Radio On: A Listener's Diary

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There are approximately 502 million radios in America. For this savvy, far-reaching diary, celebrated journalist and author Vowell turned hers on and listened—closely, critically, creatively—for an entire year.

As a series of impressions and reflections regarding contemporary American culture, and as an extended meditation on both our media and our society, this keenly focused book is as insightful as it is refreshing.

Throughout Radio On, ...

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Overview

There are approximately 502 million radios in America. For this savvy, far-reaching diary, celebrated journalist and author Vowell turned hers on and listened—closely, critically, creatively—for an entire year.

As a series of impressions and reflections regarding contemporary American culture, and as an extended meditation on both our media and our society, this keenly focused book is as insightful as it is refreshing.

Throughout Radio On, "Vowell's touch is about as delicate as Teddy Kennedy's after a pitcher of martinis" (Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times).

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Editorial Reviews

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"A cranky stylist with talent to burn."—Newsweek

"A sparky, ferociously intelligent examination of a medium that people forget about from one of the most promising young journalists I've come across recently."—Nick Hornby

"The magic really begins when you sense Vowell is absorbing radio as much as listening to it."—the Toronto Star

"She's very aware of how radio can divide and conquer"—Charles Taylor, the Boston Phoenix

"Her diary is more the coming-of-age story of a young critic, soundtrack included."—Chicago Tribune

"Radio On escapes its own insularity through its insistence on the language of desire: the wish for a country where every citizen isn't bent on seceding into his or her own Private Idaho, where it is still possible to speak and be heard."—Howard Hampton, the Village Voice

"Her comments on what she heard are illuminating and smart."—Gina Arnold, East Bay Express

"Vowell's touch is about as delicate as Teddy Kennedy's after a pitcher of martinis."—Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312183011
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 12/15/1997
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 805,283
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Sarah Vowell

Called "a national treasure" by David Sedaris, Sarah Vowell has been a contributing editor to public radio’s This American Life since 1996. She is also the author of the bestsellers Take the Cannoli and The Partly Cloudy Patriot.

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    1. Hometown:
      New York, New York
    1. Date of Birth:
      December 27, 1969
    2. Place of Birth:
      Muskogee, Oklahoma
    1. Education:
      B.A., Montana State University, 1993; M.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1996

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    To sex story one

    Im the one who made this sex story contest a very fun idea please tell your friends about it so we can have more sex stories.




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    Posted July 20, 2014

    A s h l i n a b r a m s @ g m a i l . C o m

    Chloe add me please add me on the nook u have now then when u get the other on add me on the other one please chloe please : ) &hearts

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    Hello

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2013

    First effort

    The only book by her i could not read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2013

    I love Sarah Vowell's writing and own all her books, but this pr

    I love Sarah Vowell's writing and own all her books, but this printing is a big disappointment. Several pages are missing from the beginning of every chapter, so I cannot read the text in its entirety. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2006

    Great Book

    This is a must read for anyone interested in radio (as I am), or who just likes a good, well-written, and engaging book.

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