The Christian Version of Sarah Palin’s Book

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin signed a book deal a while before this weekend’s debacle.

No word on the amount she is getting paid for it (rumors place her advance at ~$7,000,000), but what we do know is that there will be two versions — the “regular” version and the “Christian” version:

Soon Palin will take a crack at her own story: she has signed a book contract for an undisclosed but presumably substantial sum, and has chosen Lynn Vincent, a senior writer at the Christian-conservative World magazine, as co-author of the memoir, which is to be published next year not only by HarperCollins but also in a special edition by Zondervan, the Bible-publishing house, that may include supplemental material on faith.

Questions:

  • Which version will sell more copies?
  • What additions will be included in the special Bible-ier edition?
  • Will she stop writing the book halfway through for unspecified reasons? (That one, via Michael Schaub)

I would guess the Christian version sells better. And she’ll somehow find a way to compare her own journey with that of Jesus.

  • Dennis N

    It’s sounds to me like there’s actually going to be a Christian version and an even more Christian version.

    And a massive, heaping serving of persecution complex.

  • Thilina

    It’s sounds to me like there’s actually going to be a Christian version and an even more Christian version.

    And a massive, heaping serving of persecution complex.

    Exactly,

    I mean anything she “writes” is already going to be a christian version.

    and “her own story”?

    It isn’t much of a story.

  • K.Fenner

    Harper Collins is a part of R. Murdoch’s empire I’m not surprised they’re the ones publishing her book, I also wouldn’t be surprised to find out out if Zondervan is owed by Mr. Murdoch as well.

  • CybrgnX

    Hey! She digs the BuyBull-Rite!!
    So aint she suppost to shut up be demure and not tell men what to do or preach to them??? Hypo-cryte(bigger then the normal ones).

  • littlejohn

    Does anyone actually think this ignoramus is capable of writing anything more complicated than her name?

    There’s already talk of a “co-author,” which surely just means ghost writer. In her case, holy ghost writer.

    Autobiography is the most egregious form of fiction. Somebody else said that, but I agree.

  • gabriel

    It seems that all of the bright and shining lights of the christian right are going insane. Her, Governor Sanford, Senator whasisname. I wonder if it is the pressure of pretending to believe in something equivalent to santa clause and the wicked witch of the west.

  • Stephan

    There’s already talk of a “co-author,” which surely just means ghost writer. In her case, holy ghost writer.

    Now, now…her ghost writer will not be the holy ghost. Her ghost writer will be REAL, and most likely due all the credit.

  • Reginald Selkirk

    It seems that all of the bright and shining lights of the christian right are going insane. Her, Governor Sanford, Senator whasisname.

    Don’t forget Bobby “The Exorcist” Jindal.

  • Ubi Dubium

    I’m guessing that the only people who will be interested in reading this book will be the ones who want the bible-y version. If somebody is not interested in reading the bible-y version, they are probably going to be reading something worthwhile instead.

  • Miko

    …proving once and for all that the ability to construct a sentence is no longer a prerequisite to writing a book.

  • http://denkeensechtna.blogspot.com/ Deen

    What additions will be included in the special Bible-ier edition?

    I’m more wondering what will be left out of the Christian version…

  • zoo

    If she writes this herself I feel really sorry for whoever gets the editing job….

  • http://religiouscomics.net Jeff

    This kind of thing is typically done with her making audio recordings and passing them along to the ghost writer. I doubt that she will actually compose any written prose at all.

  • Luther

    # Which version will sell more copies?

    # What additions will be included in the special Bible-ier edition?

    # Will she stop writing the book halfway through for unspecified reasons?

    My answers:

    1) The Christian one, because NewsMax will offer it for $4.95 just like they do with Ann Coulter’s books.

    2) Special sections on How To Raise Christian Abstenate Children; Listening To God So He Will Tell You What You Already Know You Want To Do; Save $ Plan Your Own Press Conferences; WWACPGD (What Would A Christian Point Guard Do); Todd’s Guide To Fishy Government; Too Yr bak I cldn’t evn spal Meyur and Know I Gouvrnur nd sun maybee prsiednt or queeen;

    3) No. She will never start. The ghost writer will do all the writing.

  • Harknights

    Unless the non-bible version is also the porn version I don’t see how it will sell better than her cutting and pasting her name over jesus’ in the new testament and calling it her life.

    I can see the two versions now.

    Regular.

    So I went in the woods and shot a moose.

    Bible

    So I went with the spirt of god in the woods and by the grace of god shot a moose.

  • Mark

    Gosh. Most of the comments posted here make atheists look petty, arrogant, mean spirited and downright hateful. Is that really the image you want to portray?

  • http://thebitchreport.blogspot.com/ Milena

    I second what Mark said. Yes, Palin holds some nutty beliefs, but that doesn’t mean she’s stupid. And I’m guessing the Christian version will sell better.

  • Autumnal Harvest

    Yes, Palin holds some nutty beliefs, but that doesn’t mean she’s stupid.

    Agreed. However, the fact that she regularly says astoundingly stupid things makes me think she probably is in fact stupid.

    Ditto to the ghost writer comments. Someone who can’t name a newspaper that she reads probably isn’t going to write a book herself.

  • http://hoverfrog.wordpress.com hoverFrog

    Why would you write two versions of the same book? Am I missing something here? Isn’t that, I dunno, two books?

    Meh! I’m not going to buy either one which is probably not a surprise considering I’m not the target audience.

  • http://anti-mattr.blogspot.com/ mathyoo

    Ahh. This explains why she resigned as Governor.

    If you’ve read or even heard about the transcript of her resignation speech, and it’s speculated that she wrote it herself, you’ll understand why a ghost writer would be necessary.

  • http://www.quietatheist.com Slugsie

    Aren’t memoirs normally written by people with years and years of experience and stories to call upon? Not vacuous bubble heads who need to read the instructions on a packet of peanuts?

  • Pepe Silvia

    So to clarify: she’s making two copies of the book to leave out some religious stuff in one of them? Isn’t it her duty as a Christian to preach the Gospel? Cutting out her beliefs to sell more copies of a book? That sounds like something an infidel would do.

  • http://selfra.blogspot.com dantresomi

    how about
    a funny version and an even funnier version –

    that sounds about right…

    man 7 Million?
    maybe i do need to go back to church?

  • http://gaytheistagenda.lavenderliberal.com/ Buffy

    The super-Christiany version will probably sell better. Likely it will be hyped through various religious book clubs, possibly even be a “selection of the month”, and portray Palin as the long suffering martyr for her faith . They really eat that stuff up.


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