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Going Rogue: An American Life Hardcover – Unabridged, November 17, 2009
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While I disagree with a lot of Palins Political beliefs I read this book with interest. Admittedly in the beginning I wasn't sure If I could make it through the book because of that but the way that she chronicled her life it really makes it an interesting read.
The book really covers the decisions she has made in her life both political and personal. The reader gets to know her as a person and a politician, her motivations in life.
She was fairly unknown outside of Alaska, thrust into the middle of a Presidential campaign that was already floundering. While she did breathe some life into the McCain campaign it wasn't enough. She was put in a tough situation. Clearly she felt that she didn't receive the kind of support that she needed to be an effective Vice Presidential candidate and she discussed that in this book. We get to read about all of the things we suspected were going on in the McCain camp that she wasn't able to talk about during the race.
She sacrificed a lot and her family sacrificed a lot from the demands of campaign from criticism on her political beliefs, the innuendo that the only reason McCain selected her as a running mate is because she is attractive, to the personal attacks about her decision to have her challenged son. She was criticized a lot during the campaign of nearly everything. She talks about the criticisms in the book in detail. She loves her State and tried to make it a better place. She loved it enough to resign thinking that someone else could do a better job running it with out all of the distraction that was heaped upon her by media following her every move both on the local and national front.Read more ›
The 4 stars is because she honestly describes her point of view in easy to understand language. There are only a couple of things I remember about this book that I checked out from the library years ago:
1. She loves Ronald Reagan and thinks he was a great president.
2. She chose not to abort her youngest baby even though medical staff told her he would be born with a disability of some kind. As it happens, he was born with Down's Syndrome.
I was rather unpleasantly surprised to find out I had number 2 in common with her. She values life and does believe in God as can be seen by googling the other books she wrote on amazon. It is rather wrong for me to assume that just because I strongly disagree with her political choices that I wouldn't have anything important in common with her.
I have noticed that children with Down's Syndrome retain their relative sweetness and innocence for far longer than non-disabled children do. Mrs. Palin's youngest son is now old enough that she can probably tell news media contrast comparison stories between her youngest disabled child and her older non-disabled children.
Like so many other Americans, I also closely followed the 2008 election. I already knew a lot about the political veterans Senators Biden and McCain, but initially knew very little factual information about Senator Obama and Governor Palin. Yet there were so many unusual and even bizarre stories being reported on the candidates that it became difficult to determine which were true, partially factual and which stories had no factual basis in reality. Considering, in my opinion, how nasty the mainstream media treated Palin, I was immediately interested in her side of the story. How an individual reacts and responds to adversity is very revealing about their character, upbringing, and ultimately their personal integrity. This is especially important to know regarding our public officials.
There were very few revelations in this book about Palin since during the election dozens of stories, as well as personal interviews with her dominated the airwaves and print media.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I tossed the book after reading the first chapter and viewing the photographs. Sarah Palin's flaunted piety made me gag. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Lilo Huhle-Poelzl
It was a superb book that told a real authentic life in politics. What a wonderful person. God Bless Sarah Palin.Published 19 days ago by Amazon Customer
Great read, as far as I got. I gave it to a friend in the hospital. His liberal sister, who was on the board of the hospital came in, took the book and said "I hate her". Read morePublished 1 month ago by Patrick T. Brennan
Gave my copy to my sister. She loves Sarah and so do I but I just couldn't get interested in her book.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Great product. Quick delivery. Will buy again....5 star....thanks.Published 2 months ago by Norma Swede