Buying a Vowell

2011-10-09

in Books and literature, Daily updates, Geek stuff

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.

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Milan October 10, 2011 at 1:46 pm

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)

. October 13, 2011 at 8:09 pm

The Wordy Shipmates
October 13, 2011

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