Sarah Palin's book "Going Rogue" is highly anticipated in Alaska, her home state, but she's no Harry Potter.
David Cheezem, co-owner of Fireside Books in Palmer, said people have been calling to make sure they'll be able to get the former GOP vice presidential candidate's memoir, "Going Rogue." He's opening early with coffee and doughnuts to celebrate the Tuesday release.
"I'm excited about the event," he said. "Am I as excited as I was for Harry Potter? No. That was huge."
When the last three Potter books were released, the entire downtown area became a virtual Hogwarts, the boarding school for witches and wizards attended by the boy wizard. Merchants, including Cheezem, held trivia contests, and shoppers dressed up in character, The Associated Press reports.
News agencies also report, the "Sarah Palin Reality Show" won't be in your TV listings anytime soon.
The 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate said she rejected offers for her family to be featured in a reality show, and she doesn't think a talk show would be a wise move, either.
"Well, I'd probably rather write than talk. But I don't know if that would...be something that is in the best interests of my family right now," she said in an interview with ABC's Barbara Walters.
"There have been lots and lots of offers, in these last couple of months especially, coming our way, some bizarre things," Palin said, New York Daily News reports.
Meanwhile, Sarah Palin talked tough about the father of her grandson on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" that aired Monday -- and Levi Johnston is giving it right back.
Johnston watched with cameras from "The Insider" rolling as Palin was interviewed by Winfrey and, says "The Insider" 's Chris Johnson, took exception again and again to things Palin was saying about him:
Palin said, "(It's) a bit heartbreaking to see the road that he is on right now," CBS News reports.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel had had a few fights and used strong language because of the Ukrainian crisis in 2014