The Partly Cloudy Patriot

The Partly Cloudy Patriot

Book - 2002
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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.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2002.
ISBN: 9780743223522
0743223527
Branch Call Number: 973 VOW
Characteristics: 197 p. : ill ; 23 cm.

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jquick99
Oct 11, 2017

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.

LPL_KateG Jan 19, 2016

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.

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floy
Jul 04, 2011

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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