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Take the Cannoli by Sarah Vowell
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Jan 08, 2011

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Vowell is a true American wit. The fact that she was my age when this collection was released truly humbles me as a writer. She has a gift. The essays run the gamut, and rarely does she take anything too seriously, save for the longest piece, "What I See When I Look at the Face on the $20 Bill". And I believe her point is justified. Nevertheless, her politics and sense of liberal white guilt color her writing, making it depressing regardless of her intent. My rating is based purely on my incomplete enjoyment of the book, based mostly on a political bias that runs counter to hers.

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