I have given this book the honor (?) of being the first in my new shelf entitled "Books that never should have been written." If any, all, some, of this is true, first of all who really cares? It is always easy to find people who are willing to trash other people because of any number of human frailties like envy, greed, not to mention if you want to be in the news, your fifteen minutes of fame.
Seriously though, if you really want to be taken seriously and are writing a book about another, you should Not move in next door to your intended victim and I could not help but think as I read, that Mrs Palin was a victim. Even if most of this was true, McGinniss seemed to take pleasure out of reporting all the details. I did not get one iota of human campassion, but just a matter of going for the jugular and squezzing every ounce of blood out of it that he could. Heck, who among us would not feel a bit violated by an action such as this?As far as I was concerned, this author lost all credibility by that action. He had to know that this would create an uproar which of course it did, and so that meant a ready audience for his book. He did get that so desired fifteen minutes of fame and for free too! Sold a lot of books I am sure because of it. Got his name in the news and blasted across the TV screens too!
There is a smack of yellow journalism here that I just could not swallow. I just felt the book was biased from the get go. Whether you like or dislike Mrs Palin, is really not the point in my mind as you read this. I was just looking for an account that put everything, the good, the bad, the ugly in perspective. This book just concentrated on two things or really three things......the bad, the ugly and the downright dirty scandalous reporting one expects to find in newspapers commonly referred to as rags.