Nonfiction for hipsters?
May 6, 2010 11:03 AM Subscribe
Good non-fiction books similar to Sarah Vowell?
posted by hilaritas to writing & language (19 answers total) 38 users marked this as a favorite
What are some books that are similar to Sarah Vowell's "Assassination Vacation" and "The Wordy Shipmates"? I recently read those two books and enjoyed Vowell's anecdotal style of history. I also like that the books show a sense of humor, although I think Vowell might find herself cleverer than I do. I don't really care one way or the other about her politics and that's the one thing I like the least about the books. What are some other non-fiction books that use a conversational tone to discuss a topic? It doesn't have to be history, but I like books larded with tidbits of trivia. Anything that will provide me with good trivia fodder for Jeopardy is a plus. Thanks!