"There have been so many things written and said through mainstream media that have not been accurate, and it will be nice through an unfiltered forum to get to speak truthfully about who we are and what we stand for and what Alaska is all about," Palin said in an interview Tuesday announcing the deal.
Neither Palin nor HarperCollins would not say how much she was being paid. Asked why, the governor and 2008 Republican nominee for vice president said she didn't want to distract from the substance of the book.
The book is to be published sometime in the spring of 2010. Palin will have a collaborator, who is expected to be chosen soon. The governor said she wants to do a lot of the writing herself, and that it will be her story and her words.
"It will be nice to put my journalism degree to work on this and get to tell my story, Alaska's story. There have been so many unauthorized books and publications that have spoken to somebody else's opinion of who I am what my family represents and what Alaska is all about," she said.
Through high level sources at Harper Collins Gawker can report tonight that rumors of Palin writing a memoir are absolutely false. Rather, we're told that she intends to write a book based on her soon to launch Tumblr blog titled "This Is Why You're Going To Burn In Hell For Eternity With Satan," a site that will feature photographs of people committing various heinous sins against JESUS, such as two Chelsea boys taking turns sodomizing each other in the steam room at David Barton's gym, a Southern white man wearing a cowboy hat pulling a lever in a voting booth for Obama during the 2008 election, and a man driving a Prius with a copy of the Koran riding shotgun. Also, her "collaborator" is some guy named Richard Blakeley, but we still have absolutely no idea where she may have gotten this book idea from.