Sarah Vowell talks about The Wordy Shipmates. Vowell travels through America's past to 17th-century New England. She looks at the Puritan effect and finds their beliefs about church and state more interesting than their buckles-and-corn reputation would suggest.
Vowell is a regular contributor to public radio's This American Life and is the author of The Partly Cloudy Patriot- The Wordy Shipmates
Sarah Jane Vowell was born December 27, 1969 and is an American author, journalist, humorist, and commentator. Often referred to as a "social observer," Vowell has authored several books and is a regular contributor to the radio program This American Life on Public Radio International.
She was also the voice of Violet in the animated film The Incredibles and a short documentary, Vowellet: An Essay by Sarah Vowell in the "Behind the Scenes" extras of The Incredibles DVD release.