By Mark Frauenfelder at 4:10 pm Mon, Mar 19, 2012
In Gweek episode 044, I interviewed Sarah Vowell about her book Unfamiliar Fishes. It's a history of Hawaii between the time of the arrival of the first Christian missionaries and its annexation to the United States in the late 1890s.
SV is one of my random crushes.
That’s news? She’s a random crush of *every* geeky guy. Also what isn’t exactly news is Unfamiliar Fishes — it’s been out for months. Not bad though, although not quite as good as Wordy Shipmates.
It’s new in paperback, which I mention in the beginning of the podcast.
Sorry but ‘Assassination Vacation’ is IMESHO her best work to date.
Actually, I’d agree with that.
Us random gay geeky guys have a crush on her, too! My partner and I listened to the Unfamiliar Fishes audiobook on our move from SF to Little Rock this past summer.
I am still amazed she was the music critic for the Bay Guardian in SF for a short time.
Good discussion. I saw Sarah speak in Pasadena during the release tour with Jesse Thorne and I still learned new things in this podcast.
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