Governor Palin’s book hit bookstore shelves today, and already she has received rave reviews. Here are three reviews for America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith and Flag:
At Human Events, Jedediah Bila has written a great review of the book. Here is sample:
When I pick up a book, the thing I want most is to feel that the author has invited me on a journey, one where I can see, hear, and almost touch the world the writer has awakened. Sarah Palin’s America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag does just that.
The writer’s voice is warm and welcoming. The tone is optimistic and patriotic. And the writing style is uncluttered and forthright. Palin presents the American values she holds dear through a blend of personal stories and excerpts from writings that have inspired her. Ronald Reagan, John F. Kennedy, Milton Friedman, Abigail Adams, Margaret Thatcher, Booker T. Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Benjamin Franklin, and Martin Luther King, Jr., are some of the historical figures whose words are brought to life through Palin’s text.
Sarah Palin makes no apologies for her faith, her belief in “commonsense constitutional conservatives,” or her commitment to the values that built this country. But there’s nothing angry about her writing, nothing haughty. And because of her approach and the honest life lessons she shares, my guess is that even some who rally against her politics will discover a lot of themselves in the family, faith, and flag she treasures.
America by Heart will resonate with many Americans in much the same way as the author who gave it life: with a strong, real, likable voice that speaks from the heart.
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At the National Review, Kathryn Jean Lopez writes:
Sarah Palin’s new book, America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag, is out today. It’s a good book that reflects exactly what people like about her — her passion for (as it happens) family, faith, and flag.
Watching MSNBC this morning, I got the impression they hadn’t even read the book. “Playbook for 2012?? This isn’t your traditional campaign book, by any stretch. This is more Book of Virtues meets biography, with long blockquotes and candid reflections. It stands on its own as a nice little contribution to our culture, campaign or no campaign.
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At Townhall, Katie Pavlich writes:
Sarah Palin’s new book, America By Heart, comes out today, and any American who believes in faith, family, love of country and even history, will enjoy reading it. Just by taking a look at the cover, Palin is adorned in flags, clearly representing the pride she has for America.
America By Heart emphasizes everything personal about her first book and touches on many of the same topics such as becoming a mother, guiding Bristol through her teenage pregnancy, Alaska, but it reflects much more heavily on conservative principles guided by her faith in addition to historical references dating back to Roman times, JFK putting a man on the moon, Martin Luther King Jr., Ronald Reagan bringing down the Soviet Union and of course modern American politics.
Overall, Sarah Palin is not apologizing for her beliefs or for America, admits she is a chocoholic and strongly references the Constitution throughout America By Heart. This book lays out her principles and where they come from, how they have not only guided her, but the nation since its founding.
If Sarah Palin isn’t running for President, America By Heart sure does give us a really good tease.
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