Take the Cannoli: Stories From the New World

Take the Cannoli: Stories From the New World

Sarah Vowell

A wickedly humorous choice of own essays from renowned NPR character Sarah Vowell.

Hailed by way of Newsweek as a "cranky stylist with expertise to burn," Vowell has an impossible to resist voice -- caustic and sympathetic, insightful and double-edged -- that has attracted a devoted following for her journal writing and radio monologues on This American Life.

While tackling matters resembling id, politics, faith, artwork, and historical past, those autobiographical stories are written with a biting humor, putting Vowell solidly within the culture of Mark Twain and Dorothy Parker. Vowell searches the streets of Hoboken for strains of the town's favourite son, Frank Sinatra. She is going below hide of heavy make-up in an research of goth tradition, blasts cannonballs right into a hillside on a father-daughter trip, and maps her family's haunted background on a highway journey down the path of Tears.

Take the Cannoli is an eclectic journey of the recent global, a suite of alternately hilarious and heartbreaking essays and autobiographical yarns.

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