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What are you hiding? No one ever asks that. ---->>>

While I gave up God a long time ago, I never shook the habit of wanting to believe in something. So I replaced my creed of everlasting life with life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

While I gave up God a long time ago, I never shook the habit of wanting to believe in something. So I replaced my creed of everlasting life with life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

History is full of really good stories. That's the main reason I got into this racket: I want to make the argument that history is interesting. ---->>>

I discovered that Robert Todd Lincoln was there for each of the first three assassinations. I wanted to write about the Lincoln Memorial, so when I found out he had attended its dedication, that helped focus it further. ---->>>

Jesus and Lincoln, Moses and Jefferson can seem so long gone, so unbelievable, so dead. ---->>>

The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Civil War-when I really think about them they all seem about as likely as the parting of the Red Sea.

The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Civil War-when I really think about them they all seem about as likely as the parting of the Red Sea.

Like Lincoln, I would like to believe the ballot is stronger than the bullet. Then again, he said that before he got shot. ---->>>

Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves, Robert Lincoln bought a nice ski lodge. ---->>>

Relics are treasured as something close to the divine. ---->>>

I seem to have no problem revealing my crush on the man who murdered Lincoln. ---->>>

In death, you get upgraded into a saint no matter how much people hated you in life. ---->>>

We go in to liberate Cuba, but Cuba still isn't free; we don't really think through what we'll do after the initial treaty is signed, but we're still occupying. There's chaos and torture and finally an outcry. ---->>>

Not that I want the current president killed. I will, for the record and for the FBI agent assigned to read this and make sure I mean no harm, clearly state that while I am obsessed with death, I am against it. ---->>>

I hated the lost colony; in second grade, we were doing American History, and they said, We don't know what happened to them. That drove me nuts. That lost colony drove me crazy. ---->>>

One night last summer, all the killers in my head assembled on a stage in Massachusetts to sing show tunes. ---->>>

I loved that these two guys argued with each other as if movies actually mattered. Nobody I knew talked about movies that way, but Siskel and Ebert took each movie as it came and talked about whether it was a success on its own terms. ---->>>

Part of the success of This American Life, I think, is due to the fact that none of us sound like we should be on the radio. We don't sound professional; we sound like people you would know. ---->>>

Assassins and presidents invite the same basic question: Just who do you think you are? ---->>>

I was a big Nancy Drew reader. Nancy figures it out. Case closed. ---->>>

I'm a big fan of editing and keeping only the interesting bits in. ---->>>

Most people don't like to talk about violent historical death. ---->>>

My audience is going to die before I do. ---->>>

The one time I was an actor, it happened to be in a globally dominant juggernaut. That was lucky. ---->>>

The whole point of Louis Armstrong is that no one can really figure him out. There was a while where I thought you could try. ---->>>

I get younger people who watch Conan or The Daily Show, but before that it was mostly people who knew me from public radio. Those people are kind of old. ---->>>

I didn't come from any kind of academic background, but I lived in a college town and I knew people who weren't without pretense. There was this idea in the town that if something was European it would be good. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 12-27, 1969
Birthplace: Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States
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Occupation: Author
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Sarah Jane Vowell (born December 27, 1969) is an American author, journalist, essayist, social commentator and actress. Often referred to as a "social observer," Vowell has written seven nonfiction books on American history and culture. She was a contributing editor for the radio program This American Life on Public Radio International from 1996 to 2008, where she produced numerous commentaries and documentaries and toured the country in many of the program's live shows (wikipedia)