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Sarah Vowell

Sarah Jane Vowell (born December 27, 1969) is an American author, journalist, essayist and social commentator. Often referred to as a social observer, Vowell has written six nonfiction books on American history and culture, and was a contributing editor for the radio program This American Life on Public Radio International from 1996–2008, where she produced numerous commentaries and documentaries and toured the country in many of the program’s live shows. She was also the voice of Violet in the animated film The Incredibles.

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Read "Unfamiliar Fishes" by Sarah Vowell. It's a book on Hawaii and talks about that. Great book.
"History is one war after another with a bunch of murders and natural disasters in between.". Sarah Vowell is my role model in pessimism
Love it when famous people like my posts. Sarah Vowell is a big fan of the Park Service.
Thank you, Sarah Vowell - this quote is so important to me. "Women's Crafts" like the sewing and needlework I do ar…
"When I think about my relationship with America I feel like a battered wife: he knocks me around a lot but he sure can dance" -Sarah Vowell
I interviewed Sarah Vowell for a while back - thinking of what she said about July 4 today…
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7. Lafayette in the Somewhat United States by Sarah Vowell - an examination of the idealized re…
Sarah Vowell's essay on the Partly Cloudy Patriot feels quite apt right now. But right now, I feel esp patriotic to my country.
Rainbow drivin. Obama loves it and sarah vowell called it the most American restaurant.
📻 Listen in as Sarah Vowell tells us what she discovered about the Americanization of the Hawaiian islands:…
Current location of the National Gallery of Art. Sarah Vowell did a great retelling of this event in Assassination…
So good. Also, I like the way she says, "current president." Like Sarah Vowell says, it's more hopeful.
Also anything by Sarah vowell, i.e. Assassination Vacation
Senator Testor and Sarah Vowell should really get together!
The one surprising question I find myself asking a lot during this insane presidency: . "Where the *** is Sarah Vowell?"
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Sarah Vowell's voice was love at first listen. It took weeks of listening to TAL archives fo…
First, take the kids to see Moana. Then read Unfamiliar Fishes, Sarah Vowell's smart look at Hawaiian history.
Sarah Vowell's Unfamiliar Fishes is a good 'un about Hawaiian history & The Wordy Shipmates covers some early New England history
Seconding any Sarah Vowell. Also, Jonathan Lethem's examination of Carpenter's "They Live" is so fun.
Sarah Vowell's Lafayette book is fun. i liked Amy Poehler and Steve Martin's autobios. "Being Wrong" by is A+
Sarah Vowell and Tony Kushner are coming to campus but they're talking about Lincoln
I seem to have no problem revealing my crush on the man who murdered Lincoln.
I think the best response against Haidt is Sarah Vowell’s recent essay:
I was a big Nancy Drew reader. Nancy figures it out. Case closed.
I read that column in Sarah Vowell's voice, of course! Glad she's chimed in on Trump and would love to read more.
The One and Only Sarah Vowell on Religious Toleration, Trump, & US history
Like Lincoln, I would like to believe the ballot is stronger than the bullet. Then again, he s
3 style reasons to start a history course?Would Sarah Vowell by zero suggestions for our edtech lens.
Sarah Vowell touched upon this (Presidential libraries/delicate subjects) in one of her books. Very interesting topic
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Sarah Vowell is my goddess. Truro is down the street from me and I went to Taft National Historic Park last week.
I feel like Khan stole the idea from Sarah Vowell, but I'm not even mad.
Sarah Vowell knows more about what makes America America than anyone. Read this.
I'd love to see him team up with John Hodgman & Sarah Vowell: The Droll Intellectuals Show.
welcomes 2 giants of wit and drollery & Come for humor, leave w/ enlightenment:
Great piece by one of my favorite writers, Sarah Vowell.
Did you read Sarah Vowell in yesterday's New York Times? Highly recommended.
everything i know about Marquis de Lafayette, i learned from Sarah Vowell
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Sarah Vowell's essay in the NYT Opinion section is a delight and might even challenge the islamophobia rampant in the GOP.
A must read. Sarah Vowell at her best.
Sarah Vowell breaking down the constitution in her usual snarky way - but she brings it to the present. Get it girl!
W. H. Taft IV against Trump, insight from G. Washington and a funny C. Dion ref from by Sarah Vowell
Seriously, Sarah Vowell is one of our best writers. Read this.
I love Sarah Vowell so much. This is brilliant.
