Election 2008

Palin Autobiography Reissued

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Scott Simon takes a moment to note that a biography of Sarah Palin, Republican vice presidential nominee, has been quickly reissued. The book reveals Palin's favorite meal: moose stew.


The Epicenter Press cracked the big time this week. The small publisher that specializes in books about sled dog racing and the Iditarod Trail Race has also published the only known biography of Sarah Palin, a book called "Sarah" by Kaylene Johnson. So, this week, Epicenter printed 40,000 more copies in 18 hours. And by midweek, the book was up to 54 on the Amazon list, which isn't quite the same territory as Deepak Chopra or Dr. Phil, but a grand achievement for a book that was mostly on the shelf of the Skaguay News and Books Depot.

A paperback reissue of Senator Joe Biden's book, "Promises to Keep," has been reissued and made it onto bestseller lists. But that's from Random House Bertelsmann, headquartered in New York and Berlin. The Epicenter Press is in Kenmore, Washington. One of the reasons that Kaylene Johnson's book is selling so well may be that it reportedly reveals Governor Palin's favorite meal, moose stew. The recipe begins, first catch a moose.

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