Excerpts from Slate’s unauthorized index of Sarah Palin’s autobiography, Going Rogue.

When Sarah Palin’s 413-page autobiography, Going Rogue: An American Life, hit stands Tuesday, readers discovered the governor’s most mavericky move yet: The book lacks an index. So Slate has compiled its own. Just print out this index, paste it into the back of your copy, and start skipping around! (And, yes, the page numbers are real.)

Alaska
________autumn bouquet of, 1
________robin’s egg sky of, 2
________superiority to Lower 48 of, 1-413

Biden, Joe
________gaffes of, 278
________pre-debate stretching regimen of, 296
________accidental reference to as “Sen. O’Biden,” 289

books and magazines, references to
________A Conflict of Vision, 385
________Animal Farm, 27
________Buck, Pearl S., 180
________Bible, the, 15
________cookbooks, 15
________Lewis, C.S., 27
________Nash, Ogden, 15
________National Geographic, 27
________Pearl, The, 27
________Ranger Rick, 27
________Reader’s Digest, 15
________Seagull, Jonathan Livingston, 27
________Service, Robert, 15
________Sports Illustrated, 27
________Wonderful World of Oz, The, 16

capital letters, unorthodox use of
________”Patriots,” dedication page

Couric, Katie
________”repetitive, biased questions” of, 271
________unfair editing of interview with, 273
________condescension of, 276
________things I could/should have said to, 274-5
________things I could have done instead of talking to, 279

“Democrat,” usage of as adjective, 155, 227

dialogue, implausibly recreated, 2, 53, 74, 151, 161, 179, 188, 217, 235, 318, 358, 375

e-mail, hacking of, 263-65

exclamation point, usage of, 4, 26, 120, 121, 122, 138, 150, 199, 207, 222, 223, 225, 233, 239, 241, 276, 302, 307

evolution
________skeptical views of, 217
________________use of word “Neanderthal” despite, 30, 172

“experts,” wrongness of, 254, 289, 336, 375, 392

Facebook
________citation of as example of laudable free-market enterprise, 400
________utility of for calling out haters, 400

media
________getting things wrong, 203, 233, 237, 238, 276, 342, 378
________getting things right, 246
________liberalness of, 270

mistakes
________betraying Todd’s stepmom by not backing her for Wasilla mayor, 87
________not making a bigger issue of the Rev. Wright, 307

moose, 18, 20, 31, 113, 134, 270

“nerd,” characterization of self as, 37, 149

Obama, Barack
________impressive but empty oratorical skills of, 227
________”staggering national deficit” incurred by, 388

policy, preference for over politics, 156

politics-as-usual, 3, 5, 6, 70, 72, 109, 119, 144, 156, 183
________(See also status quo, 5)

prayers
________answered
________________boyfriend, 33
________________job for Todd with British Petroleum, 50
________not answered
________________winning debate with Joe Biden, 295
________________winning 2008 election, 333

pregnancy
________descriptions of
________________”I porked up,” 50
________________”ready to calve,” 51
________________”more nauseated than usual,” 171
________________”starving for king crab and scallops,” 192
________________feeling contractions during Texas speech, 194
________reaction to own
________________”Holy geez!” 171
________reaction to Bristol’s
________________”Truthfully, I was devastated,” 207
________campaign’s advance knowledge of, 214
________campaign’s botched handling of, 234

“progress,” usage of as transitive verb, 64

Reagan, Ronald, 3, 12, 45, 46, 47, 59, 124, 158, 216, 297, 384, 386, 387, 391, 394, 400
________(See: USS Ronald Reagan, 394)

resignation
________ethics complaints that led to, 352
________FOIA requests that led to, 354
________agonizing over, 375-76
________announcement of, 377
________characterization of as “not retreating” but “reloading,” 377, 383

Rock, Kid
________approval of as “pro-America” with “common sense ideas,” 300

running (exercise)
________Refusal of campaign to let her engage in, 285
________Injury incurred the one time she is allowed to engage in, 291

Russia, proximity of Alaska to, 275
________map proving it, pre-index page

science, inadequacy of to explain existence, 47

sentence, actual
________”As the soles of my shoes hit the soft ground, I pushed past the tall cottonwood trees in a euphoric cadence, and meandered through willow branches that the moose munched on,” 102

“you betcha”
________revelation of as not actually Alaska’s state motto, 309

 

Christopher Beam is a Slate political reporter. Follow him on Twitter.

Article URL: http://www.slate.com/id/2235917/

 

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