The conservative politico's memoir will be published ahead of its original date

By Michael Y. Park
Updated September 29, 2009 08:30 AM
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Call her what you like, but she’s definitely a fast writer.

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has already finished her memoir, titled Going Rogue: An American Life, and has a newly moved-up launch date for its publication – Nov. 17 for a whopping 1.5 million copies, the Christian Science Monitor reports.

The 400-page memoir from HarperCollins, which Palin wrote with noted ghostwriter Lynn Vincent, was completed in a swift four months, at last part of which Palin spent in an intense retreat in San Diego, Calif.

The title of Palin’s book is also notable, as it’s the term that advisors to Sen. John McCain used to mock the former vice presidential nominee during the 2008 presidential elections, describing some of the many complaints the McCain camp allegedly had for the candidate’s running mate.

Despite her speedy wrap-up of her book, Palin, 45, has a lot to cover in her tale, from her beauty-pageant beginnings, to her selection by McCain, to revelations of her daughter Bristol’s pregnancy, to her falling-out with Bristol’s baby’s father, Levi Johnston – who has accused the ex-governor of being far from the simple American wife and mom she claims to be. Neither Palin nor Vincent has commented on the contents of the text.

Palin is considered a favorite of many social conservatives for the 2012 presidential election, though she will not confirm her future plans.