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Sarah Palin Tops New York Times Best Seller List with 'Going Rogue'

Dec. 9, 2009

Rob Kuznia--HispanicBusiness.com

Sarah Palin Tops New York Times Best Seller List with 'Going Rogue'

Looks like abandoning her day job was a good gamble.

On Nov. 17, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's memoir "Going Rogue" hit the shelves. Before the end of the month, it was No. 1 on the New York Times Best Seller list, where it remains.

Many speculate that Palin quit her gubernatorial job in July -- 18 months prior to the end of her term -- to speed-write the book in an effort to put it on the stands before Thanksgiving.

Co-written by Lynn Vincent, a conservative journalist and best-selling author, the book devotes entire chapters to the role of religion in her life, criticism of what she believes to be the left-leaning media and rebuttals to assertions made by aides to John McCain.

For her efforts, Palin was awarded a $1.25 million advance, and is slated to receive up to $7.5 million more. To break even, the book needed to sell 400,000 copies. By Dec. 1, it had sold 1 million.

In reaching that mark, Palin joined an exclusive club. Only three other political memoirs have broken the million-sale threshold. They happen to be the world's three most famous Democrats: Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton and current President Barack Obama.



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