Think You Heard Everything Sarah Palin? Think Again …

Her unauthorized biography hits stores today


Think You Know Everything about Sarah Palin? Think Again …

Unauthorized biography of Sarah Palin hits stores today

-Stephanie Elliot

Although she didn’t make it to the White House, the world is still enthralled with the life of Sarah Palin. If you haven’t had your fill of the high school basketball star / beauty queen/ moose hunter / governor /mother of five, there’s a new book out you’ll want to read that’ll tell you even more!

Trailblazer: An Intimate Biography of Sarah Palin hits stores today. Written by People’s assistant editor, Lorenzo Benet, and published by Simon & Schuster’s Threshold Editions, the unauthorized biography begins with Sarah’s birth in Idaho and portrays the difficulties of growing up in Alaska. From the story of meeting Todd at Wasilla High School, to playing basketball, participating in beauty pageants, eloping and becoming a mother, Trailblazer goes far beyond the campaign trail.

It tells of the birth of Sarah’s youngest son, Trig, and the fears she met when she heard of the diagnosis of Down syndrome, and how she kept it a secret from her other children. Sarah’s reasoning in her own words:

“Not knowing in my own heart if I was going to be ready to embrace a child with special needs – I couldn’t talk about it.”

The biography covers how Sarah kept most of her pregnancy a secret, not revealing the news until March (Trig was born in April). When Trig was born, he also suffered a congenital heart defect not uncommon to Down syndrome babies, but according the book, he didn’t need surgery as it cleared up on its own.

Author Benet, who, incidentally, wrote the September 2008 People Sarah Palin cover story, interviewed Palin’s parents, Chuck and Sally Heath, and spoke to Heather Bruce, Sarah’s older sister. He also spoke with in-laws, political allies and rivals, to pepper the book with plenty of colorful stories and quotes.

Other bits of interest from the book:

The Palins hired a nanny to help out at home once things got hectic on the campaign trail. Wonder what her book might be like and if she’s gotten any offers to write one?

While pregnant with son Tripp, born December 27, 2008, Palin’s daughter, Bristol, was living with her aunt and uncle in Anchorage. During that time, Bristol worked at two espresso shops. Being pregnant and having to be around all that caffeine – was that some sort of punishment?

Levi (Tripp’s father) would drive the 40 miles from Wasilla to Anchorage to take Bristol out. Heather Bruce, Sarah’s sister, is quoted in the book: “He (Levi) used to bring her flowers and take her to dinner and a movie.” Now that’s romantic.

Sarah, often star-struck herself, once went to J.C. Penney to meet Ivana Trump. Hmm … maybe to get tips on how to wear her hair during the campaign?

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0 thoughts on “Think You Heard Everything Sarah Palin? Think Again …

  1. Sarah needs to go away now. She has had her 15 minutes of fame and we need to concentrate of positive role models, not one who advocates the annihilation of native species and who shows her ignorance in public.

  2. Sarah Palin is in higher office: She’s Alaska’s governor. If a majority of the citizens of Alaska voted for her, we should respect their choice. Isn’t it all about choice?

  3. Ah, Sarah Palin, love her or hate her, people ALWAYS have an opinion about her! I actually don’t think she’s that bad – just villified by the left wing to ensure that we would have a democrat in office. (And I am a democrat…)

  4. Rosewood and CM-JJordan, the only hate I see is from you two. What a couple of hypocrites. Sarah Palin is an all American woman and positive role model who has done more good for more people and animals (through actual actions

  5. My post #2 makes less sense now that CM-JJordan (or someone at Betty) has deleted her original post, in which she wrote that she “couldn’t stand” Sarah Palin and she was glad that Palin is not in higher office.

    Why not be honest and put Jill’s original, intolerant post back in place?

  6. Believe it or not, Ladies, there are actually a lot of women (even in the SF Bay Area) that admire Sarah Palin and think she is a great role model. I am personally grateful to have had a pro-life candidate run for office at the national level…something that we rarely see any more. I think she is a real, courageous and faithful woman, and I only can hope the book is more balanced than the witch hunt we witnessed last fall .

  7. Jane-

    You say “I pity you both as you are filled with hatred”

    Can we say pot calling the kettle black? You might want to re-read your post and think about its tone. None of what you say about me is true and I feel sorry for you.

  8. Jane,

    You are a breath of fresh air and I loved your post. It’s about time people started to speak up about the hate dished out on Sarah Palin. I am/was a supporter of Sarah Palin and I got much flack from many people including my own family. I am a former Alaskan and being a black female conservative Republican invites hate messages proclaiming that I am a self-hating, sellout, race traitor and nutcase. People can have their own opinions but as soon as you voice yours, you’re stuffing religion or your viewpoints down their throats. They can say what they want but we can’t? Actually, most of my many dem and liberal friends respect me and I them and we get along great. Then there are those who want to end up parting ways because they are not mature enough to have an intelligent debate or agree to disagree. I say good riddance!!! Enough already and I thank your for your insight.

    It is funny how people try to turn their hate back on you for calling them out. Preach it sister! I’m with you!!! Sarah Palin is an all American woman and would have made an outstanding Vice President as she is a terrific governor. Glad that you can pray for everyone too. Way to go.

  9. “enthralled” by her???? Try APPALLED by her!!! yeeeesh. And don’t forget, in order to be an “all American woman,” you need to be able to represent ALL Americans which she CLEARLY proved she doesn’t. WAKE UP AMERICA! She is horrible.

  10. BTW, my sister and brother-in-law live in Alaska…believe me when I tell you that it is not a huge “love fest for Sarah” up there! Especially when she showed her true colors during the campaign!

  11. If this is not hatefull, nothing is.

    “Rosewood and CM-JJordan are steadfast abortion advocates at any cost/time–once again hypocrites–it’s okay to kill human babies and control their population by partially birthing them and sucking their brains out (even at 9 months) and annihilate the population of babies but NOT wolves. I pity you both as you are filled with hatred and very naive.”

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