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Sarah Palin is Going Rogue

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Palin pulverizes McCain, Couric

On November 17, former Alaskan governor and vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin's book, Going Rogue debuts. Palin is also visiting The Oprah Winfrey Show to talk about Going Rouge.

Sarah Palin's Going RogueIn the new memoir, Palin talks about her anguish associated with her teen daughter's pregnancy making national headlines. The interesting thing is her book does not reference the baby papa, Playgirl model Levi Johnston -- whose layout debuts the same day as Palin's book!

Palin also talks about having to wear fancy clothes that she couldn't afford when she preferred less expensive clothing. The 413-page book has 68 color photos and also dishes against people who ran Senator John McCain's presidential campaign.

The behind-the-scenes look indicates there was a significant amount of tension between Sarah Palin's advisors and McCains. In fact, she was prevented from giving a concession speech on election night and was "bottled up" from reporters during the campaign itself. In a word, she wasn't able to be herself, or so she says. Plus, during the debate with Joe Biden she was told to give non-answers.

Going Rogue is anticipated to fly off the shelves since the first printing of 1.5 million copies has been near the top of the best-seller lists for weeks even on pre-sale! HarperCollins is publishing the tome which was pushed up from production from this spring to this Tuesday. Palin received an advance of at least $1.25 million to write the book which alluded to the famous Katie Couric interview.

The former governor says Couric was condescending, biased and "badgering." Palin also accuses the CBS anchor of leaving substantial comments on the cutting room floor. Furthermore, she says she was shocked when asked which newspapers and magazines she read and wonders in hindsight whether or not she should have asked Couric what she reads as well.

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