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									Sarah VowellSarah Vowell
Hip, irreverent, and with a voice that NPR fans of This American Life instantly perk up to, Sarah Vowell makes both readers and listeners laugh out loud with her wry, comic observations on everything from politics to pop culture.

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Sarah Vowell
Current Home:
New York, New York
Date of Birth:
December 27, 1969
Place of Birth:
Muskogee, Oklahoma
B.A., Montana State University, 1993; M.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1996
Music Journalism Award, columnist, 1996

Vowell's Latest

Published Works

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								Assassination Vacation, Author: 
								Sarah Vowell.

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Assassination Vacation
by Sarah Vowell
Vowell applies her charming, contrarian wit to an unlikely subject as she leads us on a quirky tour of sites across the country associated with the assassinations of Presidents Lincoln, Garfield, and McKinley. Along the way, she examines the landscape of American violence and unearths surprising connections between tourism and political murder.

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								Take the Cannoli: Stories from the New World, Author: 
								Sarah Vowell.
*  Radio On: A Listener's Diary (1996)
*  Take the Cannoli: Stories from the New World (2000)
*  The Partly Cloudy Patriot (2002)
*  Assassination Vacation (2005)

Favorite Writers and Reads

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								From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, Author: 
								Elaine Konigsburg.

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From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
by Elaine Konigsburg
In our exclusive interview, Vowell told us: "I loved this book as a kid and now I can see why, because it’s about how parents just don’t understand and the joy of research. A little girl and her brother run away from home to New York City. They secretly live in the Met, then they track down the provenance of a Michelangelo sculpture." Read our interview with Vowell to check out more of her favorite books.

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