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Sarah Vowell remind us of lessons from our founders: "Join the Army and Choose Whichever God You Like" - NYT
by the brilliant Sarah Vowell. Loved that piece!
I am definitely going to see Bob Woodward, Sarah Vowell, Shonda Rimes, and Ken Burns.
Turning them off, I guess? Audiobooks are hard for me to get into. Though "Assassination Vacation" by Sarah Vowell is hilarious.
Sarah Vowell's Assassination Vacation is chock full of interesting facts & very funny.
*wry look* Yeah, I know. There's a great passage in Sarah Vowell's "The Partly Cloudy Patriot" about that.
next up: finishing the Sarah Vowell Lafayette audiobook & then maybe Uprooted?
The Sarah Vowell episode was amazing. Historical hot takes of the best kind.
-European military culture, some sort of bone deep snub." Sarah Vowell is so great.
I hope Sarah Vowell is working on a new book or think piece or something. I really need her steady thoughtfulness right now.
I’m happy that I’ve read enough of Sarah Vowell’s work to know every generation has seen its “holy crap” political moments.
Sarah Vowell's popular histories are wonderful. She has a interesting section on Lincoln in Assassination Vacation
Oooh, Sarah Vowell's latest about Lafayette is good (obvs) and I also liked Sarah Hepola's BLACKOUT (nf/memoir)
“I’m a big fan of editing and keeping only the interesting bits in.” – Sarah Vowell. Are you also a of
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for the beach: 'The Wordy Shipmates' by Sarah Vowell.
guess I need to read some Sarah Vowell. 😉
I recently read the Sarah Vowell book, which only deepened my feelings for him.
True story my mom and I saw a high school production of "Assassins" in Tarrytown once after she read a Sarah Vowell book and got obsessed
"I am pro-plaque." Sarah Vowell on historical markers
I love Sarah Vowell's books, and she reads them herself. I like her voice.
I'm listening to Sarah Vowell's "Lafayette in the Somewhat United States". It just doesn't seem right without voicing Lafayette
"The failure of my pessimistic imagination at that moment boggles my mind now." --Sarah Vowell
Finished 2 books this weekend, going to start soon on Sarah Vowell's Lafayette In The Somewhat United States.
A5b Read some Sarah Vowell out at my mom's pool this afternoon
Unfamiliar Fishes - Sarah Vowell: From the author of Lafayette in the Somewhat United States, an...
"I hate your guts!!. I remain your humble and obedient servant,". - Sarah Vowell on Burr and Hamilton.
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The whole point of Louis Armstrong is that no one can really figure hi...
“Being a nerd, which is to say going too far and caring too much about a subject, is the best way to make friends I know.” . ― Sarah Vowell,
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Relics are treasured as something close to the divine.
My favorite description of a historical figure is when Sarah Vowell refers to "the sad and fancy Edwin Booth."
Talking to about Hamilton led to a book about Lafayette & discovering that Sarah Vowell is delightful.
I would also say like Dave Eggers, Sarah Vowell ppl like that have even more to say W twee autobiographical tone
(Noelle Stevenson's gonna be there this year! And Stephen King! And Sarah Vowell! *falls over*)
Sarah Vowell's books are all great (and read by her). Same for David Sedaris, obvs.
My road trip go-tos are David Sedaris and Sarah Vowell, usually.
Author Sarah Vowell re Palin: "If New York City was America enough for bin Laden, it's America enough for me."
I hated the lost colony; in second grade, we were doing American History, a...
On page 145 of 274 of Lafayette in the Somewhat, by Sarah Vowell: As always, I'm loving V...
The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Civil War-when I rea...
Another reason to love her: Sarah Vowell, Guest Columnist via
Read the newest Sarah Vowell which will forever remind me of Assassination Vacation in Public History class.
Very amused at the selection of Also Boughts on the Barnes and Noble page. Ron Chernow, Sarah Vowell, Notorious RBG, & Broadway
I like Sarah Vowell (weird / true history). The Freakonomics books are great. Dead Wake was my fav non fic booklast year
Devoured more videos, added you to pantheon of Sarah Vowell, Karina Longworth of imaginary best friends. 2/3
Current mood: pre-nap. I've got fuzzy socks on my feet, a Sarah Vowell reread on my tummy, birdsong & sunshine out the window.
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This literary tour of 38 U.S. presidential graves is perfect for fans of Sarah Vowell:
I've also been really loving Sarah Vowell's history novelish tough to categorize books
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We go in to liberate Cuba, but Cuba still isn't free; we don't really think...
