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Partly Cloudy Patriot
Narrator: Sarah Vowell, Conan O'Brien, Seth Green, and more
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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.
result is a teeming and engrossing audiobook, capturing Vowell's
memorable wit and her keen social commentary.
©2002 Sarah Vowell; (P)2002 Simon & Schuster
Inc. All Rights Reserved. AUDIOWORKS is an imprint of Simon &
Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster, Inc.
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