Take the Cannoli

Take the Cannoli : Stories from the New World

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This publication comprises a series of funny, mordant pieces on the American experience, mostly seen through some aspect of popular culture. Vowell writes about her obsession with "The Godfather" that almost ruined her emotional life; about Frank Sinatra's home-town Hoboken and his ghostly presence there; about Springsteen and the pleasures of home-taping; and about her relationship with her right-wing Christian gunsmith father.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 18mm | 158.76g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0141006579
  • 9780141006574

About Sarah Vowell

Sarah Vowell grew up the daughter of a gunsmith in Montana, and now lives in New York City where she writes and presents a highly acclaimed Saturday morning radio show. She is in her thirties.
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Table of contents

Home movies: shooting Dad; music lessons; the end is near, nearer, nearest. Post cards: take the cannoli; vindictively American; these little town blues; Chelsea girl; Michigan and wacker; species-on-species abuse. Obituaries: what I see when I look at the face of the 20 dollar bill; ixnay on the my way. Mix tapes: thanks for the memorex; drive through please; your dream, my nightmare; dark circles; American goth.
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