Sarah Vowell – Unfamiliar Fishes
After recently watching her in the final episode of Season 1 of Bored To Death, I thought to myself, “I wonder what Sarah Vowell is up to these days?” She must have been reading my mind, because her new book entitled Unfamiliar Fishes will be released on March 22 via Riverhead Books. Coincidentally, she’ll be appearing at Barnes & Noble Union Square on March 23 as part of what will undoubtedly be a much larger book tour.
Many think of 1776 as the defining year of American history, when we became a nation devoted to the pursuit of happiness through self- government. In Unfamiliar Fishes, Sarah Vowell argues that 1898 might be a year just as defining, when, in an orgy of imperialism, the United States annexed Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Guam, and invaded first Cuba, then the Philippines, becoming an international superpower practically overnight… [Amazon.com Product Description]
In other related Sarah Vowell news, the Blu-Ray edition of The Incredibles (wherein she voiced the character of Violet Parr) is coming out on April 22, 2011.