Sarah Palin: Going Rogue vs Going Rouge
Whether you love Sarah Palin or can't stand her, November is shaping up as a big literary month for you. Palin's book, "Going Rogue," is scheduled for a Nov. 17 release. Pre-orders have made it a best-seller already, and it has also been helped by the price war among Walmart, Amazon and other retailers.
HarperCollins says Palin will provide "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."
But even before her memoir hits the shelves, she's become the target of parodies, including "Going Rouge," a collection of critical essays put together by two editors from The Nation. It will be released the same day as her memoir.
The book's cover reminds me of a parody from Mad magazine or National Lampoon -- a seemingly faithful depiction, but the sunny skies on her memoir are replaced by storm clouds.
Publisher OR Books says it will examine "Palin’s quirky origins in Wasilla, Alaska, her spectacular rise to the effective leadership of the Republican Party, and the nightmarish prospect of her continuing to dominate the nation’s political scene."
Geez, OR, don't sugarcoat it -- tell us what you really think of her.