Going Rogue

An American Life

Palin, Sarah

Book - 2009
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Going Rogue
Sarah Palin, the first female Republican Vice Presidential candidate, recounts her political experiences, her rapid rise on the national stage during the 2008 campaign, and the personal challenges she's faced including balancing her time as a working mother, recognizing the war's impact with her son serving combat in Iraq, having a child with a disability, and supporting her teenage daughter with an unplanned pregnancy.

Publisher: New York : Harper, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0061939897
Branch Call Number: B-Pa176g 2009
Characteristics: 413 p., [24] p. of plates :,ill. (chiefly col.), map ;,24 cm


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The first woman nominated for vice president by the Republican Party recounts her political experiences, her rapid rise on the national stage during the 2008 campaign, and the personal challenges she's faced.

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Jan 31, 2015
  • redban rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

All these politicians from the 2 parties are handcuffed by Wall Street and wouldn't hesitate to use taxpayer money to bail out the banksters again, and again. Nor would they give a second thought about supporting the largest multinational corporations (thanks to corporate lobbying and campaign contributions), regardless of the outsourcing and union-busting at home, and exploitation and violence abroad (and more and more there is a convergence).

So it really is an astonishing feat to stand out from this bunch of paid-off corporate grifters... but Palin does her best with profound ignorance, truly something special!

Dec 29, 2014
  • naturalist rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

See also: . . . “Going Rouge: Sarah Palin, An American Nightmare” by Richard Kim, Besty Reed and others Health Communications, 1 edition, 2009, ISBN-10: 0757315240, ISBN-13: 978-07573152442009

May 18, 2011
  • jimg2000 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Nothing new but self promote for a failed politician. Agree that it was written which meant that her ghost writer did a good job (Obama's two books were likely the only books written by the author himself.)

Readers would learn more from the mass media, including Palin's interviews on network news, like with Katie:

May 18, 2011
  • Juneaux rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

It should be under Fiction~

Rogue Facts: Media Matters' ongoing list of falsehoods in Palin's memoir

Nov 09, 2010
  • Knittingmom rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This book was well written in what I felt was an honest voice. I admire Mrs. Palin for being a wife, mother and public servant. I recommend reading this memoire.

Jun 29, 2010
  • alswartz rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Fantastically written book from the perspective of the vice-presidential nominee. It was incredibly refreshing to hear her voice and her opinions about the events and circumstances that surrounded her governorship and nomination. She writes extremely well and several times I laughed out loud. I aspire to be like her and I only pray that I'll have the same, if not more impact, as she did in the little time she was given. A must have for my collection!

Jun 14, 2010
  • bperrin rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Whether you agree with Palin's political opinions or not, this book is well written and a great story of a strong female leader who has gone through serious scrutiny and stayed true to herself regardless.


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