Thursday, June 23, 2011

Weekly Review~ The Quotable Rogue~

The book that I choose to review is "The Quotable Rogue~ The Ideals of Sarah Palin In her Own Words" Edited and with a foreword by Matt Lewis.
I picked this book because I have run for office before, and I, like many, liked Sarah Palin. Therefore I was interested in hearing what she had to say.
This book is actually very easy to read, in fact it consists of quotes by Sarah Palin and there are chapters that group the quotes together for streamline reading. Sarah Palin wants her readers to know that she is politician, of course, but also a mother, a wife, and a resident of Alaska. She speaks about the election, her grandchild, and her disabled son. She also set the record straight on some misquotes.

I was a fan of Sarah Palin when she first started, as were many people. I watched Tina Fey, and laughed, and I saw the tabloids attack Sarah Palin and her family. But none of that prepared me for what I found in this book. It was like watching the whole election campaign unveil itself within hours. I learned more about Sarah with this book then I did during her debates. Maybe its because the debates are timed and you can't reread what was said, or maybe its because the newness of it all has passed. Either way I believe that the way the chapters are grouped together also helped. Sarah Palin says "What makes America exceptional isn't her politician's; it's her people" (page 5). That truly inspired me, as a previous candidate, and as a citizen. This book inspired me that Everyone makes a difference, not just those in office. The book was a good read, and I really enjoyed it. I didn't like the chapter where other people say things about Sarah, not because it was negative, but because it is a book about her, in her own words. If you like Sarah Palin or not, if you follow politics or not, if you like Alaska, then you will find some interest in this book.
I would like to end this review with one more quote from Sarah Palin "Only dead fish go with the flow." (page 26)

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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