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No ... that isn't Sarah Vowell or Victoria Jackson on the radio ... just sounds like them
“So I say to you Read! Something will stick in the mind, be diligent and good will come of it.” Sarah Vowell
Now I want to read that Sarah Vowell book on your shelf!
Great opportunity to hear Sarah Vowell speak in a beautiful, historic space in Philadelphia
For Review Sarah Vowell's Unfamiliar Fishes: The title is better than the review, honestly.
In Sarah Vowell's Lafayette in the Somewhat United States, she mentions revolutionary & bookseller Henry Knox couldn't stock his store (1/2)
So, the second book is Unfamiliar Fishes, by Sarah Vowell. I've been looking forward to this one for a while.
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Sarah Vowell beautifully tells an important history of the U.S and Hawaii.
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On page 40 of 238 of Unfamiliar Fishes, by Sarah Vowell: I am really enjoying this book. ...
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Sarah Vowell's book 'Unfamiliar Fishes' covers this as well, it's a good read!
That's City Arts and Lectures at KQED and NPR. Sarah Vowell talking about her new book on Lafaye…
I can vouch for suggestion & Chernow's book is why went to see Hamilton and I love Sarah Vowell's books.
Agree w that now is a good time to think about Lafayette- - & read Sarah Vowell.
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Sarah Vowell with Wesley Stace at the Free Library of Philadelphia | C-Span's BookTV | 10/21/2015
I'm in today, along with Sarah Vowell, Trey Parker, Ridley Scott(!) and others, sharing Star Wars moments:
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I'm looking forward to Sarah Vowell, Simon Winchester & Stacy Schiff. Who are you planning to hear?
Salman Rushdie, James McBride, Sarah Vowell, Niall Ferguson and Carrie Brownstein are among the luminaries arrivin…
I’ve said that I want my writing to be Sarah Vowell + Eula Biss, but maybe I want to to be Vowel + Biss + Sarah Ruhl.
Visually and vocally, Sarah Ruhl is like a blend of Sarah Vowell and Eula Biss. Maybe also in terms of writing?
Wait wait has someone asked Sarah Vowell to review Hamilton? The history buff who used to be a music critic? That's going to happen right?
Sarah Vowell's recounting of Ira Glass and Gary Covino hosting The Wild Room in 1995 paints a much different Ira than I'd imagined on TAL.
Sarah Vowell has a new book out! Abt LaFayette! Can't wait to see if my hometown (Fayetteville, NY) or Lafayette and it's apple fest are in!
I've seen Sarah Vowell on TV a number of times. I keep waiting for someone to ask her if she still hangs out with Peppermint Patty.
Started reading "Unfamiliar Fishes" by Sarah Vowell this morning. Really great so far! About the history of American conquest in Hawaii!
Unfamiliar Fishes by Sarah Vowell is a great read
Finishing up Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell. Have already ordered Unfamiliar Fishes and THE WORDY SHIPMATES. Hurry!
"walking in New York… is a balance of aggression and kindness" - Sarah Vowell
RLT: Today's stack includes books by new-to-me authors Teju Cole, Lily King and Sarah Vowell. Can't wait to dig in.
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When Grover Cleveland wouldn’t annex Hawaii, they had to wait around for a new administration, and so they...
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"so human"-this is why I love Ira Glass, David Sedaris, Mike Birbiglia,Sarah Vowell, David Rakoff-all "so human"
There's a Sarah Vowell quote re: Salem trials that's something like "everyone loves to talk about how dumb people USED to be"
Like, I know Sarah Vowell has written about games a bit (she's worked on games), but I wanna see like a David Sedaris for games
My family was very religious. I wasn't allowed to listen to Kiss because they were supposedly satanic. And then...
Love this video talking about Sarah Vowell's Assassination Vacation:
Was just thinking to myself that I'd love a new Sarah Vowell book and POOF! delivers (as usual).
Day of Note: Martin Luther King Jr. assassinated by James Earl Ray in Memphis on this date in 1968. . v Sarah Vowell
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Have you read Sarah Vowell? Entertaining takes on history. Assassination Vacation is about her trips to Presidential killing sights.
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Russell Crowe, Jeremy Piven, Elizabeth Banks, Lou Reed, Sarah Vowell and the Pretenders Visit "Late Show with David -
Sarah Vowell's essay on Tom Cruise sums up my feelings on Jon Jones pretty well, and most UFC fans are playing the role of Vowell's mom.
