High praise greeted Riverhead’s publication of Sarah Vowell’s Lafayette in the Somewhat United States
on Tuesday (10/20).
Celebrated for her ability to tell a “story in the most fascinating way possible ” (Paste
), Vowell adeptly balances equal parts “laugh-out-loud humor and her characteristic snark” (Washington Post
) with “intensive research and historical insight” (Huffington Post). NPR.org raves: “at once light-footed and light-hearted, her histories are — dare I say it — fun… Vowell emerges from the Revolutionary War with an unabashed smile on her face. I’d be surprised if her reader doesn’t, too.” Featured in Time (
“informative, funny and insightful.”), The New Yorker, Marie Claire
, Mental Floss, USA Today
(“Vowell takes on American history as only she can”),
and more. Vowell kicked off her tour with full houses in Brooklyn and Philadelphia, with big venue stops to come in Washington, DC, Boston, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison, Austin, and Los Angeles. Hear her on Marketplace Weekend, Dinner Party Download, Slate’s The Gist, with much more to come.