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Radio On: A Listener's Diary

ISBN13: 9780312183011
ISBN: 0312183011
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $15.99
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Published Date:
Pages: 256
Average Goodreads rating: 3.43/5 (1508 ratings)

There are approximately 502 million radios in America. For this savvy, far-reaching diary, celebrated journalist and author Sarah Vowell turned hers on and listened—closely, critically, creatively—for an entire year.

As a series of impressions and reflections regarding contemporary American culture, and as an extended meditation on both our media and our society, this keenly focused book is as insightful as it is refreshing.

Throughout Radio On, "Vowell's touch is about as delicate as Teddy Kennedy's after a pitcher of martinis" (Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times).