The Practical Historian blog is also a book! Launching Sheep & Other Stories from the Intersection of History and Nonsense is a collection of 86 favorite posts from the first five years of the blog. It covers such wide ranging topics as the old-timey treatment for the old-timey condition of lumbago, the absurdly expensive and probably quite dangerous children’s atomic energy lab kit, and the excessive cleavage and large number of pointy ears found at today’s Renaissance Fairs. Like the blog, the book is part history, part memoir, and all nonsense.
“[Angleton is] the literary offspring of Doris Kearns Goodman and Dave Barry.” -Andy Mitchell, owner of Our Town Books, writing for The Source
“This is a book I like. I recommend it to everyone and every library.” -writer Bruce Goodman, Weave a Web
Or check out what these lovely people have to say:
Humor and History is a Perfect Combination, a book recommendation from Author Pat Wahler
You can also check out this insightful Interview with Sarah Angleton, the Practical Historian by Erma Bombeck Humor Award Winner Donna Volkenannt.
Or this review from the Jacksonville Journal Courier: Angleton finds humorous blend in historical tidbits, life.
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