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Harpercollins Publishing Going Rogue: An American Life, Audio CD

One year ago, Sarah Palin burst onto the national political stage like a comet. Yet even now, few Americans know who this remarkable woman really is.

As chief executive of America's largest state, Sarah Palin had built a record as a reformer who pushed through changes other politicians only talked about: Energy independence. Ethics reform. And the biggest private sector energy 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 brought Big Oil to heel.

She was a Main Street American woman: a working mom, wife of a blue collar union man, and mother of five children. But as the presidential campaign unfolded, Palin became a lightning rod for both praise and criticism. And few 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.

8 hours / 7 compact discs. Abridgement approved by the Author.

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David R. Bess
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, especially after all the media hype for and against Sarah Palin. I purchased the audio version, which was narrated by the author herself. Hearing her tell her story and share her views in her own voice made the experience even more personal. Palin is unashamedly Christian here -- she just doesn't identify with Christ , she has woven Him into the fabric of her individual life, her family and her career. She is also unashamedly conservative politically, what she likes to call a "common sense conservative." I've read other reviews on this book claiming that Palin is whining about her treatment during the 2008 Presidential campaign, but I don't sense it. She does give her response to a lot of the media talking points, but is upbeat and optimistic in doing so. I'm not sure I'd vote for Sarah if she was on the top of the ticket, but her life and story are certainly inspirational to me. Her candor and down-to-earth style are refreshing in a political world dominated by photo ops and spin doctors. This title is a very good read, if for nothing else than to get Sarah Palin's views on Sarah Palin. I recommend it highly.
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