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Take the Cannoli: Stories From the New World | Sarah Vowell
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A wickedly funny collection of personal essays from popular NPR personality Sarah Vowell. Hailed by Newsweek as a "cranky stylist with talent to burn," Vowell has an irresistible voice -- caustic and sympathetic, insightful and double-edged -- that has attracted a loyal following for her magazine writing and radio monologues on This American Life. While tackling subjects such as identity, politics, religion, art, and history, these autobiographical tales are written with a biting humor, placing Vowell solidly in the tradition of Mark Twain and Dorothy Parker. Vowell searches the streets of Hoboken for traces of the town's favorite son, Frank Sinatra. She goes under cover of heavy makeup in an investigation of goth culture, blasts cannonballs into a hillside on a father-daughter outing, and maps her family's haunted history on a road trip down the Trail of Tears. Take the Cannoli is an eclectic tour of the New World, a collection of alternately hilarious and heartbreaking essays and autobiographical yarns.
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk Sarah Vowell looks so badass! It does not match her tiny voice! 2y
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For the love of fonts! I've read (and love) Take the Cannoli - the rest of these are from my vast TBR pile.
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If there's anything worse than insomnia, it's taking advice about insomnia, especially from people who can sleep. Being up in the middle of the night is kind of nice actually. It's quiet and dark and the phone doesn't ring.

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I took the cannoli.

LeahBergen Did you eat it? 3y
katedensen @LeahBergen Not only did I eat it, but I also ate one and a half of its friends. 3y
katedensen @LeahBergen Also, of course I ate it! What kind of monster doesn't eat a free cannoli? 3y
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LeahBergen Good job!! 👍🏼👍🏼 3y
brendanmleonard Litsy confessions: I don't like cannoli 😱😂 3y
BookishFeminist 😂😂 3y
BookishFeminist @brendanmleonard (you're not alone- I don't either. Too rich for me most of the time!) 3y
Well-ReadNeck I ❤️❤️❤️❤️ cannoli. Living in the Southern US, it's a rare treat. I have been known to go to Boston and eat a giant cannoli from Mike's and call it lunch. 😜 3y
LauraBeth 😂😂 3y
katedensen @brendanmleonard @BookishFeminist Monsters. @Well-ReadNeck Another reason to love NYC: cannoli from Little Italy. 3y
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I really liked this book! Sarah Vowell is hilarious once again. This compilation of stories is worth a read!

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"It's good to know where you're from. To know where your beginning is."


I was a good daughter, a good sister, a good girlfriend, a good student, a good citizen, a responsible employee. I was also antsy, resentful, overworked, and hemmed in.

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