Idol Chatter

sarahpalinpicforic.jpgTina Fey, better find your Sarah specs: Governor Palin has a book deal with HarperCollins to produce a memoir for publication in 2010, the year she’s up for re-election.

“There’s been so much written about and spoken about in the mainstream media and in the anonymous blogosphere world, that this will be a wonderful, refreshing chance for me to get to tell my story, that a lot of people have asked about, unfiltered,” the Alaska governor and 2008 vice presidential candidate said during a brief telephone interview Tuesday with The Associated Press. (quoted in Variety)

(Yes, I saw that comment about the “anonymous blogosphere world”– but I’m going to let it go and focus on the story. You’re welcome.)
She will talk about her family, including her daughter Bristol’s pregnancy, in the book, which will be written with a yet-to-be-named collaborator. But according to the Variety report, “every word of the book will be her words.”

“In fairness to my family, this is going be a good opportunity for them, too, because there have been so many misperceptions out there about who we are and what we believe in, and I’m excited to get to put my journalism degree to work and tell my story as it relates to my family,” said Palin, 45, who in 1987 graduated from the University of Idaho with a degree in journalism.

In addition to providing an obvious potential platform for a presidential run (her literary representative also repped deals for Clinton and Obama in the past), Palin and Harper publisher Jonathan Burnham said the memoir will focus on Palin’s upbringing in Alaska, and that “the governor will talk about her ‘unpretentious’ lifestyle. Burnham described the book as the story of an Alaskan encountering a national audience, ‘the soccer mom and the political operative, and how one became the other.'”
Palin’s memoir is currently untitled. Ideas, anyone?

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