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Reading in the Region: One Book, One Campus 2006
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Join us in reading Sarah Vowell's: The Partly Cloudy Patriot

Sarah Vowell's: The Partly Cloudy Patriot

Join members of the campus and the community in an engaging and thought-provoking series of discussions on a different book each semester.This semester’s selection is Sarah Vowell’s The Partly Cloudy Patriot, a witty, insightful collection of essays about everything American ranging from historic events, Tom Cruise and national pastimes to family quirks, pop culture and democracy.

The text is now available in the bookstore and the library. Pick up your copy now and come prepared to voice your opinions, ask questions and learn!!

Here are some reviews and audio clips of Sarah Vowell's book:

Timothy McSweeney’s  audio clips of :

  • "Dear Dead Congressman" featuring Seth Green (3:26)
  • "What He Said There" featuring Conan O'Brien (4:18)
  • "The Nerd Voice" featuring Stephen Colbert (2:49)
  • "The Strenuous Life" featuring David Cross (3:00)

Here is the Sarah Vowell Reading Guide: doc or pdf

Discussion Forums:

  • Tuesday, February 28, 12:00pm-2:00pm
  • Wednesday, April 5, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Library Conference Center, Room 105AB

Sarah Vowell's Book

Brown Bag Discussion of Citizenship:

  • Wednesday, February 22, 12:00-1:30pm

Women's Center (Savannah Room 207)

Patriot Illustration
George Bodmer
Press Release for discussion of Sarah Vowell's book: The Partly Cloudy Patriot