Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Book Review: The Quotable Rogue

I don't usually get into a lot of politics on my blog.  Sometimes.  But not often.  So, I'll come right out and say:  I like Sarah Palin.  There are a few politicians that I just think it would be fun to hang out with, to sit down for a cup of coffee with, or something similar.  Not many, but a few.  I thought Bill Clinton would be a fun guy to talk to at a barbecue (he probably still would, I just haven't thought much about him for awhile!)  So clearly, it isn't just about liking their stand politically, as I don't think Sarah and Bill have a whole lot in common, except that they both strike me as real people.

Palin makes me laugh, Palin makes me think.  I don't always agree with her.  But I almost always enjoy "hearing" from her.

So when I had the opportunity to review this little book, The Quotable Rogue, by Matt Lewis, I wanted to read it.

From the Publisher:
Inspiring, impactful, and revealing words from political and cultural icon Sarah Palin.
Many a pundit has tried to define Sarah Palin, but this is one woman who chooses not to wear labels imposed by others but instead to define herself by her own words and actions. Today she is one of the most sought after speakers and commentators and is poised to help to frame the issues in the 2010 election and beyond. The Quotable Rogue encapsulates Palin’s thoughts on such salient issues as health care, taxes, and government spending, the right to life, climate change, what it means for a politician to serve the people, and more.
  • “We need to spend more time lifting up America instead of apologizing for the greatest country on earth.”
  • “How’s that hopey-changey thing workin’ out for you?”
  • “My dad always says, ‘Don’t retreat, just reload.’ Don’t let anybody tell you to sit down and shut up.”
My take:  I enjoyed this book.  Split into 33 sections of a few pages each, it is pretty easy to flip through and read a string of quotations on whatever subject appeals to me at the moment.  I did not read this book beginning to end, and I'm pretty sure there are a couple of topics I haven't read at all.  But I enjoyed reading each topic that I did read, and I loved just flipping through and reading quotes at random.

The publisher's blurb above makes it look like this book is filled with a slew of one-liners.  That isn't the case.  Most of the quotes are actually a paragraph or more, and are far more in-depth than I was expecting.

Disclaimer: As a Booksneeze Blogger, I did receive this book for free from Thomas Nelson. No other compensation was received. For more about my take on reviews, visit my blog post here.

1 comment:

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