Picks and Pans Review: New Palin Biography

updated 03/02/2009 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 03/02/2009 AT 01:00 AM EST

>Just out from our staff is Trailblazer: An Intimate Biography of Sarah Palin, by PEOPLE Assistant Editor Lorenzo Benet (Simon & Schuster/Threshold Editions, $25). Written with the cooperation of several Palin family members, the book tells of her rise from pageant queen to the GOP ticket, including how she long kept the secret of her pregnancy with her youngest child, Trig, from Bristol and her other kids, hoping to spare them unwanted media attention.

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