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By Sarah Vowell

A wickedly humorous selection of own essays from renowned NPR character Sarah Vowell.

Hailed via Newsweek as a "cranky stylist with expertise to burn," Vowell has an impossible to resist voice -- caustic and sympathetic, insightful and double-edged -- that has attracted a faithful following for her journal writing and radio monologues on This American Life.

While tackling topics equivalent to identification, politics, faith, artwork, and historical past, those autobiographical stories are written with a biting humor, putting Vowell solidly within the culture of Mark Twain and Dorothy Parker. Vowell searches the streets of Hoboken for strains of the town's favourite son, Frank Sinatra. She is going lower than hide of heavy make-up in an research of goth tradition, blasts cannonballs right into a hillside on a father-daughter trip, and maps her family's haunted historical past on a street journey down the path of Tears.

Take the Cannoli is an eclectic travel of the hot international, a set of alternately hilarious and heartbreaking essays and autobiographical yarns.

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