Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Going Rogue: An American Life

I finished reading Going Rogue: An American Life by Sarah Palin. I really enjoyed the book. It was a pleasant read - it reads just like Sarah Palin talking, down to earth straight talk. The book chronicles her life from birth right through until the summer of 2009.

I already liked Sarah Palin and agree with her stand on most issues. I like the fact that she is not afraid to stand for what she feels is right for herself, for Alaska and for our great country. She's not afraid to mention God, readily admits to praying, and tries to make the best out of every situation. The book really helped me to see more of who she is as a person as opposed to just what the media chooses to report. I also found it interesting to read about the behind-the-scenes workings of an election.

I think Sarah Palin is a good role model because she models a strong work ethic, is a motivating and inspiring speaker, places family at the top of her priority list, and is courageous enough to take a stand for what she believes in. I would definitely recommend this book.

One of my goals in the past year or so has been to read/research more about topics that come up that I'm not all that familiar with rather than just passively thinking "someday I'll have to look that up." There were two things that sparked my interest in this book that I'm hoping to do more reading on in the next few weeks. First, Sarah Palin openly praises Ronald Reagan and his presidency many times, holding up those years as examples of how our country should be led. I don't remember much about the Reagan years as I was growing up and don't come from a very politically inclined family, so I am inspired to find a good book about Ronald Reagan at the library and do a little history research. Second, she obviously loves the state of Alaska and is proud to have been raised and to have worked and served there. So, I'm inspired to check out a little more information about our youngest state.

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