Mock Palin memoir to coincide with book's release

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A parody of a memoir by Republican former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin is set to be released the same day as her real book hits the shelves next month, the publisher said Monday.

With a nearly identical cover photo and similar typeface on the title and subheadings, "Going Rouge: An American Nightmare" looks remarkably similar to the planned cover of the Alaska governor's "Going Rogue: An American Life."

Both are set for release on November 17. "Going Rouge" is compiled by a pair of editors at the left-leaning Nation magazine, and is to be published by OR books which launched earlier this year.

Palin's memoir is to be published by HarperCollins, with an initial print run set at 1.5 million copies, and is an early bestseller on Amazon.com.

The mock memoir "examines Palin's quirky origins in Wasilla, Alaska, her spectacular rise to the effective leadership of the Republican Party, and the nightmarish prospect of her continuing to dominate the nation's political scene," OR books said on its website.

Palin turned in an uneven performance as vice-presidential candidate on John McCain's losing ticket in 2008, attracting ridicule for her lack of expertise about international affairs.

However, her folksy style and strong conservative views have made her a potent figure in the burgeoning anti-Obama opposition movement.

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