Sarah Vowell is the author of the bestselling Assassination Vacation, The Partly Cloudy Patriot, Take the Cannoli, and Radio On. She is a contributing editor for public radio's "This American Life." She is also a McSweeney's person and the voice of teenage superhero Violet Parr in Pixar Animation... show more
Sarah Vowell is the author of the bestselling Assassination Vacation, The Partly Cloudy Patriot, Take the Cannoli, and Radio On. She is a contributing editor for public radio's "This American Life." She is also a McSweeney's person and the voice of teenage superhero Violet Parr in Pixar Animation Studios' "The Incredibles."
Birth date: December 27, 1969
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I really enjoy the wit and stories of Sarah Vowell. This book is a series of essays that she wrote that mostly deal with her thoughts on various parts of American culture and history. I laughed out loud more than once, and I appreciate her perspective on life.
This book was a fun read that mixes travel, history, and humor. The author has an obsession with presidential assassinations and travels to the famous sand obscure sites around the country that features objects and plaques about the assassinations. There are three chapters that deal with Lincoln, Ga...
This is my first time reading Sarah Vowell and I'll probably pick up more of her work in the future. It was funny in an amusing sort of way, as Vowell is my kind of historian and finds the more absurd or weird a lot more fun than rehashing the same details readers learned (maybe) in school. I liked ...
A collection of Vowell's essays culled from several magazine/newspaper columns and This American Life, this is one of those books that is difficult for me to rate. On the one hand, I found her dry humour entertaining, but on the other, I'm not a fan of cynicism in general, and Vowell's weaponised ...
I can already tell I'm going to want to read this again. Essays, I love them. Plus, in my mind, I can hear Vowell as she must have sounded on This American Life, which is where most of these began. There's a few bits of growing-up interspersed throughout, a lot of history, the blackest of humor. Gre...