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Take the Cannoli - by Sarah Vowell (Paperback)

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About the Book



One of the most popular commentators on public radio's much-loved "This American Life", Vowell explores her own life and the world around her with a discerning eye, quick wit, and a droll sense of humor. "Take the Cannoli" offers readers a great opportunity to discover--or revisit--this remarkable storyteller.



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A wickedly funny collection of personal essays from popular NPR personality Sarah Vowell.Hailed by Newsweek as a "cranky stylist with talent to burn," Vowell has an irresistible voice -- caustic and sympathetic, insightful and double-edged -- that has attracted a loyal following for her magazine writing and radio monologues on This American Life. While tackling subjects such as identity, politics, religion, art, and history, these autobiographical tales are written with a biting humor, placing Vowell solidly in the tradition of Mark Twain and Dorothy Parker. Vowell searches the streets of Hoboken for traces of the town's favorite son, Frank Sinatra. She goes under cover of heavy makeup in an investigation of goth culture, blasts cannonballs into a hillside on a father-daughter outing, and maps her family's haunted history on a road trip down the Trail of Tears. Take the Cannoli is an eclectic tour of the New World, a collection of alternately hilarious and heartbreaking essays and autobiographical yarns.



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Susan Salter Reynolds Los Angeles Times Book Review Sarah Vowell is a madonna of Americana.



About the Author



Sarah Vowell is a contributing editor for public radio's This American Life and has written for Time, Esquire, GQ, Spin, Salon, McSweeneys, The Village Voice, and the Los Angeles Times. She is the author of Radio On, Take the Cannoli, and The Partly Cloudy Patriot. She lives in New York Cit
Dimensions (Overall): 8.5 Inches (H) x 5.62 Inches (W) x .57 Inches (D)
Weight: .47 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 224
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Entertainment & Performing Arts
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Format: Paperback
Author: Sarah Vowell
Language: English
Street Date: April 3, 2001
TCIN: 11981920
UPC: 9780743205405
Item Number (DPCI): 248-31-0841
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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