Sarah Palin’s book is on the fast track

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Announced just four months ago, Sarah Palin’s memoir, ‘Going Rogue: An American Life,’ will be on shelves in time for Christmas. In fact, with a release date of Nov. 17, it’ll be in stores by Thanksgiving -- that’s instead of the originally scheduled spring release date.

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Harper publisher Jonathan Burnham says the ex-governor obviously invested herself deeply -- and also quite quickly -- in penning the 400-page volume and it contains ‘fascinating details.’ Some of which, no doubt, will not be so fascinating to some within the failed campaign camp of Arizona Sen. John McCain, who picked her as the first GOP female on a presidential ticket in an obvious bid for the Arctic vote. Many in the mainstream media will also be eager to see how the Republican hockey mom praises them for their objective portrayals of her all last fall.

Harper, a division of HarperCollins, says it will print 1.5 million copies. That’s a hefty print run -- the same as that for the fall’s previous big political memoir, Ted Kennedy’s ‘True Compass.’

-- Carolyn Kellogg