The Partly Cloudy Patriot

Thoughts by Sarah Vowell, Simon & Schuster 2002, 197 pages

Challenge: Litsy Book Spin Bingo

Genre/Theme: Nonfiction / Politics and Citizenship, History

Type/Source: Hardcover / used book store $1

What It’s About: Essays on politics, former presidents and their libraries, some travel, some celebrity commentary, some US to Canada comparison, and more.

Thoughts: I have read two more of her books – her first was published prior to this: Take the Cannoli in 2000 and the second one after The Wordy Shipment 2008 having somehow missed Assassination Vacation from 2005. She produces a new collection every 2-4 years, it seems. She is on the radio and probably is a guest on bunches of podcasts? maybe? but otherwise, I don’t know what she’s up to. She’s not on Twitter, which is a shame but I totally understand.

Reading about voter restrictions, election fraud accusations, assaults on democracy… and realizing she is referencing the political climate of the turn of the decade (century!) into the 2000s — makes me both annoyed and fearful and weirdly relieved; things never change, nothing is new.

Rating: Three slices of cherry pie.  

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