Thief of Charts?

Going Rogue, a 432 page tome, is an autobiography by 2008 Republican Vice Presidential nominee and former governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin. It was released on November 17, 2009.

The book’s publisher [HarperCollins] has said more than 700,000 copies were snapped up in the first week, outpacing President  Obama’s 2006 book “The Audacity of Hope,” which sold fewer than 100,000 first-week copies and Hilary Clinton’s “Living History,” which sold roughly 600,000 copies in 2003.

Palin recently passed the 1,000,000 book mark and has sat atop the New York Times bestseller list for two weeks. Other charts that the book topped have been, Barnes and Noble & USA Today.

The book’s title is with reference to a question, “Has Sarah Palin ‘gone rogue’?” in Slate Magazine during the 2008 presidential campaign The subtitle, “An American Life”, is the same as the title of Ronald Reagan’s 1990 autobiography.

Reviews of all sorts – positive to negative – have greeted the book. Here are some of them: Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Newsweek.

TIME Magazine had an article titled ‘How did Sarah Palin write her memoir so fast?’

A person’s success in any sphere will bring out the detractors. So too with Going Rogue. Publishing house OR Books released Going Rouge: Sarah Palin An American Nightmare, a collection of critical essays about Palin with a title and cover design mimicking Palin’s memoir:

Well, in the midst of all this, what’s our say? Just that when the book is introduced in our library, you’ll hear from us!


PS:  Since we are being topical, here’s another article we found which will interest you for its clever, last line take on the adage: You can’t always judge a book by its cover….even if it is a Swedish one! Get it?