Sarah Vowell is older than I am. Not by much, but since she is older than I am, and I am no spring chicken, I am confused as to why Ms. Vowell acts like she is still young enough to be a hipster. Very sad.
There were some interesting parts to this book, but it was sort of weird. I just wasn't sure what it was trying to accomplish. I'm an average person. Not too smart. Not too intellectually challenged. I went to decent schools, but no place to write home about, you know? Most of the information in this book wasn't anything new to me, so I can't imagine this was a history book.
You know, I really don't know what else to say about this. The Wordy Shipmates was way too wordy.
What's Going On Here?
There are SO MANY wonderful book review blogs out there and I can't compete with them, that is for sure. So this is not a book review blog. This is just a way for me to organize what I have read so that I can be better at matching the right book to the right person. The blog title comes from the brilliant mind of the most talented woman who ever lived, Ms. Judy Garland. The full quote is, "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else." That is what I hope to do here and in ever aspect of my life.