The book was great and inspiring all the way up to the last portion. After the first ¾ of the book, it turns into the most dreadfully awful text that is just full of counter attacks and excuses. Nasty things are said about those that the author thinks hurt her image and excuses after excuses are offered for her actions. Come on…just suck it up and say it was a learning experience that you will grow from, there is no need to go down to that level.
You will in fact read about the author’s commitment to the religious philosophy to which this great nation was founded on and it is very inspiring to get to know the author in this way. Hard work and dedication was the backbone of her success and the author’s willingness to standing to those who never had any opposition (large corporations) is a positive attribute that you will read more about and admire.
Then you will witness the writing turn a full 180 from the character of the author that you thought you know, to focus on almost libelous attacks to the people that she felt wronged her during her political journey. All I can say, to anyone who reads this book and has somewhat of a religious background to that which the author says she believes, if you do not feel something is wrong with the way the author creates excuses and counter attacks those that she feels hurt her, glance at Luke 6:29 and Matthew 5:39, “If someone strikes you upon one cheek, turn to him the other cheek as well” and remember also, Luke 6:31 and Matthew 7:12, “ Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
I read this book to get some insight into the life of, what I consider to be, a very interesting politician. I had suspected, based on some interviews I had seen, that Palin had been misrepresented. I find her to be intelligent and thought provoking and one of the last true Republicans.
I liked that she made her points about what went on behind the curtain during the election, but did not directly attack anyone. Just stated the facts. I like her ideas and plan for how we should run is country. I am more convinced now than ever that she could be a solid presidential candidate or at the very least a power to reckon with.
I find her trustworthy an honest to the max.
I love it that Sarah narrated her audio book, as I felt she was personally telling me her life story. It is amazing that her life was so average prior to entering politics. She does not fit the stereotypical model of a politian. Her perspective of the vice-presidential campaign is so much different than the media portrayed. I believe her version and admire her strength when facing these lying vultures. I am glad that I took the time to learn more about who she really is. Hopefully, we will see more of her in the future! I would recommend this book.
Listening to Sarah describe her life in Alaska makes me want to relocate my family to what sounds like the last "free" place on earth. Haven't finished it yet, but love the imagery and the "real life" stories.
I'm a moderate Republican (one of the last five in America), and I've been very impressed with Sarah Palin ever since her nomination as VP (well, except for the Katie Couric interview, which she herself admits went poorly). If you listen to this book with an open mind, I don't see how you can help liking her personally. Maybe it won't convince you to vote for her, but it should put to rest the more silly accusations leveled against her. Highlights of the book include her touching story of Trig's birth, and background info on the campaign (and I find her account of the campaign far more credible than those of her accusers, if for no other reason than she goes on the record, while the accusers all hide behind anonymity).
Sarah has a special warmth in her voice and she sounds like an ordinary person. Her book is great, very well crafted - I followed the elections and welcomed the book - it did not disappoint, I learned a lot from it.
She will make a difference for America and the World at this time of great uncertainty, in whatever position she lands.
I had heard everything in the book before. She complains about how she was treated in the media and how she was treated by the McCain campaign and then how badly she was treated when she returned to Alaska. She again tries to make her decision to resign as governor sound heroic.
For me - I was never a fan of Gov. Palin - it did nothing to change my opinion.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, especially after all the media hype for and against Sarah Palin. Hearing her tell her story and share her views in her own voice made the experience even more personal. Palin is unashamedly Christian here -- she just doesn't identify with Christ , she has woven Him into the fabric of her individual life, her family and her career. She is also unashamedly conservative politically, what she likes to call a "common sense conservative." I've read other reviews on this book claiming that Palin is whining about her treatment during the 2008 Presidential campaign, but I don't sense it. She does give her response to a lot of the media talking points, but is upbeat and optimistic in doing so. I'm not sure I'd vote for Sarah if she was on the top of the ticket, but her life and story are certainly inspirational to me. Her candor and down-to-earth style are refreshing in a political world dominated by photo ops and spin doctors. This title is a very good read, if for nothing else than to get Sarah Palin's views on Sarah Palin. I recommend it highly.
Going Rogue defines the character and situation of Sarah Palin. It fills the gaps from the media frenzy as seen on TV and sets Sarah and her family into everyday life in Alaska. In this book, Ms Palin sets the record straight.
If you're looking for self-aggrandizing revisionism, this book is for you. Palin's voice is nasaly, he meter and tempo inconsistent, her facts twisted, and general demeanor is simply arrogant. This book was pure drivel. This is perhaps the worst book I have ever read or listened to. I tried to give it a fair hearing, but found myself choking down the first few chapters. I didn't want to continue on a failing course so I stopped reading it. Don't waste your time. I wish I could give it zero stars.