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I Hope Like Heck: The Selected Poems of Sarah Palin (Kindle Single) Kindle Edition

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In the Kindle Single I Hope Like Heck: The Selected Poems of Sarah Palin, Michael Solomon assembles "poetry" from the emails that Sarah Palin dispatched while Governor of Alaska. Solomon’s constructions are meant to be humorous. The words on the page look like comic verse, with line breaks and silly titles, but they don't manage to open your senses to a broader world or your mind to new ideas. Instead these poems shine a spotlight on Palin's peculiar syntax and her indignant, prosaic language, which happens to be devoid of metaphor or imagery. Sure to offend both Palin supporters and those who enjoy poetry, this assemblage falls somewhere between absurdity, mockery, and comedic entertainment. The collection raises two sardonic questions: "What is poetry?" and "Who is Sarah Palin?" The answers: "The word 'poetry' means nothing at all, so use it as often as you'd like," and "Sarah Palin is whatever you project upon her." --Paul Diamond

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  • File Size: 271 KB
  • Print Length: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Byliner (June 18, 2011)
  • Publication Date: June 18, 2011
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0056U9KM8
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42 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Jeremy Aldrich on June 22, 2011
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Can you capture someone's
Spirit
Soul
Wit
Just by taking some of their
Hastily typed emails
Released under the Freedom of Information Act
And dividing them into lines
And giving them funny titles
And charging $1.99 for it?
It seems that in some cases
You can.
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25 of 34 people found the following review helpful By girleditor on June 26, 2011
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Yes, we know Palin's email and spontaneous remarks range from perplexing to incomprehensible, but they're not all that funny.

Not funny enough to warrant compiling them into an e-book, even for $1.99.

No wonder Kindle doesn't offer more than the introduction as its sample of this one - a sample of an actual "poem" would hinder sales.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jason Morelli on March 17, 2012
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The description of this item made it sound far more interesting than what I got. I'm a Sarah Palin supporter but bought this anyway. This book claims in the forward that it tries to make fun of Palin's unique communication style. To start with I think her emails aren't any different than those I've read from everyday people like my mom or my sister. So I don't see what's supposed to be funny about her emails in particular. The very last poem in the book is an actual poem written by Palin and truth be told it's not bad at all. The other emails are formatted to look like prose but aren't. In the final poem she quotes the bible and the editor of this book left it in. So after reading the whole book I was very unsure if the editor actually meant to mock her. If so he didn't do it in a hostile way but maybe in the way one would mock their peers. None of it is slanderous or libel. And none of it is too personal for the public eye. So supporters of Palin probably shouldn't be put off by this at all. But all told it's not that interesting and only worth reading once if only for the last poem.
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By Jannet Storie on June 28, 2014
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ENJOHYABLE BUT NOT LIKE HER BOOKS SHE HAS WRITTEN BEFORE......DID ENJOY HER POEM ABOUT TRIG.......LONG.BUT SWEET.........AND THOUGHT PROVOKING......
PERSONALLY I AM A SARAH PALIN FAN AND AM A BIT PREJUDICE IN HER WORKS....AND WOULD LOVE FOR HER TO WRITE MORE BOOKS ABOUT HER LIFE GROWING UP TIL NOW ..ALL OF IT NOT JUST PART OF IT.......SHE IS A VERY INTERESTING PERSON......
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By brian on April 28, 2014
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Wanted more!! Funny, Artistic. Got a George Jr. book of poems?? This could be a series of books. Make it available as an e book with a presenter that sounds like the subject.
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By Amazon Customer on February 10, 2014
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Wished she was VP. Has a great writing style. hope there is more to come. Liked her biography also. Great
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By Boo_Bear_tt on January 6, 2014
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Quite a relaxing read. Well worth the price but don't expect anything of substance if that is what you are expecting.
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I hope that the author keeps updating Mrs. Palin,s poetry.I found it to be rich and insightful. I have shared it with friends.
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