Posted by: shannynmoore | October 22, 2009

Battle Of The Books: Rouge vs. Rogue

With anticipation of Sarah Palin’s memoirs coming to book shelves near you on the 17th of November, a sarah-palin-books_lresponse was created.  Going Rouge, a trade paperback published by O/R Books will be released the same day.

The collection of essays on Palin were written by a collection of contributors including Eve Ensler, Christopher Hayes, Jim Hightower, Naomi Klein, Shannyn Moore, John Nichols, Jeanne Devon, Max Blumenthal, Joe, Conason, Katha Pollitt, Hanna Rosin, Matt Taibbi, Patricia Williams and more.

We’re waiting for the Oprah call…

Publication: November 17th, 2009
Price: $16 paperback; $10 e-book
240 pages with 20 b/w illustrations

Order your copy here:


  1. Brilliant!

  2. Bravo!

  3. I’d buy that one.

    But why are y’all beating up on the poor hockey mom?! 😛

    • Because we can…ha ha ha ha (couldn’t resist).

  4. If OR books are smart they will surely send Oprah a free copy of Going Rouge straight away.

  5. I’m only acquainted with Naomi Klein and Katha Pollitt – but they’re certainly glowing company you’re in, Shannyn.

  6. “Rouge” is getting a lot of attention: Politico and NPR and even Publisher’s Weekly! Let’s send this book to the best seller’s list!

  7. A legal battle might be brewing with respect to the significant markdown of books by Amazon, Walmart and others (Going Rogue for under $9 anyone?). Another controversy that Palin (although not directly her making) seems to have stumbled into:

  8. ha ha

  9. It’s one thing to want to interview Palin when she was running for VP………’s quite another to give her a voice, after she quit her job as governor.. ……..on ly to cash in………AND in so doing aide her in her quest for cash.

    Palin is nothing more than a ………..tin cup grifter… ………. …out for all she can get her money grubbing hands on.

    Palin has all her ducks lined up in a row…….one internet site where you can:

    Give to SarahPac

    Give to the Alaska Fund Trust…….even though she has been informed by the law not to accept money and return what she has taken.

    Buy her “book”

    Give to her new endeavor.. …….Sta nd UP for our Nation

    Stand up for our Nation will be launched the same day as her “book”

    It has no purpose other than to collect $$$ for the tin cup grifter………

    Oprah is not ONLY helping her promote her book ……she is helping her launch the biggest tin cup project so far………


    I sincerely hope that GOING ROUGE out sells GOING ROGUE.

    And yes, they should be on Oprah INSTEAD of Palin!

  10. Yeah, I’ve lost all respect for Oprah for her decision to promote Palin.
    Hope this book sells well. I know I’ll be picking one up.

  11. Katrina from The Nation would be a better interviewer with Scara. That I would pay for.

  12. This is not snark. I like the the Going Rouge cover (including photo) better than the one on SP’s own book. Money spent for that photo shoot was as waste. Not that I would buy either one, but just maybe the new coloring book with the lipstick crayons.

  13. Correct me if I’m wrong, didn’t I comment that title about a month ago on this blog?

  14. Now THIS will be the REAL book about SP, and will be well worth reading! Congrats!

  15. OMG, I just had this vision of her moron fans picking up the wrong book.
    The covers are so similar. You know the bots are not that bright.

    • Yea, and a few will be picking up Neve Campbell and Denise Richards “Wild Things” when they were supposed to be bringing home “Where the Wild Things Are” for family night with the kiddies too. 😮

  16. I know which one I’m buying!

  17. Q. What do they both have in common?

    A. Neither one was written by Palin.

  18. Very nice!

  19. Cool…. I just went and preordered the real book! With all those fabulous contributers, how could any loyal Democrat resist!! 🙂

  20. This will be great!

  21. when are you going to cash in and write your own book ?

  22. National Public Radio is running another short blurb on Rouge today, saying you can still vote on their site for Rogue or Rouge. Please do so…Rouge is running behind. I imagine S.P. got her Tea Twitters to vote.

    Todays show:


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