April 06, 2009 The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell
I love the way Sarah Vowell writes. She manages to delve into complex historical concepts with wit and wisdom and without cliche - unlike me. And of course, this book is no different.
I've wanted to read this book since I saw her on The Daily Show and found out that she had a new book coming out. She didn't disappoint me. I loved the way she was able to seamlessly go from scripture to primary sources to commentary to current events, making me laugh along the way. I don't know that I necessarily learned anything new, but I liked reading it. And I can't wait for her next book - if only so Jon can have her back on his show!
Labels: borrowed, favorite author: sarah vowell, history
posted by Jenn at 7:30 PM