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Author Sarah VowellSarah Vowell was born December 27, 1969 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. She is an American author, journalist, essayist and social commentator.

Vowell earned a B.A. from Montana State University in 1993 in Modern Languages and Literatures and an M.A. in Art History at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1996. Vowell received the Music Journalism Award in 1996.

Vowell is a New York Times' bestselling author of numerous non-fiction books on American history and culture.

By examining the connections between the American past and present, she offers personal, often humorous accounts of everything from presidents and their assassins to colonial religious fanatics, as well as thoughts on American Indians, utopian dreamers, pop music and the odd cranky cartographer.

Vowell's novel, The Wordy Shipmates, examines the New England Puritans and their journey to and impact on America. Her book Assassination Vacation (2005) is a haunting and surprisingly hilarious road trip to tourist sites devoted to the murders of presidents Lincoln, Garfield and McKinley. Vowell examines what these acts of political violence reveal about our national character and our contemporary society.

With Vowell's trademark wry insights and reporting, she lights out to discover the odd, emblematic, and exceptional history of the fiftieth state. In examining the place where Manifest Destiny got a sunburn, she finds America again, warts and all.

Vowell was the president of the board of 826NYC, a nonprofit tutoring and writing center for students aged 6-18 in Brooklyn, from its founding in 2004 until 2014. She is still a member of its advisory board, along with its sister organization in Los Angeles, 826LA.

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The Wordy Shipmates
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Sarah Vowell - Partial Bibliography

  • Radio On: A Listener's Diary - 1997
  • Take the Cannoli: Stories From the New World - 2000
  • The Partly Cloudy Patriot - 2002
  • Assassination Vacation - 2005
  • The Wordy Shipmates - 2008
  • Unfamiliar Fishes - 2011
  • Lafayette in the Somewhat United States - 2015

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