Sarah Vowell takes us on a journey to the pit stops of American political murder and how they have b
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A special day in Harvard history according to author Sarah Vowell:
"...the huge Jackson *** canvas that is the U.S.A., vast, murky, and slapped together by a drunk. " -Sarah Vowell 'Take the Cannoli'
(I am now going to picture you as Sarah Vowell.)
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A5: Essays by Sarah Vowell, David Sedaris, & David Rakoff are great to use to demonstrate use of language & detail.
As I finish Sarah Vowell's "Unfamiliar Fish," I am sad as I have now read all of her books 😢
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We both have to fight Sarah Vowell for him.
Excellent tip fr Sarah Vowell: when feeling guilty about something, think of Pol Pot. Ask yourself, are there piles of skulls?
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Even writers need relief from words. -- Sarah Vowell
Have you read "Assassination Vacation" by Sarah Vowell? Fun, fascinating read. That's how I fell in love with it from afar.
Found the review that made me buy CALL THE DOCTOR and DIG ME OUT oh so many years ago, written by Sarah Vowell(!):
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Also, on the flights out here, I listened & finished Sarah Vowell's Unfamiliar Fishes. Utterly fantastic.
Assassination Vacation is a great book, and Sarah Vowell is rad.
Even writers need relief from words. Sarah Vowell
I added a video to a playlist Hawaii Takeover by Sarah Vowell
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Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. (Vowell, Sarah )
"The more history I learn, the more the world fills up with stories." - Sarah Vowell
Assassination Vacation, The Wordy Shipmates, or Unfamiliar Fishes by Sarah Vowell are all great, if you haven't read 'em.
I've always thought you seemed like a younger, prettier Sarah Vowell (who is a little bit older than me).
I'm channeling Sarah Vowell in this piece that I'm writing. I'm feeling sassy and smart.
Huzzah! Sarah Vowell tickles my funny bone and makes history interesting to me. Hope she does the same for you. 😊
The film’s writer-director Brad Bird cast Sarah Vowell in the role of Violet after hearing her talk on This American Life.
Wow, "social observer" Sarah Vowell said this so it mst be true!
Sarah Vowell, nice... You can probably skip You... Masters of Doom is amazing... and hooray for Achewood.
Who would be the Macho Man spokesperson equivalent for those? Thinking Mike Berbiglia, Sarah Vowell, or another TAL regular.
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On Sept. 6, 1901, Pres. McKinley was shot & to mark it, all of you who haven't must read Sarah Vowell's "Assassination Vacation."
Please get Sarah Vowell to do a show!
Listening Sarah Vowell's The Wordy Shipmates. Did not recognize Peter Dinklage as Roger Williams until he talked about murder and massacres
Love history, travel & reading? Read our blog on Tony Horwitz & Sarah Vowell for some great books to read!
Check out which ebooks and audiobooks by our three amazing Out Loud! authors (Sarah Vowell, Wally Lamb, Elizabeth...
My daughter gave me this book by Sarah Vowell, knowing my interest in JFK assassination books. This book is a first-person account of the author's decision to visit the birthplaces and museums of the Presidents who have been killed in office. Sounds macabre, but it's not. She comes up with interesting stories about not only Kennedy and Lincoln, but James Garfield and William McKinley as well. I now have three more of Vowell's books, all on totally different subjects than this one. She is a regular contributor to NPR's "This American Life", where I think my daughter discovered the author. I recommend the book; the author has kind of a quirky writing style that I enjoyed very much.
Of all the countries the United States invaded or colonized in 1898, Sarah Vowell considers the story of the Americanization of Hawaii to be the most intriguing.
Reading Nick Hornby reminded me of a Sarah Vowell & now that I've remembered about Assassination Vacation, I'm reminding you all to read it.
I'm Ira Glass and you're listening to "This Dystopian Life". Today's show, in three acts: "When will your parents die"? plus Sarah Vowell wi
I have a book suggestion: The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell. This book is mega-entertaining, as in fun. Sarah is a great writer of entertaining history. And it is also mega-informative, as in the origins of "Church-State Separation; proposed by one of those Marxist-pinko, God-hating, *** thieving, rich-people-jealous, Puritan Ministers just last year, aka the 17th century. A hundred years before the Declaration. I'm speaking here of the founder of Rhode Island; the first colony to declare itself independent of British rule. I'm speaking, here, of Roger Williams, banned from the Massachusetts Bay Colony because the man was too religiously conservative. The man who wandered for quite a time, living with the natives who he thought of as devil worshippers but still put in the time to create one of the first books translating the language of those natives into English and back again. Yes, that man not only believed in the separation of church and state, he had a deep, personal, vested interest in it. ...aft ...
