Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Waiting On Wednesday

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. After completing your post return to Breaking the Spine and add a comment with a link to their post. This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Going Rogue: An American Life by Sarah Palin
Release Date: November 17, 2009

Synopsis: From her humble beginnings to her time in the spotlight as the first female Republican Vice Presidential candidate, Sarah Palin has led an extraordinary life. Going Rogue will recount her political experiences, her time as Mayor of Wasilla and as the first female governor of Alaska, as well as her rapid rise on the national stage during the 2008 campaign. Additionally, she’ll share insights into the personal challenges she’s faced including balancing her time as a working mother, recognizing the war’s impact with her son serving combat in Iraq, having a child with a disability and supporting her teenage daughter through an unplanned pregnancy.Palin has received much attention through the media, but never before has her complete story been told in her own words. The memoir will be both a personal and political chronicle of her life.

Why I’m Waiting: I hope that I will not upset the Book Blog Gods by picking a non-fiction book for my WoW pick. If you've read my bio you know that I'm a news junkie....especially when it comes to political news. The 2008 Presidential promised to be one of the most exciting in several decades where neither an incumbent or a vice president was running. From the moment John McCain announced his running mate and I, with the rest of the world, went, "Who?" I was totally fascinated by her. Sometimes my fascination was what I imagine feeling at witnessing a train wreck and sometimes I felt oddly awestruck by her guts. She incites such anger from the far Left and such loyalty from the far Right that I really can't figure her out. My hope is that she is honest in the book and sheds some light about what the crap happened during the campaign, especially the Katie Couric interview. I have not the slightest intention of purchasing this book, I'll wait for it at the library, but apparently lots of other people do because she is #1 on Barnes and Noble and #1 on Amazon for pre-orders.


  1. I liked her too. Down to earth, smart, pretty and conservative. She did a great job amidst rabid hatred on the left. I won't buy the book either. I'll be looking forward to your review though.

  2. I'm really curious to hear what you think of this one. I want to start reading at least one political book a month...we'll see if that happens. =)


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