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On September 3, 2008 Alaska Governor Sarah Palin gave a speech at the Republican National Convention that electrified the nation and instantly made her one of the most recognizable women in the world.
As chief executive of America′s largest state, she had built a record as a reformer who cast aside politics-as-usual and pushed through changes other politicians only talked about: Energy independence. Ethics reform. And the biggest private sector infrastructure project in U.S. history. While revitalizing public school funding and ensuring the state met its responsibilities to seniors and Alaska Native populations, Palin also beat the political "good ol′ boys club" at their own game and brought Big Oil to heel.
Like her GOP running mate, John McCain, Palin wasn′t a packaged and over-produced "candidate." She was a Main Street American woman: a working mom, wife of a blue collar union man, and mother of five children, the eldest of whom was serving his country in a yearlong deployment in Iraq and the youngest, an infant with special needs. Palin′s hometown story touched a populist nerve, rallying hundreds of thousands of ordinary Americans to the GOP ticket.
But as the campaign unfolded, Palin became a lightning rod for both praise and criticism. Supporters called her "refreshing," "honest," a kitchen-table public servant they felt would fight for their interests. Opponents derided her as a wide-eyed Pollyanna unprepared for national leadership. But none of them knew the real Sarah Palin.
In this eagerly anticipated memoir, Palin paints an intimate portrait of growing up in the wilds of Alaska; meeting her lifelong love; her decision to enter politics; the importance of faith and family; and the unique joys and trials of life as a high-profile working mother. She also opens up for the first time about the 2008 presidential race, providing a rare, mom′s-eye view of high-stakes national politics - from patriots dedicated to "Country First" to slick politicos bent on winning at any cost.
Going Rogue traces one ordinary citizen′s extraordinary journey, and imparts Palin′s vision of a way forward for America and her unfailing hope in the greatest nation on earth.
I'm not sure Sarah did herself any favours publishing this book. Or perhaps I'm just not the demographic she was aiming for - clearly the typical blue collar, downtrodden, hard... Read morePublished on Oct. 6 2010 by Eagleseye
All the details of her life and V.P. run were a real eye opener. This lady has pluck,wisdom and a great love for family and people. Read morePublished on Oct. 2 2010 by carolyn s.
I know CNN, ABC, NBC, and especially CBS have told me I should hate her, but I just don't see it. "Going Rogue" was an interesting read and even theologically inspirational at... Read morePublished on Sept. 27 2010 by Professor T
It's interesting that a new book on Palin, "The Persecution of Sarah Palin", hasn't even been released yet but there's already a negative review posted by a liberal who hates it... Read morePublished on Sept. 24 2010 by RushFanForLife
I would like to "refudiate" any claims Palin makes in this book.
Ba-doom-boom! Thank you, goodnight! Read more
A common sense conservative is how the author describes herself, and when I finished the book, I felt that that's what she really is. She comes across as believable. Read morePublished on May 29 2010 by Sixtyniner
I actually bought this for a friend as a joke. Some of the pages are actually pretty funny. People should buy this because it is current and she might be running for president in... Read morePublished on Jan. 15 2010 by J. Lapointe
Palin's book is both a damning indictment of the liberal bias in media today, and a fascinating look back at last year's U.S. Presidential election. Read morePublished on Dec 28 2009 by Bob