“The only thing more dangerous than an idea is a belief.” ― Sarah Vowell
One-on-One will feature live conversations between Ken Burns and Kurt Andersen, John Oliver and Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson," Fred Armisen and the Audience, with Masha Gessen and music by Robyn Hitchcock. More guests to be announced Hosted by Sarah Vowell and Eugene Mirman. All proceeds support 826NY...
On March 5 at The Town Hall Kurt Andersen interviews Ken Burns, John Oliver interviews Questlove, Anand Giridharadas interviews Masha Gessen, you interview Fred Armisen, and Robyn Hitchcock will play you a song. Eugene Mirman and Sarah Vowell will host this event to support 826NYC and the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company's free tutoring and writing programs!
I've been wanting to ask you, do you think Ira Glass or Sarah Vowell deserve to be on this list?
This is the summary of Unfamiliar Fishes by Sarah Vowell (Author), Fred Armisen (Narrator), Bill Hader (Narrator), John Hodgman ...
Tank Man, or the Unknown Protester, is the nickname of an anonymous man who stood in front of a column of tanks on June 5, 1989, the morning after the Chinese military had suppressed the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 by force. The man achieved widespread international recognition due to the videotape and photographs taken of the incident. Some have identified the man as Wang Weilin, but the name has not been confirmed and little is known about him or of his fate after the confrontation that day. Sarah Vowell writes in her 2002 book, The Partly Cloudy Patriot. in regards to the Florida secretary of State Katherine Harris who was likened to Rosa Parks by Christian Science Monitor writer Peter Grier. Miss Vowell writes, "As far as I'm concerned, about the only person in recent memory who has an unimpeachable right to compare himself to Rosa Parks is that Chinese student who stared down those tanks at Tiananmen Square. What happened to the "Tank Man" following the demonstration is not known. Some say he w ...
TOP TEN BEST KEVBOT EXPERIENCES OF 2013. NUMBER 8! THE LUNATIC GRIP OF LAWRENCE BLOCK – I don’t fall for new writers easily. Books, sure. Series, sometimes. But full-on authors? Not generally. Stephen King has been a mainstay since I was twelve. I went through a weird Michael Crichton phase when I was in my early twenties (weird because one of the few books I didn’t read is Jurassic Park). I got hooked on William Goldman (The Princess Bride) and Robert Parker (the Spenser series), on Harlan Coben and Nick Hornby and Dennis Lehane, I still lust for the Dickensian flavor of John Irving, and I remain enthralled by contemporary essayists and memoirists like Sarah Vowell, Chuck Klosterman, Rob Sheffield, Bill Bryson, and A.J. Jacobs. But none have hit me with the immediacy of Lawrence Block. I stumbled upon him while doing research for another book I finished this year (Stephen King Limited), and King’s essay on Block convinced me to pick up the first Matthew Scudder crime novel, Sins of the Fa ...
Ok. Tagged by Jason Jack Miller, here are 10 books that have stayed with me. 1. Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell- awesome nonfiction that I love to read over and over again. It set up a love for history and the details we ne'er hear about. 2. The Devil in the White City - Erik Larsen - More terrific nonfiction. Parallel stories about the preparation for the Chicago Exhibition and the serial killer that uses it as cover. 3. Carter Beats the Devil - Glenn David Gold 4. Boneshaker by Cherie Priest - my intro to steampunk 5. Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice - gorgeous writing about vampires 6. As I Lay Dying - William Faulkner 7. The Dark Half by Stephen King 8. Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets - David Simon - great nonfiction about a reporter embedded with the Baltimore police. Author also wrote The Corner. 9. World War Z - Max Brooks- zombies! 10. Jennifer Government - Max Barry
Book rec needed: anyone read something as funny as say David Sedaris, Chelsea Handler or Sarah Vowell but in fiction? Aaannd go!
If you like NPR storytelling a la The Moth and Ira Glasss, comedy a la Sarah Vowell and John Hodgman, and music a la Steve Earle or Keren Ann, then this event is for YOU! Take a chance; we promise you're going to like it. (*did we mention the evening includes Bobcat Goldthwait, among others?)
Humorist, David Sedaris, launched his literary career from a radio show on NPR called "This American Life". We have books from several of Sedaris' NPR alums that are great reads - try Sarah Vowell or David Rakoff - you will be glad that you did !
