Going Rogue: An American Life
is a 2009 autobiography of Sarah Palin
, former governor of Alaska
and 2008 Republican vice-presidential candidate.
Going Rogue is an autobiography of Sarah Palin's early life, and a memoir of her experiences in the 2008 Presidential Campaign.
After the publisher pushed the release date to Nov. 17, the book achieved best-seller status. Once it became available for pre-order in late September, the book spent three days on Amazon.com's Top 100 list before becoming the #1 best-selling title across all categories on September 30, 2009. The book also became the Barnes & Noble #1 best seller based on pre-orders. This is considered to be "absolutely unprecedented performance for a non-fiction book so far in advance of its release date." Palin has appeared on a number of television shows to promote the book, including Oprah Winfrey's.
Liberals have condemned the book, however Palin is respected among many conservatives and was considered a potential presidential contender in 2012.