Take the Cannoli
Both a line from The Godfather and the title of my latest read by Sarah Vowell. I am really really digging her essays. She writes a lot about the weirdness of being American, about pop culture and history and becoming who you are. The article about she and her sister driving the Trail of Tears moved me to tears. One essay is about mix tapes. She discusses the fact that mix tapes are extremely personal and wonders about a person who makes them for a living. She even talks to Nick Hornby about it! If that isn't a recommendation, i don't know what is. I give this one a 6. Wish i'd bought a couple of hers as i can't wait to read more.