This is my first time reading Sarah Vowell and I'll probably pick up more of her work in the future. It was funny in an amusing sort of way, as Vowell is my kind of historian and finds the more absurd or weird a lot more fun than rehashing the same details readers learned (maybe) in school. I liked that Vowell chose an outsider to center her book on the Revolutionary War. However, Lafayette just didn't have the charm or presence of an Alexander Hamilton or Patrick Henry, so his story got old and I found myself more interested in the historical monuments and museums Vowell travels to; okay, I was also very interested in the attempted coup to unseat Washington from his generalship. A good book for the July 4th holiday.