Sarah Palin's Book Cover, Deconstructed

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Former Alaska governor/2008 Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin has a new book—America by Heart: Reflections on Faith, Family, and Flag—coming out this fall, and its cover was revealed earlier this week. Jezebel compares Palin's America by Heart photo with the one from her first book, Going Rogue:

First and foremost, there's some curl to her hair. It could be a nod to glamour, but it suggests that she's more grown up now. Gone is the short-shorted jogger; meet the polished professional. And in her new cover, Sarah's head is even bigger. Instead of seeing her from below as she dreamily ponders the Alaskan wilderness, we get a straight headshot. Suddenly—dramatically—it's all about her face and eyes, which are locked dead on the viewer from behind those famous glasses. Hypnotic.

The post also includes an imagining of what the judges from America's Next Top Model would have to say about the cover. (Sample quote from "Tyra Banks": This shot is nothing like the woman I see before me, who once bravely said: 'drill, baby, drill.' I want to see this woman come out, she just needs your help to come out.")

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Eleanor Barkhorn is a former senior editor at The Atlantic.

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