Recently I took a trip to visit St. Benedict's College. Part of my visit included tickets to a talk from Sarah Vowel. I'd never heard of her, while my mother on the other hand was extremere jealous. I had no clue what was in store for me that night. My mother had told me that she was in "This American Life" on NPR and had published a few books. Only when I read the program did I find out she was a historian.