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Take the Cannoli: Stories from the New World

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Publisher Comments:

Take the Cannoli is a moving and wickedly funny collection of personal stories stretching across the immense landscape of the American scene. Hailed by Newsweek as a "cranky stylist with talent to burn," Vowell has an irresistible voice — caustic and sympathetic, insightful and double-edged — that has attracted a loyal following for her magazine writing and radio monologues on This American Life.

While tackling subjects such as identity, politics, religion, art, and history, these autobiographical tales are written with a biting humor, placing Vowell solidly in the tradition of Mark Twain and Dorothy Parker. Vowell searches the streets of Hoboken for traces of the town's favorite son, Frank Sinatra. She goes under cover of heavy makeup in an investigation of goth culture, blasts cannonballs into a hillside on a father-daughter outing, and maps her family's haunted history on a road trip down the Trail of Tears.

Take the Cannoli is an eclectic tour of the New World, a collection of alternately hilarious and heartbreaking essays and autobiographical yarns.

Synopsis:

From the popular public radio storyteller and "This American Life" regular comes an eclectic, auspicious collection of alternately hilarious and moving essays and autobiographical stories about the American experience. PRI sponsorship.

About the Author

Sarah Vowell is a contributing editor for This American Life on Public Radio International and a columnist for Salon. These stories were written in Chicago and San Francisco.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684867977
Subtitle:
Stories From the New World
Author:
Vowell, Sarah
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
American wit and humor
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Subject:
Journalists
Subject:
Autobiography
Subject:
American essays
Subject:
Vowell, Sarah
Subject:
Editors, Journalists, Publishers
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - General
Subject:
General Biography
Copyright:
Series Volume:
v.9
Publication Date:
20000406
Binding:
HC
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.52x6.31x.88 in. .99 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , From the popular public radio storyteller and "This American Life" regular comes an eclectic, auspicious collection of alternately hilarious and moving essays and autobiographical stories about the American experience. PRI sponsorship.
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