This book is a collection of her short essays. I really enjoy Vowell's writing and humor and her owning being a Nerd. The book was published soon after the 2000 election, so there are more than a few essays pro Gore/anti Bush. If you don't agree with that thinking, either avoid the book entirely, or just those essays. She does make researching and learning seem "fun" and has inspired me to read A LOT more on American history.
This is my first Sarah Vowell book experience, and I'm SO hooked now. As expected, she's hilarious and wise and nerdy and wonderful. This one is a particularly poignant in 2016, an election year.
Because I've read rave reviews of the author's work, maybe I was expecting too much. I appreciated some of the essays but I can't say I found them particularly insightful, witty or funny. I didn't regret reading the book since it didn't take much time but I'm not likely to read her other books or recommend her to others. Sorry.
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