The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin MOBI õ

The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin MOBI õ 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 , McGinniss began his on the ground reporting that culminated, famously, in his moving next door to Sarah Palin in springTHE 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 fa ades 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


10 thoughts on “The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin

  1. Bill Kerwin Bill Kerwin says:

    Don t believe what they say in the lamestream media this is a well written, interesting and moral book Serious people like Howie Kurtz and Steve AKA Mr Cokie Roberts have criticized it for being unethical because of its many anonymous sources and unprofessional for the way McGinnis intrudes himself into the narrative and engages in unsourced speculation But Kurtz and Roberts both beltway pundits with only dubious claims to be serious journalists do not seem to understa


  2. Brian Brian says:

    I nearly finished the book in one sitting, and it is a splendid piece of writing Particularly, its stark description of the coexistence of a fundamentalist and a sane Alaska.The most evocative passages are not those written by McGinniss, but what he draws out of the residents of Wasilla Where, in their words, suddenly you got busted for growing pot in your back shed You got a ticket if your dog barked too loud You got a ticket if you had a hole in your muffler For a place tha


  3. Debra Debra says:

    I ve read several books by outstanding writer and reporter Joe McGinniss and he is the real deal Excellent portrait of one of the most dangerous people on the political scene.


  4. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    I admit it.I gave this book 5 stars because I loathe Sarah Palin, and Joe McGinnis completely trashes her, with the help of quite a few other people who arethan willing to go on record and tell what happened from their point of view The entire time I was reading it, I was saying to myself, Yeah and Right on and What on Earth was John McCain thinking 4 years ago If Palin is half as bad as McGinnis makes her out to be in this book, it s a very good thing that she did not become I admit it.I


  5. Carolyn Carolyn says:

    I thought this was a really interesting and entertaining book Weaves the controversy about the author moving next to the Palins in with what he originally went to Alaska to write about which is what Alaskans now think about Sarah Palin.I don t think it would change anyone s mind about her If you like her you ll hate this book if you don t like her you ll like it I guess But as someone who thinks she is dangerous and obnoxious I loved it.


  6. Marialyce Marialyce says:

    I have given this book the honor of being the first in my new shelf entitled Books that never should have been written If any, all, some, of this is true, first of all who really cares It is always easy to find people who are willing to trash other people because of any number of human frailties like envy, greed, not to mention if you want to be in the news, your fifteen minutes of fame.Seriously though, if you really want to be taken seriously and are writing a book about another, you s I have given th


  7. Vegantrav Vegantrav says:

    This is the second Sarah Palin book I ve read this year, the first being Geoffrey Dunn s The Lies of Sarah Palin There really is little in McGinniss s book that was not already covered in Dunn s book other than some salacious details like Palin s fling with basketball star Glenn Rice or Todd and Sarah s cocaine use Both books paint the same general portrait of Palin, and they obtain their information from many sources who are politically simpatico with Palin conservative Republicans or who w This is the second


  8. Picklefactory Picklefactory says:

    Simultaneously hilarious and disturbing Joe is a fine writer his exasperation with being subjected to baseless slurs in the national media after returning to Alaska to investigate the Palin phenomenon only really shines through once or twice I went and looked a couple of these up and yup, happened pretty much the way he says Joe spends quite a bit of time excoriating the media for giving Sarah Palin the platform that she certainly had done nothing to earn, but evenemphasis here would Simultaneously hilarious and dist


  9. Jim Jim says:

    Joe McGinniss, whose Fatal Vision was a masterpiece of true crime writing, has written a compulsively readable book about the phenomenon known as Sarah Palin and about the phenomenal shift between admiring statesmen and women and worshiping at the altar of personality, where presidential no longer means anything than being a good drinking buddy None of Palin s acolytes will like this book, but for those of us who only knew her as a face and a name and a public whirlwind, this is an extraord Joe McGinniss, whose Fatal Vision


  10. Matt Matt says:

    Do not judge a book by its cover, some say Others tell me that I need a well rounded opinion before I can really have an opinion So, after i read GOING ROGUE a while back, I had an unusually better opinion of Sarah Palin, at least for a while When this book was making so much hype, I had to try it Not disappointed in the least.Some people, even on here, tell me that it is such a one sided portrayal of the VP candidate for the GOP s 08 failure to win the White House Others loved the book M Do not judge a book by its cover, some say


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