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Also the only superhero movie with both Samuel L. Jackson and Sarah Vowell, until she inevitably gets cast in an Avengers movie.
yeah that was the only episode I watched. I only like Sarah Vowell.
I had just finished Sarah Vowell's *Assassination Vacation,* and a friend steered me toward the musical. Great combo!
With that, I've now read all of Sarah Vowell's books & eagerly await more. Also, this made me so dark-sparkly-happy:
Fabulous (super nerdy & awesome) celeb sighting on 5th Ave today: Sarah Vowell (!!!)
Whiskey + music = happiness. Listening to episode 128: Four Corners and it's like Sarah Vowell knows me.
I know I don't sound excited but I'm finally going to read Sarah Vowell and that 9th Doctor novel I never read...
Even writers need relief from words. Sarah Vowell So what do YOU do -- run, swim, do puzzles, play soccer? Fun to hear what, so pls share.
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“...the air has that bracing autumnal bite so that all you want to do is bob for apples or hang a witch or something.” . (Sarah Vowell)
Oh! Read "Assassination Vacation" by Sarah Vowell! One of my favorite books of all time. Hilarious and educational US history.
Unfamiliar Fishes is the only Sarah Vowell book I haven't listened to her read yet. I'm fixing that right now.
Finished up Sarah Vowell's Unfamiliar Fishes. Excellent and hilarious as always, and leaves you lamenting what we did to Hawaii.
Sarah Vowell has just signed on as the voice of his sarcastic but supportive pet virus, Ultra-V.
- I'm going as Ira Glass for halloween. Would you like to join, and be Sarah Vowell? Hey, it was worth a shot
Fotoğraf: laughterkey: It still makes me happy that Sarah Vowell voiced her.
and David Sedaris are part of my dream team 4 a roast. Just add Jon Stewart, Ira Glass, Sarah Vowell, & Kirstin Wiig.
If you're at all interested in American history, read Sarah Vowell's The Wordy Shipmates. The last 50 or so pages read like a horror movie.
Kinda like when Sarah Vowell got all dressed up as a Goth so people would quit calling her "hun". I totally get that feeling.
Catching up with my college writing professor. It's great getting to talk about writing courses, Jane Austen, & Sarah Vowell.
Have you read The Partly Cloudy Patriot by Sarah Vowell? If not, you'd like it.
Finished The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell on audiobook today. I want her to tell me the history of every state in the union.
On page 158 of 208 of The Partly Cloudy Patriot, by Sarah Vowell: The true American patriot is by definition skept...
Guys there's nothing worse than a book signing if you're not Sarah Vowell.
I got Wordy Shipmates and Gatsby but Sarah Vowell is so hard to comprehend for me
Dream last night: Sarah Vowell wants to be my friend. Who has her phone number? I feel she is channeling me and I'd hate to disappoint her.
Sarah Vowell: Even writers need relief from words,
I have officially listened to every with David Rakoff, David Sedaris, Dan Savage, Sarah Vowell, Starlee Kine and Tig Notaro.
1491 by Charles Mann; Fun Home (graphic novel) by Alison Bechdel; anything by Sarah Vowell; Empire of the Summer Moon by Gwynne
Also didn't have any books by or books by Sarah Vowell & that I was looking for.
writer Sarah Vowell has one of the most cosseting and captivating voices I've ever heard.
(And yes, I know it's an old article recently re-posted. Dig up Sarah Vowell's old music reviews too. They're great.)
As a Pell Grant recipient myself, I really connected with this. "Bringing Pell Grants to My Eyes" by Sarah Vowell:
Years ago, I had a photo of Sarah Vowell on my phone as the background for a few weeks. Lost a girlfriend over that. I just love her books
You and Sarah Vowell seriously need to do something together already.
I love Sarah Vowell on audio. Also, am hearing that WHEN WOMEN WERE BIRDS, which I loved, is incredible audio
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Sarah Vowell would be the perfect narrator for my life story. Nerdy, sarcastic, judgemental and can make the mundane fascinating.
Where have you gone, Sarah Vowell? A reader turns her lonely eyes to you.
Designing and listening to Sarah Vowell tell "The Greatest Love Story of the 20th Century," Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash. sigh*
I just noticed that with every single girl I've had a lasting crush on, their first name ended in a vowel or vowel sound. Jasey, Kristina, Idji/Sarah, Sophie, Katie (x2), Brianna, Usha, Karissa, Alli, Laura. This is a very odd pattern. I wonder how long it will last.
