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ISBN-13: 978-0982776131 ISBN-10: 0982776136 Edition: 1st
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When Sarah Palin exploded onto the American political scene, she was virtually an unknown. As the VP pick for the troubled McCain campaign, she was thought by many to be a cynical ploy to attract female voters. She was decried by liberals for her lack of experience and lauded by conservatives for her commitment to her faith. When McCain lost, Palin parlayed her exposure into a pundit position on Fox News, an influential place within the Republican party, and her own reality TV show. Palin's identity has been appropriated and discussed by many, and Joseph strives to find his own balanced view, succeeding most when dealing with her relationship to Christianity. He presents a thoughtful examination of her history, ostensibly trying to find the real Sarah Palin, but he does so with a great deal of commentary and very little investigative journalism. The result is another incomplete story. Readers who want an idea of Palin's values may find this useful, but otherwise it's yet another attempt to jump on the bandwagon.
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About the Author

Mark Joseph is a film and record producer, author, and publisher of Bullypulpit.com. He is a frequent commentator on politics, pop culture and religion at both the Huffington Post and Foxnews.com His previous books include Faith, God & Rock 'n' Roll and The Rock & Roll Rebellion

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 237 pages
  • Publisher: Bully! Pulpit Books; 1 edition (May 15, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0982776136
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982776131
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,859,813 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Marilyn Meredith VINE VOICE on May 15, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Author Mark Joseph did a terrific job writing about Sarah Palin in a totally unprejudiced manner. This book centers on her political life, how it came to be, what she's done right and what has worked against her, though there are also some insights into her religious beliefs.

He also makes some good points about where she's lacking and what her strengths are. This is an easy book to read, and no matter how you may feel about Sarah Palin, Joseph has put together a well-rounded view of this remarkable woman. Of interest to me was the coverage of Charles Gibson's nasty interview of Sarah Palin. When I watched that I couldn't believe he was being so mean--changed my feelings about Gibson.

Plenty of pointers are given throughout the book about what Palin could do to strengthen her chances to be someone to watch closely in future elections.

This is a fascinating read about an equally fascinating woman.

Marilyn Meredith

(This book was given to me to review by the publisher, Bully Pulpit Books.)
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful By April A. Renn on May 18, 2011
Format: Hardcover
is an interesting story of Sarah Palin.It gives insight into her political views,her Christianity,
her lack of experience in the political area,her family and her unexpected raise to power,prominence,her challenges and her stardom.She exploded on the political scene when John McCain picked her as his running mate for the presidency.She was often condemned by liberals and praised by the Conservatives for her dedication to her faith and her family. After McCain lost his bid for president,Sarah did a reality show,wrote a couple of best selling books and become a Fox News commentator.She has been loved and hated for her viewpoints.This is a very interesting,well written story called appropriately "Wild Card".If you enjoy books on political candidates,future or past and learning more about those people than this is a book for you.It is very informative and beautifully written.This book was received for the purpose of review from the publisher and Levine Communications and details can be found at Bully Pulpit Books and My Book Addiction Reviews.

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