Told by Sarah Palin's father and brother, both lifelong educators and and outdoorsmen, Our Sarah: Made in Alaska draws on the memories of family and friends to offer intimate and vivid insights into the life of one of America's most iconic public figures. Chuck Heath Sr. and Chuck Heath Jr. share an insider's perspective on Sarah Palin's life and history growing up in an active family devoted to sports, faith and the joy of competition. They show how life in the American frontier helped shape Sarah into a strong, independent, and complex woman, prepared for a life in politics.
We may think we know Sarah Palin from all the coverage she has received in the political arena, but one-side depictions but media coverage is limited and, Sarah would even say, biased. OUR SARAH is also a bit biased since it's written by Sarah's dad and brother with contributions from many friends and colleagues--these are the people who know her--and love her--best.
Combining the appeal of Sarah Palin's bestselling book, Going Rogue, with the flavor of the hugely successful TV show "Sarah Palin's Alaska," here are intimate stories from Sarah's life along with a celebration of growing up in and sharing all that Alaska means to Sarah and her family. Sarah's dad and brother share great family stories of life in the last frontier--from hiking, camping, fishing, hunting and gold-mining, to marathon running, teaching and community service--first in small ways and then on a national stage. Structured around themes of family, faith, independence, resilience, character, risk-taking and adventure--here is a full and loving portrait of where Sarah Palin came from and what made her the person she is today.
Chuck, Sr. is a retired teacher and coach who spent the majority of his forty-eight years in Alaska working as a big game guide all over the state. Chuck, Jr. is a school teacher, hockey player, and a longtime seasonal gold miner who has also worked all over the state. Together, they've shared many of their Alaskan adventures and given the reader an inside look at how these experiences helped make Sarah the person she is today.