There are many things I enjoy about Sarah Vowell, but I appreciate most her ability to bring out the quirky bits of history and just put it into a context where I feel like the past has helped me understand the current. For example The Wordy Shipmates has talked some about the love of books of the Puritans. I definitely noticed this on our Noreaster trip. So may bookstores! I was salivating … everywhere. Unfortunately they were all closed. As Steve and Sharon (friends who helped us move) can attest, the last things Tompaul and I need are more books.
I think the first Sarah Vowell book I read was Assassination Vacation. It combined my love of presidents, history and comedy. So far this book is going well. Of course I loved her as Violet in The Incredibles.