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03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Joel Stein Writes Memoir In A Day To Compete With Sarah Palin

TIME's Joel Stein was so inspired by Sarah Palin's quickie memoir turnaround that he wrote one of his own — in a day.

"When I heard that Sarah Palin wrote her upcoming 400-page autobiography, Going Rogue: An American Life, in four months, I thought, What took her so long?" Stein writes in next week's issue of TIME. "To prove that introspection doesn't need to be time-consuming, I decided to try to write my memoir in one day."

Because Palin wrote hers with Lynn Vincent, Stein chose Neil Strauss — who co-wrote memoirs with Marilyn Manson, Motley Crue, Dave Navarro and Jenna Jameson — to assist him in writing Rogue Journalist: An Even More American Life.

Download the 49-page memoir here or read it below, embedded via DocStoc:

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