Palin's unexpurgated book was published, lawsuits probably would hit publisher, editor, and ghostwriter, and maybe....finally...the autobiographer herself.

FEDUP!!! said...

I bet Levi can easily beat 40,000 if/when HIS book comes out - and he will not have such a huge hoopla being made by everybody... He will just "stick to the facts, ma'am!"

Can't wait, and actually WILL buy his book. :P

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a real "barn burner"...Not!
Epic Fail!
I heard that too, is that Sarah Sucked...up to the coach to get more time on the court...yea barracuda...my azz...going Rogue like a Chihuahua!!!

Anonymous said...

One subject she won't mention is the church fire?

The crap she mentions is distraction or bull.

You know if your church burned you would have feelings and write passionately about a life altering event like that. It is not solved. I would think the fear factor would still be there. Whoever an arson is they can and often do strike again.

I'd want to know if it was a random arsonist or what was the specific target.

Palin's book and Oprah are places to air feelings and thoughts on such a deep subject.

Sansego said...

Low sales numbers? Where are you getting this information?

I actually wouldn't be surprised. I've been many Republican homes and a bookcase full of books is pretty rare. In fact, many evangelicals I knew said that they only read one book: The Bible. Nothing else matters to them.

A 400 page book with only 5 chapters won't encourage people to keep reading. Usually, short chapters entice readers to keep reading "just one more chapter." When someone starts reading ten pages of a chapter and realizes that its never gonna end for another 70 pages, they are likely to put the book down and not return to it.

As for me, I plan to go to a bookstore, order a nice Chai Latte in a leaky cup, have a chocolate bar in my hands as I skim through the book looking for good parts, like what she has to say about her last pregnancy and that magical ride, or what she has to say about being pranked with a faux Sarkozy.

I should probably even skim through that book as I'm munching on a crunchwrap supreme!

Anonymous said...

You can't blame Sarah.. She doesn't even know what an index is.

Anonymous said...

Duh! Everybody knows it's a finger.

Sarah

Anonymous said...

12 November 2009 02:52

I can see doing that and leaving latte, chocolate and crunchwrap drippings. Do tell us if there are any good parts about Levi.

wv... chestup

EyeOnYou said...

Chapter 1: All about ME growing up.
Chapter 2: All about ME in School & How I was the basketball star!
Chapter 3: All about MY Rise in Alaskan Politics & How I made Alasks better!
Chapter 4: All about My family life and how they adore ME.
Chapter 5: How I saved the McCain campaign and how badly they treated ME.