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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,391 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sarah Palin Narrator: Sarah Palin Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2009 ISBN: 9780061990748
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In 2008 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 United States 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Truly one of the most substantive policy books I’ve ever read”

    Rush Limbaugh

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • A #1 Publishers Weekly Bestseller
  • A #1 USA Today Bestseller
  • A #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane Harber | 2/18/2014

    " Sarah Palin is a good writer. She has a very interesting, down-to-earth way of presenting her story. Her method of writing is simple and laced with humor, along side of the realism she presents in her personal and professional life. Politics aside, she's a woman after my own heart. Simple, honest, direct, down-to-earth, people-oriented views, instead of overthrowing integrity (not to mention the "little guy") for a paycheck and/or power. No one can dispute her priorities ... family-oriented first, love for her state second, and politics third. As one viewpoint said, it's not about politics (on either side), it's about DOING. Take a look at her record as governor, and see what she's DONE. If you can read with an open mind, I recommend this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trisha | 2/18/2014

    " Actually quite eye opening about the behind the scenes of running for Vice President. She has done some pretty good things for Alaska. Still think she is a bit off, not presidential, but misrepresented a bit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jb Thomson | 2/16/2014

    " Fascinating insight.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Manda | 2/14/2014

    " An interesting read. It definitely shows how ugly things can get in national politics, so that made it a difficult read as well. I came away impressed with Sarah Palin's record of service on the state and local level in Alaska but frustrated at how poorly the McCain campaign was managed in 2008. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tina Jones | 2/1/2014

    " Enjoyed this book very much. Quite impressive what a regular mom is able to do, if so moved. The first part of the book moved slow but then really had me page turning later on. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Loretta | 1/19/2014

    " I am impressed with her writing and her drive. She certainly got the raw end of dirty politics during her run as Vice-President. I especially liked her recap of what being a conservative is. I am tired of the way the country is heading and what politics has become. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dada Vinci | 12/20/2013

    " Might be useful as emergency toilet-paper. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie | 12/13/2013

    " gotta beat her marathon time! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alice | 11/30/2013

    " I listened to this as a book on tape in a long car trip...Sarah Palin actually did the recording! I loved hearing her insights about the campaign and esp. her Katie Couric interview. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert | 11/29/2013

    " A engaging story from a fascinating woman. It only begins to drag when she gets into the tenants of her off-kilter world view. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonny | 10/24/2013

    " I didn't have high hopes for this book, but I must admit: I am impressed. Her attitude about the birth of her son with Down's Syndrome makes me proud to be a Christian. While I can't agree with her on every issue, I do admire her standing for her principles. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Chuckles | 9/27/2013

    " What I learned from this book is that Palin is even dumber than I thought. And I REALLY didn't think that was possible! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 David R. | 8/20/2013

    " A fairly typical political memoir, and as has been the case for some decades for this genre, the writing is breathless and even mawkish. Its usefulness comes from its non-media perspective. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachelle | 6/13/2013

    " I thought Sarah Palin was way too self-serving, & didn't really feel like an honest look at herself. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suggesteds Reading | 4/8/2013

    " Another book I found impossible to put down. Even my mom read it, and she finished it in a day! A look at the back story of Palin's 2008 VP run, from the perspective of one of the most engaging and controversial conservative public figures in American politics today. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa Wells | 12/7/2012

    " I can tell its very one-sided by how candy coated it is...but its great to hear about the REST of her life, that she wasnt just born into VP Candidacy "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shelly | 7/26/2012

    " I found this book fascinating. I think it's important to see what she has to say about herself, given that we have heard so much about what other people have to say about her. I have to say I have respect for her "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie Kingery | 5/13/2012

    " I'm on the second CD "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christy Browning | 3/10/2012

    " Interesting. The beginning & middle were better than the last third. By the end I felt it was nothing more than snapping back at her critics from the 2008 campaign. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Libster | 1/14/2012

    " I'm not a fan of Palin but I find her fascinating. I found this book to be a fairly believable account of her side of the story. I didn't find the whole book interesting which is why I gave it 2 stars for "ok." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jamie Jeffers | 11/3/2011

    " I enjoyed this book. It wasn't as dry as you might think, and I think she explained some of her decisions pretty well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara Sanders | 6/4/2011

    " I enjoyed this book. It gave some insight into the behind the scenes working of the political process. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cactuskid2 | 5/21/2011

    " A good insight into Sarah's life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 5/14/2011

    " I read this when it first came out. Such a great book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hugo | 4/25/2011

    " I bought it mainly to show support at a time when she was getting hated on for being human. If you followed the presidential campaign in 07/08 this is very insightful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 4/21/2011

    " Not bad if you're interested in Sarah Palin's version of the events of what happened in the '08 campaign for president. I like her and I liked this book. I believe she set the record straight. This book held no major revelations, however, if you already believed in her character and sincerity. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gina | 4/19/2011

    " I enjoy reading about strong, outspoken women with moxie. I want to be one when I grow up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margery | 4/9/2011

    " Really enjoyed getting a much better understanding of who Sarah is and how growing up in Alaska makes her who she is today. "

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About the Author
Author Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin is the former governor of Alaska, the youngest and first woman elected to the office; the first woman Republican vice-presidential candidate in American history; and the author of the number one New York Times bestsellers Going Rogue and America by Heart. She was named one of Time magazine's "100 Most Influential People" in 2010, hosted TLC's Sarah Palin's Alaska, and is a Fox News contributor. The mother of five children and grandmother of two, she lives with her husband, Todd, in Wasilla, Alaska.