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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (400 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joe McGinniss Narrator: Arthur More Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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rogue (r¯og), n: An elephant that has separated from a herd and roams about alone,in which state it is very savage.—Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary 
After three years of research, bestselling journalist Joe McGinniss presents his already controversial and much anticipated investigative chronicle of Sarah Palin as an individual, politician, and cultural phenomenon.
In his critically acclaimed book about Alaska, Going to Extremes, the fledgling state itself was Joe McGinniss’s subject. Although he didn’t hesitate to reveal the many flaws and contradictions behind its “last frontier” image, McGinniss fell in love with the land and its people. More than three decades later, he returned to Alaska in search of its most famous resident, Sarah Palin. 

On Election Day 2008, McGinniss began his on-the-ground reporting that culminated, famously, in his moving next door to Sarah Palin in spring 2010. THE ROGUE is the eagerly awaited result of his research and writing: a startling study of the illusion and reality of Sarah Palin—and a probing look at the Alaska and the America that produced her. Sometimes funny, sometimes frightening, always provocative and illuminating, THE ROGUE answers the questions “Who is she, really?,” “How did she happen?,” and “Will she ever go away?”

In all of his books, McGinniss has scrutinized the mysterious space between image and reality—how that space is created, negotiated, and/or manipulated. Now, with The Rogue, McGinniss combines his deep appreciation of the place Sarah Palin comes from with his uncanny ability to penetrate the façades of people in public life. The result is an extraordinary double narrative that alternately traces Palin’s curious rise to political prominence and worldwide celebrity status and recounts the author’s day-to-day experiences as he uncovers the messy reality beneath the glossy Palin myth. 

Readers will find THE ROGUE at once bitingly insightful, hilarious, and profoundly ominous in what it reveals—not just about the dark underpinnings of a potential presidential nominee but also in regard to the huge numbers of Americans who passionately support her.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Karen | 2/20/2014

    " Mind blowing to think she ran for VP. Jaw dropping and a bit scary. Note to self.....don't move to Alaska. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kristy Trauzzi | 2/18/2014

    " I think Sarah Palin is one incredibly scary and air headed women. Some things that were "revealed" I had already picked up on without knowing. And the fact that she believes dinosaurs and humans walked the earth together . . . Oh my goodness :( The one thing I do wish Joe wouldn't have done. . . . There were a couple of scenes where it was pure speculative gossip(not told from a "source") and I think Sarah Palin has enough to hang herself with that additional gossip is not needed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Moira | 2/17/2014

    " Omg - she is worse than I had thought. This book is a public service, telling as many truths as he could find to show the many lies that creates the persona of SP. it is a worthwhile read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Peggy | 2/8/2014

    " I tried to be objective when reading this, but by the end of the book, I decided that Sarah is downright dangerous. "

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