The Lies of Sarah Palin: The Untold Story Behind Her Relentless Quest for Power

Geoffrey Dunn. St. Martin's Press, (320p) $25.99 ISBN 9780312601867
Even before she became a mayor, Sarah Palin wanted to be president. In this full-court press of a polemic, Dunn, an investigative reporter and senior correspondent for Metro Newspapers, serves up this and oth-er choice tidbits surrounding the former Alaska governor's meteoric rise to political superstardom. For Dunn, Palin's political leanings recall the xenophobic Know-Nothing party of the 19th century and are fueled more by self-gratification than any serious interest in policy issues. Palin's long and diverse list of spurned and scorned friends and associates, mainly in Alaska, provide devastating examples of her pen-chant for playing fast and loose with the truth and other detailed character quirks. Dunn concludes that Palin is "all id…lazy beyond belief and carelessly impulsive." Unfortunately, a journalist's insistence on Palin's suffering from a "narcissistic personality disorder" without consulting actual psychologists or psy-chologists undercuts this otherwise riveting political drama. Palin enthusiasts are likely to cry foul, but anyone looking for a lively and through account of the Palin phenomenon will be well-rewarded. (May)
Reviewed on: 07/04/2011
Release date: 05/01/2011
Genre: Nonfiction
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