Palin Finishes Book After Stint in San Diego

"Going Rogue: An American Life" set for November release

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    Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate, has finished her memoir just four months after the book deal was announced, and the release date has been moved up from the spring to Nov. 17, her publisher said.

    The moose-hunting hockey mom can now add "author" to her resume after consulting her muse in San Diego.

    Ex-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin finished penning her tome just four months after the blockbuster book deal was announced, and the release date for her highly anticipated memoir has been moved up from spring to Nov. 14, her publisher said.

    Palin, 45, spent weeks in San Diego shortly after leaving office and worked on the manuscript with collaborator Lynn Vincent, a person close to her said. She was joined in San Diego by her family and her top aide, Meghan Stapleton, then spent several days in New York working around the clock with editors at Harper, said the person, who wasn't authorized to comment and asked not to be identified.

    "Governor Palin has been unbelievably conscientious and hands-on at every stage, investing herself deeply and passionately in this project," Harper publisher Jonathan Burnham said. "It's her words, her life and it's all there in full and fascinating detail."

    "Going Rogue: An American Life" is Palin's first book and will chronicle her family life and experiences from the campaign trail as the Republican veep candidate during the 2008 presidential election. The former politician has remained in the public eye since the election and is rumored to be a potential contender for the 2012 presidential race.