Alaska. Alaska. Alaska. The single thing I learned from Going Rogue: An American Life, by former Alaskan Governor, Sarah Palin, is that she loves her home state. She paints an idyllic childhood growing in the 49th State to the point where her next career move should be tourism. Reading this more for the life story narrative than the politico perspective, I enjoyed it (and the former Governor does have the right to love her state). The stumbling block, for me, was that she treated the book more as the chance to address every bit of gossip about her. Yes, this is her book and life so she may address what she wants, but ,as a reader, I just was not interested.
There inlays the difference now to pre-election, post-election biographies. Summer 2009, I read all of her biographies and a biography of each, President Obama, Vice-President Biden and Senator McCain, and they were free of “The End”. They were simply presenting in their own subject in their own, albeit each bias, light. Personally, I don’t care about the subject of any biography once they graduate college/grow-out of adolescence. I know how the story will end, but how did it all start? Now that it is post-election, the vase has a few cracks in it that you try to disguise with the right lighting, but that doesn’t change the fact that there are cracks in it.
Thumbs: 1 out of 2