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PARTLY (THE) CLOUDY PATRIOT

Vowell, Sarah

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ISBN 10: 0743223527 / ISBN 13: 9780743223522
Published by Simon & Schuster, 2002
Condition: Good + Hardcover
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Tan paper covered boards, corners straight, metallic blue titles on tan paper covered spine, book body clean, signed and inscribed by the author on the full title page, illustrated dust jacket shows mild wear to edges, price intact, archival brodart protected. Signed and Inscribed By Author. Bookseller Inventory # 44102

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Title: PARTLY (THE) CLOUDY PATRIOT

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Paper Covered Boards

Book Condition:Good +

Dust Jacket Condition: Good +

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition / First Printing

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In "The Partly Cloudy Patriot," Sarah Vowell travels through the American past and, in doing so, investigates the dusty, bumpy roads of her own life. In this insightful and funny collection of personal stories Vowell -- widely hailed for her inimitable narratives on public radio's "This American Life" -- ponders a number of curious questions: Why is she happiest when visiting the sites of bloody struggles like Salem or Gettysburg? Why do people always inappropriately compare themselves to Rosa Parks? Why is a bad life in sunny California so much worse than a bad life anywhere else? What is it about the Zen of foul shots? And, in the title piece, why must doubt and internal arguments haunt the sleepless nights of the true patriot?Her essays confront a wide range of subjects, themes, icons, and historical moments: Ike, Teddy Roosevelt, and Bill Clinton; Canadian Mounties and German filmmakers; Tom Cruise and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer; " twins and nerds; the Gettysburg Address, the State of the Union, and George W. Bush's inauguration. The result is a teeming and engrossing book, capturing Vowell's memorable wit and her keen social commentary.

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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.

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