Sunday, October 12, 2008

the wordy shipmates

I finished listening to Sarah Vowell's The Wordy Shipmates on Friday, and just want to say, I highly recommend it. Even if you have no interest in 17th Century Puritan America, Sarah Vowell tells a great story and makes it relevant for today. And funny to boot. I would really recommend the audio book as well, there's nothing like listening to the author telling the story herself.

And for your enjoyment, here's a little clip of Sarah Vowell on the Daily Show. I was still laughing ten minutes later.

On a side note, when I searched for Sarah Vowell to find a link for the book, the first thing that came up was a book about Sarah Palin. I'm sure Sarah Vowell would love that.

1 comment:

alisa said...

oh my god! that was hilarious! i love her. i love to listen to her audiobooks as well as david sedaris because their voices and inflections are such important parts of the stories. but maybe that's just because i was introduced to them through the radio...