Cartoonist Garry Trudeau isn’t the only one who apparently got a sneak peek at author Joe McGinniss’ book on Sarah Palin.
Columnist Andrew Sullivan says he, too, got an advance look at McGinniss’ book about Palin, titled The Rogue, which is out Sept. 20. Sullivan pronounces the tome “unputdownable” and a “devastating” look at Palin, who says she’ll decide by the end of the month whether she’ll run for president next year.
In a tidbit for The Daily Beast, Sullivan says he, Trudeau and singer Roseanne Cash each got an advance copy of the book from McGinniss, who moved next door to Palin to get an up-close look at his subject.
Palin put up a fence after McGinniss moved next door and wrote a sarcastic note on Facebook welcoming her neighbor that said she looked forward to “this treasure he’s penning.”
Trudeau is highlighting passages from The Rogue in his comic strip, Doonesbury. Today, the fictional reporter Roland Hedley reads a passage attributed to Gary Wheeler, the state trooper who was head of Palin’s security detail in Alaska. The strip ends with “new book explodes myth of Sarah not reading.”
McGinniss made a name for himself with his book, The Selling of the President, about how Republican Richard Nixon was marketed during the 1968 campaign.