If you love Hawaii and "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," here's your book. I didn't know much about Hawaii's history, and Vowell combines her wonderful research with a modern twist. Fun experiment having other voices read the quotes, which enlivens the book.
Don't read what this is about: Have it be a surprise. This is a great mystery and read. Don't give up when you first hear a child's voice as one of the narrators. Wonderful, unforgettable book.
Really a terrific recount of what led to Prohibition, its impact and ramifications. Lively read by the author, who has an excellent vocabulary and sense of humor.
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