Bestselling memoirist and former Alaskan governor Sarah Palin reportedly has been shopping a reality television nature show–a prospect that has touched off speculation around the media blogosphere. We wonder–could a glossy nature book be far behind?
Here’s more from our sibling blog, TVNewser: “Palin is close to signing a deal with Discovery communications for a nature/travelogue series called Sarah Palin’s Alaska.”
And here’s literary analysis from writer Maud Newton: “Planet Earth, like many of Palin’s favorite phrases, has one innocuous set of associations for the population at large, and also an inflammatory shadow resonance for her base. While most of us naturally think of the popular documentary series, the touchstone for holy-rollers is Hal Lindsey’s The Late, Great Planet Earth, an incendiary fundamentalist text published in 1970 that forecast the imminent dawn of the End Times.”