The Rogue

The Rogue

Searching for the Real Sarah Palin

Book - 2011 | First edition.
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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 2008, McGinniss began his on-the-ground reporting that culminated, famously, in his moving next door to Sarah Palin in spring 2010. THE 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 façades 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.

Publisher: New York : Crown, [2011]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9780307718921
Branch Call Number: 973.931 PAL MCG
Characteristics: 321 pages :,illustrations ;,25 cm

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naturalist
Dec 12, 2012

“Why Sarah Palin Is Not Only an Airhead But a Dangerous One”
by Mona Gable, posted to Huffington Post, May 26, 2010
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mona-gable/why-sarah-palin-is-not-on_b_515428.html
and,
““Bill Nye is as much a scientist as I am”: Sarah Palin’s latest delusion is dangerous – Palin encourages parents to boycott Nye in the name of climate change denialism”
by Sophia Tesfaye, posted to Salon, April 14, 2016
http://www.salon.com/2016/04/15/bill_nye_is_as_much_as_scientist_as_i_am_sarah_palins_latest_delusion_is_dangerous/
and,
“Apocalypse now: Sarah Palin's bizarre Trump endorsement analyzed”
by Dave Schilling, posted January 20, 2016, to The Guardian
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jan/20/sarah-palin-donald-trump-endorsement-speech-quotes

and,
“Sarah Palin’s American lobotomy: The Republicans keep making us dumber, and not even Stephen Colbert can save us – We know the GOP is angry. The bigger problem is that it's stupid. And like rage, the idiocy flows down from the top”
by Sophia A. McClennen, posted January 25, 2016, to Salon
http://www.salon.com/2016/01/25/sarah_palins_american_lobotomy_the_republicans_keep_making_us_dumber_and_not_even_stephen_colbert_can_save_us/

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adrax
Feb 21, 2012

If you are looking for a true, insightful, inside look into Palins life - then this is not it.
Not only does the author use unprofessional sexual innuendos about Palin, but he insults her christian faith and tries to make her out to be a crazy extremist.
But what really makes me laugh is the insulting gossip that he quotes as fact. His credible sources are: 'A friend of the family' or 'someone who is close to Sarah'. . . Seriously? If you are going to print that stuff you had better have sources! This is worse than a gossip magazine, I kept flipping the page waiting to hear about Brangelina splitting up again!
Anyone who moves next door to a public figure to write a hit piece on her and then whines about the flack he gets, and tries to play the victim does not deserve my respect. I was not for or against Palin, but after this book, I think I like the woman.

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maryrussell1963
Nov 07, 2011

Just finished. Great book! Don't get on her bad side-she'll eat you alive!

debwalker Oct 04, 2011

Asking "how did she happen?' Joe McGinniss delves into the cultural phenomenon of Sarah Palin.
Jack Shafer
NYT

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