Thursday, October 22, 2009

Spoof biographies look to spoil Sarah Palin's book launch


Going Rouge, a parody of the former vice-presidential candidate's 'mom's eye view' of US politics, Going Rogue, will hit stores next month on the same day as its target

Double take ... the 'genuine' Sarah Palin biography, and the spoof.

For those unable to stomach Sarah Palin's forthcoming "mom's-eye view of high-stakes national politics" Going Rogue, small US publisher OR Books has announced that it will bring out Going Rouge, an alternative view of the former Republican vice-presidential candidate, on the same day.

Parodying the cover of Palin's memoir (subtitled An American Life), which sees a relaxed-looking Palin in front of a blue, cloud-strewn sky, Going Rouge (subtitled An American Nightmare) places Palin in front of thunderous clouds and lightning.

The book – the title is a reference to the US newsreader who mistakenly called the autobiography Going Rouge – will see a series of contributors examine Palin's origins in Alaska, her rise in the Republican party, and "the nightmarish prospect of her continuing to dominate the nation's political scene", OR Books said.

It will be published as a paperback and ebook on 17 November, the same day that Palin's hardback Going Rogue is due out.


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