Some things for you to think about. How much does what you name your dog effect what they become? If a dog is called Ri...
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I'm down to bear Sarah Vowell's babies.
With Michele Bachmann not seeking re-election, Texas Congressman Louis Gohmert is poised to bravely take the baton...
Mary's father has 5 daughters whose name is Nana, Nene, Nini,Nono, Then do you know the name of the fifth daughter?
How do you spell the plural form of avocado ? 1.avocados 2.avocadoes 3.neither 4.1 and 2 are correct answers
Reading a Sarah Vowell book always makes me want to ask my mom to mail me the box of my painstakingly detailed AP US History flash cards.
In Hebrew the name of God is spelled YHWH. Since ancient Hebrew had no written vowels, it is uncertain how the name was pronounced originally, but there are records of the name in Greek, which did have written vowels. These records indicate that in all likelihood the name should be pronounced "Yahweh." Shortly before the first century A.D., it became common for Jews to avoid saying the divine name for fear of misusing it and breaking the second commandment ("You shall not take the name of the Lord, your God, in vain," Dt 5:11). Whenever they read Scripture aloud and encountered the divine name, they substituted another Hebrew word, "Adonai" (which means "Lord" or "my Lord"), in its place. Eventually Hebrew developed written vowels, which appeared as small marks called vowel points and were placed above and below the consonants of a word. In the sixth or seventh century some Jews began to place the vowel points for "Adonai" over the consonants for "Yahweh" to remind the reader of Scripture to say "Adonai" ...
The final scene of is the gourmet-served-with-wild-rice version of what Sarah Vowell called "species-on-species abuse".
those of you who have homeschooled preschoolers - 4 year olds or so - what did you do and what did you use? Any ideas appreciated! (The boys weren't ready so much for formal learning at this age, but I think I need to have stuff prepared for Harper...)
I would rather dodge bullets in Baghdad... then try to date in this town again .
Where are the liberal-women, who are speaking up for sharia law?
How many of a kind of animals did Moses bring on the Ark? Don't look ahead for the answer!
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If I were to get married today my wedding party would be huge! And that makes me wicked giddy! Brandy Santee Martha Medellin Lisa Crawford Meris Gadaleto Mary Beth Bulen and Sarah L. Taylor - love you girls!
Fathers day. Probably the most confusing day for kids in Basingstoke!
A HUGE Thank You to my friend Kim for getting Baylee to and from camp at UT. Both girls having camp the same week proved to be quite challenging. Also a HUGE Thank You to Krista, Jennie, Sarah, and Brandi for taking such great care of our SVMS girls this week. I love you ladies!
Immanuel has been purposely mistranslated,it should be Amanu Al-with His People Yasharal is Alahym...there is no i nor 2 m's or e in Abryt...its another cover up false pens of the suphrym.
Our lives are like a flame. First, a spark in our infancy Flickering and moving back and forth in adolescence. Burning brightly and with intensity as we mature. Waxing and waning as we grow old. Sputtering a little for a while. Then finally dying as it burns itself out.
I'm ready to renew my Audible subscription. This week I re-"read" John Water's "Role Models" and "Bossy Pants" by Tina Fey while I made gallons and gallons of ice cream. I'm looking for more books in the 4-8 hour range that are read by compelling voices & are somewhat comedic. Or science books (I like ones about brain development). Tell me what you like.
There are times when I read some of the stories in my newsfeed and I feel like Niles Crane...I just want to take my red Sharpie into the bathroom and correct the grammatical mistakes in the graffiti.
One week until baby girl Riach is due!! And we still have no name! Any suggestions that go well with Avery and Mya?
Nicodemus says to Him, How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?“Yahusha answered, Truly, truly I say to you, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of Elohim. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said to you, You must be born again” (John 3:3-7).If they did not know Him, they were not His children.The apostle Paul, a Hebrew chosen of Yah to be His child, His disciple, and an apostle, wrote this to other children of Yah, believers at Rome:“But you are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of Yah dwell in you. Now if any man doesn’t have the Spirit of yahusha, he is none of His. And if Yahusha be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of Him that raised up Yahusha from the dead dwell in you, He that raised up Messiah from the dead sha ...
