'Rogue' Palin memoir shoots to top of Amazon listFormer vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin's memoir memoir
History or record composed from personal observation and experience. Closely related to autobiography, a memoir differs chiefly in the degree of emphasis on external events. , "Going Rogue: An American Life," shot to the top of Amazon's bestseller list Thursday even before being published.
The book is due to be released November 17 by HarperCollins.
However, early orders were already enough for the title to top the online book selling giant's list, ahead of a polemic po·lem·ic
1. A controversial argument, especially one refuting or attacking a specific opinion or doctrine.
2. A person engaged in or inclined to controversy, argument, or refutation.
adj. by conservative media personality Glenn Beck Glenn Beck (born February 10 1964) is a politically mainstream conservative, talk-radio and television host. His radio show, The Glenn Beck Program, is syndicated by 267 radio stations and on XM Satellite Radio channel 165 talk radio, which airs from 9 am to 12 pm(ET). and Dan Brown's latest thriller.
Palin, who recently resigned as governor of Alaska, is a darling of the Republican right and seen as a potential challenger for the White House at the end of President Barack Obama's first term.
HarperCollins said this week that the book had been finished early so that it could make it into stores ahead of the Christmas holiday shopping season.
Palin turned in an uneven performance as vice-presidential candidate on John McCain's losing ticket in 2008, attracting ridicule for her ignorance about international affairs Noun 1. international affairs - affairs between nations; "you can't really keep up with world affairs by watching television"
affairs - transactions of professional or public interest; "news of current affairs"; "great affairs of state" .
However, her folksy folk·sy
adj. folk·si·er, folk·si·est Informal
1. Simple and unpretentious in behavior.
2. Characterized by informality and affability: a friendly, folksy town.
3. style and strong conservative views have made her a potent figure in the burgeoning anti-Obama opposition movement.
Palin's memoir is followed on the Amazon list by Beck's "Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government," Brown's "The Lost Symbol," and a how-to book titled "How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It."