The Wordy Shipmates

by Karen Zarker

5 December 2008

 

This book is a gentle, humorous corrective to the lefty in your life’s assumptions about America’s puritanical past—and that America was ever so ‘straight’ and ‘narrow’ at all.  With one foot in the well-researched past, the other tapping to the rhythms of the present, with one ear tuned toward reverence and one eyebrow raised in irreverence, Sarah Vowel shows Americans that from sea to shining sea, we’re not so different from one another, the ideological divide between us is not so wide as we thought.  Nor are we so different from those seemingly uptight pilgrims of the past—after all. Perfect for the hipster who’s got a pat answer for everything that’s wrong with America.  Put a ribbon on it and present it with an ironic smile.

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