An excerpt from a Washington Times article with comment. What exactly are the qualifications for a journalism degree? Is English a part of the program? "Names with the soft consonant “l” or that end in a long “a” — for example, President Obama’s daughter Malia — are more likely to be found in Democratic neighborhoods, while names with hard vowel sounds such as K, G or B — think former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s sons Track and Trig — are more popular in Republican communities." Comment: Let me see if I remember my vowels: A, E, I, O, U, and sometimes... K, G, and B? What kind of writer doesn't know the difference between a vowel and a consonant? What a dope! (BTW, nice subtle dig at conservatives by associating them with totalitarians - I'm sure the choice of letters - KGB - was purely coincidental.) Read more:
Disappointed w Sarah Vowell's book, Wordy Shipmates. Thot it would be history. Turned out 2 be "her-story" w bad commentary.
I enjoy Sarah Vowell! The Wordy Shipmates might be my favorite by her.
anything by Sarah Vowell is great, especially Assassination Vacation and Unfamiliar Fishes
I do love Sarah Vowell. Please email me and give me details about how your year has been.
If I didn't have access to free speech therapy at school, I'd sound like Starlee Kline or Sarah Vowell from This American Life.
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How can you hate the smell of what Sarah Vowell described as "the food of joy"?
My dream job is to be on the Jeopardy Clue Crew...what degree do I need for that.
Mrs. Powell! How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran and The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell
Calling all English people: why is it an hour and not a hour? Is there a reason? I had an ESL student the other day who was so confused, and I just said: I don't know why, and I hate that answer for them. It's unsatisfying and unhelpful. Let us find out for you: come back next week for the answer. Current Writing Center theories, after said student left: it's because of a breath in Greek that translated into English as an and not a (drawn for me by a co-worker who reads ancient Greek and made sense) and/or "a hour" is now acceptable because it's fallen into standard usage. I call upon your collective amazing insight, especially Megan O'Neill and Joel Davis. After all, Chopin wrote the Story of An Hour, not the Story Of A Hour. Did we miss something really basic?
I am the anti- Chuck Eddy- I stayed at a Mudhoney show to the end...and Sarah Vowell? She *** too..
Any good book recommendations? Slightly limited by an aversion to fiction, aside from the classics. Love biographies, blown away by the Steve Jobs bio by Walter Isaacson!
Business venture idea: Open a restaurant around here that will serve greasy, artery-clogging breakfast before 5:00am (on my way to work). Jerks. So hunge.
Here it is, I'm just going to let it out and if i could scream i would!!! I feel like everything has falling on my shoulders. I am trying to be strong in front of my hubby, cause he needs me the most and I don't want him stressing because he needs to worry about this recovery and getting better. I feel that NO one really understands right now unless they are in the very same situation or circumstances that we are in. I pray, I cry, I laugh, I am really like an emotional roller coaster right now. I have not been working due to health issues that i have been trying to get fixed that way i don't have to go through any more spells of were i feel like i'm dying, because when you are low on blood and need blood and have lost over half of it you feel like everything is going in circles and can't even remember depending on how low you are what happens on minuet to another. The battles i have face with just my health issues alone is enough stress, and isn't just *** me, but *** everyone. Me having my healt ...
oh I love history and I just bought a Sarah Vowell book. Thanks for reminding me.
How and when did the 4th Day become the 1st Day. Where in Scripture is this record found? Where in the Scriptures are we told that the Sabbath is the 8th Day? I need help. I think I need to get back to kindergarten. I must not be able to read or comprehend. Can someone please provide these verses that the Lunar Sabbatist is telling me about?
Audrey is interested in learning how to spell words beyond the short sounds. How do I get organized about teaching her that? Anyone with experience?
Does Sarah Vowell know that Maisie Williams stole her face?
what are you reading? I ADORE his books. Have you read Sarah Vowell?
p.s. I would pay cash money for a full length book of Sarah Vowell + Doctor Who adventures.
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Kootab Kitwek, the last post, taankoochik was well responded and many of you got posted interesting riddles. Samburto is still looking at them. Raani keesir ng'aleek kibeesyee twekuutik che nwakeen ak che koyeen ( words that are differentiated by vowel lengths) write as much as you can but atleast five(5) must be listed. Here are the examples: 1.Kor ( become blind) versus Koor ( exchange news,get oil from fat) 2.Bsn (bewitch,dig in) versus Baan ( fatten an animal, journey) 3. Arar ( smelly) araar( cause to smell) Otestaay.
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Sarah Vowell is easily one of my favorite writers.Perfectly describes how I feel about America.Disappointed, but I've seen good, so hopeful.
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