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4.0 out of 5 stars Sarah Palin in her own write, January 6, 2010
This review is from: Going Rogue: An American Life (Hardcover)
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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.

Palin talks about life under the media microscope, how it effects to this day her and her family. While most of us including me can't imagine the pressure she was under during the campaign, she lays it out on paper.

This is Sarah Palin speaking her mind, She talks about everything. While she didn't change my mind on the political issues that I disagree with her on. She did change my mind about the type of person she is. In her personal life. In writing this book she has subjected herself to more criticism. I applaud her for her strength and conviction. Regardless of your political beliefs you should read this book.
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Initial post: Feb 9, 2010 6:24:50 PM PST
jackie says:
Please look up the difference between "write" and "right".

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 10, 2010 9:45:34 AM PST
Hi Jackie,
I meant "write" as in writing a book, not as in the political stance "right"

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 17, 2010 3:11:25 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jul 7, 2010 6:35:41 AM PDT
Keith Heapes says:
Marc: Thank you for being honest in your review of Palin's book. If for nothing else than the fact that you provided an actual review of the book rather than an ideological opinion of Palin (Left or Right). You obviously read the book, when so many on Amazon.com don't and choose to blog about something they know nothing about. It was refreshing. Again, thank you.

P.S. The way you used the word "Write" in the title of your Book Review was clever and very clear to me.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 17, 2010 3:47:31 PM PST
Keith, thank you so much for the kind comment.
I tried to read and review the book without bias. I was really interested in finding about Sarah Palin as a person and this book provided that opportunity for me.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 24, 2010 6:58:05 PM PST
jgcole says:
If you actually believe that she resigned her position out of consideration for her state I have a very nice bridge for sale, available immediately at a very good price.

Posted on Feb 24, 2010 8:27:05 PM PST
You mean...... Sarah Palin in Lynn Vincent's own write.

Posted on Feb 24, 2010 9:57:41 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jul 7, 2010 6:37:54 AM PDT
Keith Heapes says:
jgcole: I don't personally know you or the Reviewer, but I'm sure neither of you have a pipeline to why Palin resigned. The Reviewer took Palin at her word and you didn't. That's fine. So, why leave such a sarcastic remark?

P. Tear Griffin: A lot of authors use the professional assistance of a skilled writer. In a book like this one, that seems like a pretty smart decision to me. I read the book, but don't recall Vincent being mentioned as the sole author of this book. A little more research here will reveal that the book was actually co-authored by Palin and Vincent.

Can you point out in the book where Vincent is identified as the sole author? That would help clear things up.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 24, 2010 10:40:51 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Feb 24, 2010 11:11:24 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Aug 28, 2011 6:05:23 PM PDT
Keith Heapes says:
P. Tear Griffin: What a mature and astute analysis! Where did you gather the credible information to come to that unbiased conclusion?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 25, 2010 10:03:50 AM PST
I did take Palin at her word about resigning.
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