Sarah Palin’s book Going Rogue: An American Life isn’t getting released until November 17th, but already it is a best-seller on and many other book lists. It seems as though lots of people want to read about why Sarah Palin acts the way she does…(pretty sure you don’t need to read a book to figure out the answer).

Anyway, what’s kind of neat to see are the alternative book covers that photographer John Keatley took of Sarah Palin. Harper Collins eventually went with the off-in-the-distance stare, but it’s nice to know that they could have chosen the straight-into-camera stare, or the boring plain background portrait, or even the let-me-tilt-my-body-into-an-awkward-state pose. Yes, see them all below.