Item description for Sarah Palin: The Real Deal by G. Robert James...
Overview Relates the life and political career of the 2008 Republican nominee for vice-president, discussing her family and educational background, her influences, her rise in Alaskan politics, and her tenure as governor before being chosen as John McCain's running mate.
Publishers Description More than just a biographical sketch, Sarah Palin-The Real Deal provides an in-depth look at this remarkable women and the impact she is having on the 2008 Presidential race and why. Filled with revealing facts from Palin's past, her stand on the issues, controversial decisions, and American's reactions-this book packs a punch of hot information on the nation's newest star. Readers will uncover Palin's humble beginnings, what influenced her, her heroes, her rise in Alaska's political scene, who her enemies are and why, how everything she touches seems to turn to gold, and what her chances are at winning this historic Presidential race. A terrific story for the right time!
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Studio: White Stone Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.11" Width: 4.83" Height: 0.33" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date Oct 10, 2008
ISBN 1593791011 ISBN13 9781593791018
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Reviews - What do customers think about Sarah Palin The Real Deal?
Waste of Time Jan 30, 2010
When is someone going to tell the truth about this empty suit (yes, a woman can be an empty suit)? This book just regurgitates the myths (and lies) Sarah and her worshippers keep trying to pass off as truth. No one can deny Sarah Palin is a good looking woman, but that's almost where the truth of this book ends. She is a media whore who will do anything for minute of fame or a dollar of wealth.While she decries the supposed double standard-she skates along only because of her looks. No man who was as shallow as she is could get away with as much (even Dan Quayle graduated from law school and passed a bar exam). She may not be stupid, but certainly her comments and actions (omitted or glossed over in this book) show she is not the least bit intellectually curious. Worse, her "world view" does not extend beyond her front porch. Her values are not those of family and country, but of money and fame. Her conservative politics are a joke. The book ignores the hypocrisy and contrast of supposedly being a champion for smaller government, while fighting for and taking millions of dollars in federal "pork" for Wasilla and Alaska. She didn't care about the deficit or smaller government-she just had her hand out, saying "gimme, gimme, gimme" so long as it made her look good. As for saving Alaskans money (sell the jet, fire the chef)- who charges the state for sleeping in your own house and eating your own food? Who demands reimbursement for your children's travel? Why didn't the book cover these "refreshing" ideas? As for her politics, sure, she probably believes that the difference between a community organizanizer and a small town mayor is that the mayor has "actual responsibilities," but that trite remark seems a bit hypocritical shen she ditched her jobs as governor and mother of five children, one with special needs, to run for VP with the promise of a lucrative book deal (that required no work of her) and a $150,000 wardrobe. Abandoning the state of Alaska in the middle of her term was simply shameful. Sarah seems to be able to muster up passion only for Sarah and don't get in her way. In short, there is nothing "refreshing" about either Sarah Palin or this book. She is a typical politician and this book is a typical whitewash of her character. Save your money. If you must read this "cheerleading for a cheerleader" book, check it out from the library or wait till it appears in the dollar bin at your local bookstore. Otherwise, don't waste your money.
.Concise but comprehensive account of Sarah and the campaign Dec 17, 2009
Short, concise account, but a valuable comprehensive account of who Sara is, and was during the campaign. A woman of strength, character, integrity, and wisdom.
Surprising Sarah Palin Nov 6, 2009
What a fascinating, interesting read! It really goes "in depth" and shows you what makes the Palin family "tick." I especially enjoyed the chapter in which Sarah got into a fistfight with Todd's Palin's mother, Cookie, over a missing Hummel figurine (later discovered in Trig's crib!) And when Sarah got mad at Todd over a stray red hair on his jacket, and they "had it out" on the front lawn, sparks--and shards--flew. He got a black eye, she smashed his entire Precious Moments collection, and then they made up over a bottle of Harvey's Bristol Creme! The pressures of a grueling campaign certainly took its toll on the Palin family, especially when the convention handlers rushed the Palins through a shopping trip at Chanel. Luckily, the injuries were treatable at a local hospital, and the convention went off "without a hitch."
More Like "The Real Idiot" Sep 12, 2009
If you want to see Sarah Palin in all of her glory go and check her out on You Tube and see that she's a real idiot! A bird brain that's really funny and a scary at the same time.
P.S. I didn't need crib notes for this review.
It's okay, Really it's okay. May 7, 2009
I had to read this book for my government class and I knew I had all these preconceived notions about Sarah Palin. That's why I chose to read about her. The book is really good for quick information, but Palin's life is so much more interesting this. Furthermore, perhaps it's too short, it doesn't go as "in-depth" as James proclaims it to be. I also felt this book was a bit biased and hero worship-y. I'd call this a pocket guide. It seems like a book a journalist would keep in their pocket at a conference for quick reference, but to fully appreciate an unbiased view of Sarah Palin's achievements I strongly recommend another book. Trailblazer: an Intimate Biography of Sarah Palin is a very good one.