Going Rogue: An American Life

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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.[1]


After the publisher pushed the release date to Nov. 17, the book achieved best-seller status.[2] Once it became available for pre-order in late September, the book spent three days on Amazon.com's Top 100 list[3] before becoming the #1 best-selling title across all categories on September 30, 2009.[4] The book also became the Barnes & Noble #1 best seller based on pre-orders.[5] This is considered to be "absolutely unprecedented performance for a non-fiction book so far in advance of its release date."[6] Palin has appeared on a number of television shows to promote the book, including Oprah Winfrey's.

Liberals have condemned the book,[7] however Palin is respected among many conservatives and was considered a potential presidential contender in 2012.