Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Joe McGinniss, author of Fatal Vision, The Big Horse, Never Enough, etc., has moved into the house next door to Sarah Palin and her family. He is currently writing an unauthorized biography of her.

Now she can see Joe McGinniss from her house. He rented the one next door to hers in Wasilla. His is the one on the left in the picture below.

He's not her biggest fan. He wrote an article in March 2009 for the now defunct magazine Portfolio on the failed natural gas pipeline project she touted during her term as governor. He bid almost $60,000 in a charity auction to have dinner with her, but lost.

Journalists write unauthorized biographies of public figures, whether they're happy about it, or not. Sometimes the bombshells they drop don't affect them, such as Albert Goldman's biographies of Elvis, and John Lennon, because the subjects are dead. I think that's a little neater--Kitty Kelley's books are about living people, including Oprah, and Nancy Reagan. People love to hear the insider stories....

I can't imagine what a writer would get from moving in next door. Seem's a bit much....

1 comment:

  1. I have to say, she's got a honkin' big McMansion, and it's awfully close to the McGinnis house next door. Of course, I have no idea if this is typical of Wasilla, but doesn't Alaska have a lot of land? They needed to build the houses this close? Really?