Am I shocked that Sarah Palin’s book “Going Rogue: An American Life” is coming out November 17th? No. As I warned on July 4 of this year, it’s no surprise that Palin is concerned about upcoming revelations about her in mine and other books that are coming out soon. She’s positively shaking in her Timberlands. Naturally, she wanted to get a jump on the buzz, and get ahead of the story with her own book. As a political operative who once worked with her, that’s exactly the advice I would have given her. But too bad for her, she missed it by two weeks.
You see, my book about Sarah Palin is coming out exactly two weeks before hers: on November 3, to be exact. And at less than half the price of her fancy hardcover edition! And here’s the best part: I guarantee that my book will be at least twice as rogue-y as hers. My simple calculation puts that at a total of eight times the value of Gov. Palin’s book. In this economic climate, that’s truly a bargain.
Trust me, if you want unfettered stories about Sarah Palin’s commanding grasp of geography, her $150,000 wardrobe and a prosaic description of the smooth, white small of her naked backside, then you’re going to want to buy a copy of “I Am Martin Eisenstadt: One Man’s (Wildly Inappropriate) Adventures with the Last Republicans” from Faber & Faber (Farrar, Straus, Giroux). Now, to be clear, my book is not just about Sarah Palin. Far from it. As I say in my video promo for the book, it is a mystery, a thriller, a campaign tell-all that stretches from the dark oedipal days of Watergate, to the sexually charged days of Iran-Contra, to the sweaty campaign buses of Joe the Plumber and Meghan McCain. And did I mention the Somali pirates? When all’s said and done, it’ll be a hell of lot more fun to read than Sarah Palin’s ill-timed book!