Buying a Vowell

I should not be buying books. I have much to do, far too many things to read already, and a new emphasis on avoiding bulky material possessions.

Still, when I saw Sarah Vowell‘s The Wordy Shipmates for $4.75 in hardcover, and remembered how charming she in on This American Life, I could not resist.

Author: Milan

In the spring of 2005, I graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in International Relations and a general focus in the area of environmental politics. In the fall of 2005, I began reading for an M.Phil in IR at Wadham College, Oxford. Outside school, I am very interested in photography, writing, and the outdoors. I am writing this blog to keep in touch with friends and family around the world, provide a more personal view of graduate student life in Oxford, and pass on some lessons I've learned here.

2 thoughts on “Buying a Vowell”

  1. Here [in the Happy Days Thanksgiving episode] is the moment that inspired the first epiphany I ever had about colonial New England: Joanie leaves the room and her goody-goody brother Richie asks, “Father, are you letting her go out like that? Have you seen her skirt? It’s up to her ankles!” I remember sitting there watching that and realizing, for the first of many times, “Oh. Maybe the people who founded this country were kind of crazy.”

    (p. 19 hardcover)

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