America by Heart is a highly personal testament to Sarah Palin's deep love of country, her strong roots in faith, and her profound appreciation of family. The book includes brief readings from classic and contemporary works that have moved and inspired her, as well as other Americans, both famous and obscure, whom she admires.
Ranging widely over American history, culture, and current affairs, Governor Palin reflects on the key values that have been such an essential part of her own life and that continue to inform her vision of America's future.
©2010 Sarah Palin (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers
Yes, I would... For my friends who share a common interest in Sarah and her family I would recommend this to them for them to enjoy!
Her honesty and way of telling her story.
I enjoy them equally as well.
too many to narrow down.
I can't wait to read more of her writing.
It's especially nice to hear the author telling the story, it's more like a conversation. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Sarah Palin and find her a fascinating, honest and REAL person with real issues and problems, but with a faith she relies on.
Personally, I found it enlightening as to her position on life. She seems very centered about how things logically progress and what it might take to get there. My only weakness is that toward the end she demonstrates very religious views, and while I personally support her ability to believe and practice as she wishes in her personal life, the idea of pushing those views on others certainly seems possible. Its a fine line between those who would believe they are acting correctly and forcing that way onto others as experience has shown. Certainly worth reading or listening to if you really want to develop a factual opinion on who and what she is. She makes no bones about who she is and that is certainly different from the other political rank and file that would have you believe they stand in your field with you, no matter who "you" are.
Well told real life stories about an American family.
When Sara talks about her children, it's heart felt.
Yes, I listened to it while I was working.
Work is Way Busy. Relaxation with a good book is mandatory. Audible lets me get into many more books per year than before.
I'm sorry folks, but never has there been a potential national candidate willing to tell us virtually everything about her life and loves. Add her Television show (yea, I know it was created as entertainment by the producer of "Survivor") and you can't help but realize that her extended friends and family over generations have created a real gem in pretty Sarah.
Although she has said she didn't intend to let anyone know if she was running in 2012 until the end of September 2011, our "terribly rude" press continue to act as though she has missed her time. I feel she is saving us millions of dollars while stringing along the press who haven't got anything nice to say about a person who truly wants to make a real change. After she announces her candidacy (I'm assuming) she will hear nothing flattering about anything connected to her. I call this the Kate Smith syndrome - as in the shampoo ad where she said "Don't hate me because I'm Beautiful!"
In this book I also, like others writing reviews, thought that she was a bit heavy on religion during the second half of the book. This will certainly also be used against her - BUT - she continues to refer to the founding Fathers and the Documents which all refer to our God, our Guide, our Protector. These thoughts simply tell me that she agrees with Jefferson and Monroe and FDR, we need someone who can head us back in that direction. In fact, after reading the book, I still do not know what Religion she ascribes to. Simply Christian values. I would love to work with her campaign.
This book was even better than the first and full of insights into Sarah Palin's view of America and Americans that are in stark contrast to the media and the left. I love that she did the unabridged version herself which gives us a chance to hear the whole book straight from the author. This is a great book if you want to know what she is really about. It was well written and covered many areas. Great Book!
Gov Palin does a great job narating this book. You can tell that it flows from her inmost part, and that there's an unquenchable optimism about her that the left will never understand or care to know.
I was a fan of Sarah Palin until I read this book. Too many quotes and religion for my taste.
I don't ascribe to Sarah Palin's beliefs, but I always try to balance the equation with information from both sides. I couldn't finish this book. Not because I don't believe in what she says, but because it is more of the same, same, same talking points. Cliche'? Yes. Boring? Yes. Even if you are a Sarah Palin fanatic this is a boring book. I'm sorry I spent my credit on it.
A great book read by a great woman. I am glad that Cain brought her to the forefront. I don't care what they say about Sarah Palin. This woman cares about America and our basic values. This is a credit well spent. Thank you, Sarah! Great book!
"There is a point in listening"
I only read this out of curiosity - no great expectations of enlightenment - but to get some insight into a woman who could have found herself heading the only superpower. But it was enlightening in its way. SP and I come from different worlds, different world views, American Vs European, Religious Vs Atheist, optimist (and how!) Vs someone not so much pessimistic as having a fairly tragic take on the human condition. In the end I couldn't help quite liking her, and feeling glad I spent a few hours in her company.
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