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New Biography of VP nominee debuted on NY Times Book Review Non-Fiction Best Seller list this week at No.6

Brief book review by me:

FLUFF,a fluffography written in 8 hours by a right wing religous fundamentalist wacko who  dabbles in the Augsburg home churching movment described by JSTOR as "to alter the existing societal order on the basis of religion" (p. ... economic and political structures of Augsburg, home to capitalist banking houses

A boring portrait of a woman , who as a girl showed a combination of character traits marking her as a budding female version of an Abe Lincoln/George W. Bush.Raised in a "log cabin type environment,"read incessantly ,honest as the sky and stubborn as an ox.  Gloryoski, Zero.!!!!

I am too angry  to rationally pontificate  about this piece of crap "literary effort" so I am just going to provide numerous excerpts  from the book and then conclude with some background about the Author, Kaylene Johnson. Commenters invited to provide their own reviews.    

"Sarah Palin’s childhood home faces Alaska’s Talkeetna Mountains. In the spring,purple violets, Indian paintbrush, and wild geraniums carpet the mountains’ alpine tundra in a bloom of color. In winter,the snow-covered mountains take on a rose blush in the soft alpenglow. Sarah could see these mountains from the front porch of the family’s little yellow house near downtown Wasilla."

"We could literally go hunting out our back door," Chuck
Jr. said. Sarah shot her first rabbit at age ten not far from the
back porch. In her teens, she hunted caribou with her father.The family’s freezer was always full of fish and game. Chuck Jr. said he didn’t eat a beef steak until he was a senior in high school. Gardening helped fill the family larder.

"During the summer, their father put away the television. For entertainment,he put up a basketball hoop with a dirt court in the back yard.The Heath kids and their friends spent many hours playing ball."

"Sarah shared a bedroom with her sisters in the
upper level of their wood-frame home. Chuck Jr. slept in a
closet-sized room next to the kitchen. The three sisters loved
listening to the patter of rain on the tin roof above their heads.
The room was unheated except for a wood stove that their
father installed when he built an addition onto the house. The
kids had to feed wood into the stove to keep the room warm
but often they decided it wasn’t worth the effort to get out of
bed. Instead, they snuggled deeper under the covers, watching
their breath condense in the cool air."

"After high school, much to her older brother’s amusement,Sarah entered the Miss Wasilla pageant and won. "I remember asking Sarah why she would enter a beauty pageant when that seemed so prissy to the rest of us," Chuck Jr.said. "She told me matter of factly, ‘It’s going to help pay my
way through college.’ "Her family makes a point of saying Sarah was never the beautypageant type. Even though the scholarship she won did help pay for college, years later Sarah seemed chagrined by the pageant experience.
"They made us line up in bathing suits and turn our backs so the male judges could look at our butts," she said in a 2008 interview with Vogue magazine. "I couldn’t believe it!"

"Sarah had two childhood traits that her family says played
trajectory roles in her life. From the time she was in elementary
school, she consumed newspapers with a passion. "She read the
paper from the very top left hand corner to the bottom right
corner to the very last page," said Molly. "She didn’t want to
miss a word. She didn’t just read it—she knew every word she
had read and analyzed it."

"Sarah’s other trait is what her father calls an unbending,
unapologetic streak of stubbornness."The rest of the kids, I could force them to do something,"Chuck Sr. said. "But with Sarah, there was no way. From a young age she had a mind of her own. Once she made up her
mind, she didn’t change it.She never lost an argument and would never, no matter what, back down."

A portrait of a woman , who as a girl showed a combination of character traits marking her as a budding female version of an Abe Lincoln/George W. Bush.Raised in a "log cabin type environment,"read incessantly ,honest as the sky and stubborn as an ox.  Gloryoski, Zero.!!!!

A little about the Author,Kaylene Johnson:
She received a BA from Vermont College and holds an MFA in Writing from Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky.

Before she wrote this book, her major pursuit was:

Augsburg/Home Altar

"Devotions for families with children
Devotions"

http://www.kaylene.us/...

Evangelical nut group of people who advocate setting up pseudo churches with altars in their own homes, i.e. brainwashing  their children with home churching.

links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0002-8762(198912)94%3A5%3C1412%3ARTITRD%3E2.0.CO%3...
to alter the existing societal order on the basis of religion" (p. ... economic and political structures of Augsburg, home to capitalist banking houses

Other books by Ms. Johnson:

God Feeds Us Bible Story Magazine: Grades 5-6  more books like this
by Kaylene Johnson
$1.99  
(used softcover, see detail)*
Jesus Feeds 5000.....Mark 6:30-44Jacob and Esau.....Genesis 27Manna in the Wilderness.....Exodus 15:22-16:36Peter and Cornelius.....Acts 10:1-46Elijah and the widow.....1 Kings 17

http://www.alibris.com/...

http://www.kaylene.us/...

links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0002-8762(198912)94%3A5%3C1412%3ARTITRD%3E2.0.CO%3...
to alter the existing societal order on the basis of religion" (p. ... economic and political structures of Augsburg, home to capitalist banking houses

Originally posted to irrationalbutsane on Wed Sep 24, 2008 at 06:43 AM PDT.

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Comment Preferences

  •  tips (4+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    pucklady, snakelass, sherijr, AuroraDawn

    the main reason you should read this diary is to learn about the author. She originally wrote this piece of fluff in April of this year.
    Did she know in advance that Palin would be selected asd VP choice?
    Was she tipped off by Rove/Limbaugh?
    Why did they pick a fundamentalist  wack author to ghost write this trash???

    ""there is always some madness in love, just as there is always some reason in madness." Thus Spake Zarathustra,

    by irrationalbutsane on Wed Sep 24, 2008 at 06:46:26 AM PDT

  •  One mor question (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    sherijr, AuroraDawn

    why, if she wrote this 180 pg nothing but air book, did she wait until 7 weeks before the election to publish it?

    ""there is always some madness in love, just as there is always some reason in madness." Thus Spake Zarathustra,

    by irrationalbutsane on Wed Sep 24, 2008 at 06:49:22 AM PDT

  •  no she didn't. (1+ / 0-)
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    snakelass

    It's going to make the publisher the lion's share of it's money this year. They're a very tiny house which specialized on local (alaskan) subjects.

    Some wingnut group is selling them for five bucks (free, plus shipping and handling) I figure it's worth the dough.

  •  Avid reader? Current events analyst? (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    snakelass, AuroraDawn
  •  Stubborn As A Positive Trait? (1+ / 0-)
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    snakelass

    Reminds me of the Stephen Colbert line about W:

    "You always know where he stands.  On Wednesday, he'll believe the same way he did on Monday.  No matter WHAT happened on Tuesday."

    "There is little separating those that see cells as tiny machines from those that see the Virgin Mary on a grilled cheese sandwich". H. Humbert 2/6/08

    by JDog42 on Wed Sep 24, 2008 at 07:14:24 AM PDT

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