November 2008 Indie Next List
“As always, Vowell is darkly hilarious and freshly informative. She pokes fun at the buckle-shoed Puritans who first settled here, but she also tells a story of how their quirks, foibles, and love of words formed our country's personality. Her distinct and sharply witty voice makes this book an edifying delight.”
— Laura Delaney, The Rediscovered Bookshop, Boise, ID
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 City.