Roy Blount Jr.





Roy Blount Jr.


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Roy Blount Jr. is the author of twenty-three books. The first, About Three Bricks Shy of a Load, was expanded into About Three Bricks Shy . . . and the Load Filled Up. It is often called one of the best sports books of all time. His subsequent works have taken on a range of subjects, from Duck Soup, to Robert E. Lee, to what cats are thinking, to how to savor New Orleans, to what it’s like being married to the first woman president of the United States.

Blount is a panelist on NPR’s Wait Wait . . . Don’t Tell Me!, an ex-president of the Authors Guild, a usage consultant for the American Heritage Dictionary, a New York Public Library Literary Lion, and a member of both the Fellowship of Southern Writers and the band the Rock Bottom Remainder
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Alphabet Juice: The Energie...

3.60 avg rating — 773 ratings — published 2008 — 7 editions
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Feet on the Street: Rambles...

3.36 avg rating — 249 ratings — published 2005 — 12 editions
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Long Time Leaving: Dispatch...

3.37 avg rating — 227 ratings — published 2007 — 9 editions
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Alphabetter Juice: or, The ...

3.47 avg rating — 175 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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Robert E. Lee

3.49 avg rating — 174 ratings — published 2003 — 4 editions
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About Three Bricks Shy: And...

3.86 avg rating — 172 ratings — published 1974 — 13 editions
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Hail, Hail, Euphoria!: Pres...

3.40 avg rating — 221 ratings — published 2010 — 5 editions
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Be Sweet: A Conditional Lov...

3.15 avg rating — 103 ratings — published 1998 — 6 editions
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Roy Blount's Book of Southe...

3.77 avg rating — 56 ratings — published 1994
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Not Exactly What I Had in Mind

3.56 avg rating — 36 ratings — published 1985 — 8 editions
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“If a cat spoke, it would say things like 'Hey, I don’t see the problem here.”
Roy Blount Jr.
tags: cats

“Even intellectuals should have learned by now that objective rationality is not the default position of the human mind, much less the bedrock of human affairs.”
Roy Blount Jr., Long Time Leaving: Dispatches from Up South

“When it's summer, people sit a lot. Or lie. Lie in the sense of recumbency. A good heavy book holds you down. It's an anchor that keeps you from getting up and having another gin and tonic. Many a person has been saved from summer alcoholism, not to mention hypertoxicity, by Dostoyevsky. Put The Idiot in your lap or over your face, and you know where you are going to be for the afternoon.”
Roy Blount Jr., Where Books Fall Open: A Reader's Anthology of Wit & Passion

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