NEW YORK (Reuters) – Sarah Palin, is to releasing her memoir just four months after her book deal was announced.
Palin’s memoir, titled “Going Rogue: An American Life”, will be published on November 17 after originally being scheduled for release in spring 2010, Publisher HarperCollins said. She would not disclose the amount of payment Palin will receive from this book.
According to a statement from HarperCollins, the book will have a large first printing of 1.5 million copies.
The new book should tell her side of the story and put many rumors to rest. Her divorce or reports of it, her affairs with her husband’s friends and all the rest should be addressed between the pages of this book. Many are not only guessing, but have high hopes that she will run again in the next election. This time as the #1 candidate.
Sarah Palin suddenly burst onto the grand scale political scene when John McCain picked her as his Republican Vice Presidential running mate for the 2008 elections.
45 year old Palin has been pulled apart and dissected by the media and press ever since. Her family has been under verbal attacks right along side of her. She stepped down from the seat as the Governor of Alaska in 2009 citing the press ripping her life apart as the main reason.
The press ripped through the women who introduced herself as a “hockey mom” at the beginning of her campaign. She recently did an interview which is published in the Alaska’s Anchorage Daily News where she states that it would be good to have an “unfiltered forum” as “there have been so many things written and said through mainstream media that have not been accurate.”
Her joke “The difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull is lipstick” went instantly in print around the world. Where many found her refreshing, others picked her lack of experience apart in the media.
She was ridiculed for saying that her foreign policy experience was bolstered by Alaska’s proximity to Russia. The skit done on SNL captured this incident and made it a household phrase. “I can see Russia from my back door” echoed the airwaves for weeks after that show. Her family also came under much scrutiny when it was announced that her 18-year-old unwed daughter Bristol was going to have a baby.
Palin abruptly resigned as Alaska’s governor in July, citing a variety of reasons for quitting – the burden of fighting nearly two dozen ethic charges which she had dismissed as “frivolous”, her desire to avoid being perceived as a powerless “lame-duck” governor, and a “higher calling”, among others.