Sarah Vowell is a New York Times best-selling non-fiction author, journalist, essayist, and "social observer" who's written six nonfiction books on American history and culture. Her books include 'The Wordy Shipmates,' 'Assassination Vacation,' and 'Unfamiliar Fishes,' her most recent book and the intriguing history of our 50th state, Hawaii. Vowell was a contributing editor for Public Radio International’s 'This American Life,' and also the voice of teen superhero Violet Parr in the Academy Award-winning 'The Incredibles.' Free and open to the public, with a book signing and reception to follow. Contact the Newcomb-Tulane College of Cocurricular Programs at Tulane University: 504-865-5728 or firstname.lastname@example.org.