If you’re like me, there’s a big star on November 16 on your calendar. That, of course, is publication day for Sarah Palin’s “book,” Going Rogue. You’ll probably stay up all night reading; and the very next day, with only Thanksgiving and C
hristmas and Hannukah to look forward to, will seem a little grayer. But wait! There’s more: Going Rouge, a collection of Sarah stories to be published November 17. I’ve contributed an essay called “Sarah Palin, American,” on Sarah’s invocation of mid-century racist ranter Westbrook Pegler. Editors Richard Kim and Betsy Reed have gathered some of my favorite journalists: JoAnn Wypijewski, Hanna Rosin, Michelle Goldberg, Matt Taibbi, and others. And Going Rouge is being published by the brand new OR Books, an experiment in publishing launched by two book business veterans. Part of the experiment: Print-on-demand. So order yours now!
Jeff Sharlet is a founding editor of Killing the Buddha, coauthor with Peter Manseau of Killing the Buddha: A Heretic's Bible (2004) and co-editor of Believer, Beware (2009). Sharlet is also the author of Sweet Heaven When I Die, (2011), C Street, (2010), and the New York Times bestseller The Family (2008).