The Partly Cloudy Patriot
Sarah Vowell read excerpts from her collection of essays, The Partly Cloudy Patriot, published by Simon and Schuster. In the book, Ms. Vowell focused her gift for humorous social commentary on American history. Distinguishing herself from the fair weather patriots disparaged by Thomas Paine, she analyzed past and current events for insights into American life. The essays contemplate a number of themes, including her happiness when touring the sites of the battles at Gettysburg or why people inappropriately compare themselves to civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks. Ms. Vowell answered questions from the audience after her presentation. close
People in this video
Ira Glass Host Public Radio International->This American Life
Sarah Vowell Contributing Editor Public Radio International->This American Life
Your purchase helps support C-SPAN
Click here to learn how
C-SPAN.org offers links to books featured on the C-SPAN networks to make it simpler for viewers to purchase them. C-SPAN has agreements with retailers that share a small percentage of your purchase price with our network. For example, as an Amazon Associate, C-SPAN earns money from your qualifying purchases. However, C-SPAN only receives this revenue if your book purchase is made using the links on this page.
Any revenue realized from this program goes into a general account to help fund C-SPAN operations.
Please note that questions regarding fulfillment, customer service, privacy policies, or issues relating to your book orders should be directed to the Webmaster or administrator of the specific bookseller's site and are their sole responsibility.
- Minnesota Public Radio | Fitzgerald TheaterMinnesota Public Radio | Fitzgerald Theater
Fugitive Days: A Memoir
Bill Ayers read excerpts from his book Fugitive Days: A Memoir, published by Beacon Press. The book recalls his days as…
Banvard's Folly: Thirteen Tales
Paul Collins read excerpts from his book, Banvard’s Folly: Thirteen Tales of Renowned Obscurity, Famous Anonymity, and…
Chance in the House of Fate: Heredity
Jennifer Ackerman read excerpts from her book Chance in the House of Fate: A Natural History of Heredity, published by…
Subject to Debate: Women, Politics, and Culture
Katha Pollitt discussed her book Subject to Debate: Sense and Dissents on Women, Politics, and Culture, published by…
User Created Clips from This Video