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Product details

  • Paperback: 246 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (15 Dec. 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312183011
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312183011
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.4 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 950,896 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Review

"A cranky stylist with talent to burn."--"Newsweek"
"A sparky, ferociously intelligent examination of a medium that people forget about from one of the most promising young journalists I've come across recently."--Nick Hornby
"The magic really begins when you sense Vowell is "absorbing" radio as much as listening to it."--the "Toronto Star"
"She's very aware of how radio can divide and conquer"--Charles Taylor, the "Boston Phoenix"
"Her diary is more the coming-of-age story of a young critic, soundtrack included."--"Chicago Tribune"
""Radio On" escapes its own insularity through its insistence on the language of desire: the wish for a country where every citizen isn't bent on seceding into his or her own Private Idaho, where it is still possible to speak and be heard."--Howard Hampton, the "Village Voice"
"Her comments on what she heard are illuminating and smart."--Gina Arnold, "East Bay Express"
"Vowell's touch is about as delicate as Teddy Kennedy's after a pitcher of martinis."--Richard Roeper, "Chicago Sun-Times"


A cranky stylist with talent to burn. "Newsweek"

A sparky, ferociously intelligent examination of a medium that people forget about from one of the most promising young journalists I've come across recently. "Nick Hornby"

The magic really begins when you sense Vowell is "absorbing" radio as much as listening to it. "The Toronto Star"

She's very aware of how radio can divide and conquer "Charles Taylor, the Boston Phoenix"

Her diary is more the coming-of-age story of a young critic, soundtrack included. "Chicago Tribune"

"Radio On" escapes its own insularity through its insistence on the language of desire: the wish for a country where every citizen isn't bent on seceding into his or her own Private Idaho, where it is still possible to speak and be heard. "Howard Hampton, the Village Voice"

Her comments on what she heard are illuminating and smart. "Gina Arnold, East Bay Express"

Vowell's touch is about as delicate as Teddy Kennedy's after a pitcher of martinis. "Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times""

"A cranky stylist with talent to burn." --Newsweek

"A sparky, ferociously intelligent examination of a medium that people forget about from one of the most promising young journalists I've come across recently." --Nick Hornby

"The magic really begins when you sense Vowell is absorbing radio as much as listening to it." --The Toronto Star

"She's very aware of how radio can divide and conquer" --Charles Taylor, the Boston Phoenix

"Her diary is more the coming-of-age story of a young critic, soundtrack included." --Chicago Tribune

"Radio On escapes its own insularity through its insistence on the language of desire: the wish for a country where every citizen isn't bent on seceding into his or her own Private Idaho, where it is still possible to speak and be heard." --Howard Hampton, the Village Voice

"Her comments on what she heard are illuminating and smart." --Gina Arnold, East Bay Express

"Vowell's touch is about as delicate as Teddy Kennedy's after a pitcher of martinis." --Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times

About the Author

Called "a national treasure" by David Sedaris, Sarah Vowell has been a contributing editor to public radio's This American Life since 1996. She is also the author of the bestsellers Take the Cannoli and The Partly Cloudy Patriot.


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2.0 out of 5 starsbad printing, dull writing
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1.0 out of 5 starsCould not ever recommend this to anyone
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1.0 out of 5 starsDefective printing
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2.0 out of 5 starsI liked some of Vowell's earlier works
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