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The partly cloudy patriot

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From the author who Nick Hornby calls smart, funny, soulful, and even educational--a smart, funny, soulful, and even educational collection of first-person experiences about life in America. Vowell captures the hilarious and moving things that happen when she confronts history.
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Full title partly cloudy patriot
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Last Update 2018-05-22 22:53:33PM
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display_description From public radio This American Life contributor and self-described “history nerd” Sarah Vowell comes a collection of humorous and personal essays investigating American history, pop culture and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
In this insightful and funny collection of personal stories Vowell travels through the American past and in doing so 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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subject_facet National characteristics, American -- Anecdotes, United States -- Description and travel -- Anecdotes, United States -- History -- Anecdotes, United States -- Politics and government -- Anecdotes, Vowell, Sarah, -- 1969- -- Anecdotes
title_display The partly cloudy patriot
title_full The Partly Cloudy Patriot, The partly cloudy patriot / Sarah Vowell
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topic_facet Description and travel, Essays, History, Literary Criticism, National characteristics, American, Nonfiction, Politics and government, Sociology, Vowell, Sarah