Sarah Vowell is an author who somehow manages to combine the best parts of every genre in nonfiction writing with every facet of pop culture. She's part hardcore nerd, part sulky grunge kid, and part U.S. history professor. Vowell's books span an array of topics and adventures pertinent to modern American living, from the state of radio today, to the truth about the Puritans who founded our wildly unique country, to seeking out the sites of presidential assassinations while on an upbeat road trip. If you're not much of a reader (well, then you're probably not reading this...), you're most likely familiar with Vowell's biting wit as... More >>>