Summer Reading B2G1 Free
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | July 31, 2015

    Susan Casey: IMG Voices in the Ocean



    In 2010, the year dolphins came into my life, I spent my days working in midtown Manhattan, on the 36th floor of a big, impressive office building.... Continue »
    1. $19.57 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$6.95
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside American Studies- General

More copies of this ISBN

Take the Cannoli: Stories from the New World

by

Take the Cannoli: Stories from the New World Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Daughter of a Montana gunsmith and closet Don Corleone disciple ('The Godfather' is a film crammed with rules for living), Sarah Vowell has written a delightful series of autobiographical stories which stretch across the immense landscape of the American scene. Tackling a diverse range of subjects, from politics and religion to the forgotten joys of mix-tapes, Vowell has the ability to spin a story on something as mundane as an Italian dessert.

In search of the meaning of if not life, at least the ring-a-ding-ding of That's Life, Vowell takes to the streets of Hoboken, New Jersey in seeking traces of the town's prodigal son, Frank Sinatra. She goes under cover of heavy make-up in an investigation of goth culture, hides from the world in the Chelsea Hotel and finally outgrows Armageddon in time for Y2K ("I don't need the end of the world to make friends anymore"). Brilliantly smart, sharp and engaging, Take the Cannoli presents a writer with a truly irresistible voice.

Review:

"If you don't find something in here that makes perfect sense to you, I can only imagine that you gave up reading, thinking and laughing some time ago" Nick Hornby

Review:

"Wise, witty and refreshingly warm-hearted, Vowell's essays on American history, pop culture and her own family reveal the bonds holding together a great, if occasionally weird, nation." People

Review:

"I love Sarah Vowell's Writing - it's smart, funny, soulful, even educational. THis Woverful collection is about democracy, sleep, religion, pop music, and just about everything else that matters." Nick Hornby

Product Details

ISBN:
9780241141632
Author:
Sarah Vowell
Publisher:
Hamish Hamilton
Binding:
TRADE PAPER

Other books you might like

  1. Radio on: A Listener's Diary Sale Trade Paper $7.98
  2. The Partly Cloudy Patriot
    Used Book Club Paperback $4.95
  3. How to Lose Friends & Alienate People Used Trade Paper $1.50
  4. Little Prince Used Trade Paper $2.95
  5. Promethea #04: The Transcendent New... New Trade Paper $17.99
  6. In the Company of Cheerful Ladies New Mass Market $12.50

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » American Studies » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » American Studies

Take the Cannoli: Stories from the New World Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$6.95 In Stock
Product details pages PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE - English 9780241141632 Reviews:
"Review" by , "If you don't find something in here that makes perfect sense to you, I can only imagine that you gave up reading, thinking and laughing some time ago"
"Review" by , "Wise, witty and refreshingly warm-hearted, Vowell's essays on American history, pop culture and her own family reveal the bonds holding together a great, if occasionally weird, nation."
"Review" by , "I love Sarah Vowell's Writing - it's smart, funny, soulful, even educational. THis Woverful collection is about democracy, sleep, religion, pop music, and just about everything else that matters."
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.