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  • Hail, Hail, Euphoria!by Jr. Roy Blount

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 9.99

    Bestselling author Roy Blount Jr. tells the story of theclassic Marx Brothers wartime satire Duck Soup . As always, Blount isinformed yet informal, tongue-in-cheek yet tempered, providing the perfectvoice to recount the irreverent antics of Harpo, Chico, Groucho, and Zeppo. Readers of HarpoSpeaks , The Essential Groucho ,and Monkey Business and... more...

  • Hail, Hail, Euphoria!by Jr. Roy Blount

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    Bestselling author Roy Blount Jr. tells the story of theclassic Marx Brothers wartime satire Duck Soup . As always, Blount isinformed yet informal, tongue-in-cheek yet tempered, providing the perfectvoice to recount the irreverent antics of Harpo, Chico, Groucho, and Zeppo. Readers of HarpoSpeaks , The Essential Groucho ,and Monkey Business and... more...

  • Hail, Hail, Euphoria!by Jr. Roy Blount

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    Bestselling author Roy Blount Jr. tells the story of theclassic Marx Brothers wartime satire Duck Soup . As always, Blount isinformed yet informal, tongue-in-cheek yet tempered, providing the perfectvoice to recount the irreverent antics of Harpo, Chico, Groucho, and Zeppo. Readers of HarpoSpeaks , The Essential Groucho ,and Monkey Business and... more...

  • Alphabet Juiceby Roy Jr. Blount

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009; US$ 15.99

    Ali G: How many words does you know? Noam Chomsky: Normally, humans, by maturity, have tens of thousands of them. Ali G: What is some of 'em? --Da Ali G Show Did you know that both mammal and matter derive from baby talk? Have you noticed how wince makes you wince? Ever wonder why so many h-words have to do with breath? Roy Blount... more...

  • Alphabetter Juiceby Roy Jr. Blount

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 15.99

    Fresh-squeezed Lexicology, with Twists No man of letters savors the ABC's, or serves them up, like language-loving humorist Roy Blount Jr. His glossary, from ad hominy to zizz , is hearty, full bodied, and out to please discriminating palates coarse and fine. In 2008, he celebrated the gists, tangs, and energies of letters and their... more...

  • Save Room for Pieby Roy Jr. Blount

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016; US$ 26.99

    In Alphabet Juice and Alphabetter Juice , Roy Blount Jr. put a humorous and genre-defying spin on the English language. Now, with the same wit and charm, he tackles a topic just as rich and fundamental: food. As a lifelong eater, Blount and food always got along easy--he didn't have to think, he just ate. But food doesn't exist in a vacuum; there's... more...

  • Feet on the Streetby Roy Jr Blount

    Crown/Archetype 2005; US$ 16.95

    ?Betcha I can tell ya / Where ya / Got them shoooes. / Betchadollar, / Betchadollar, / Where ya / Got them shoooes. / Got your shoes on your feet, / Got your feet on the street, / And the street?s in Noo / Awlins, Loo- / Eez-ee-anna. Where I, for my part, first ate a live oyster and first saw a naked woman with the lights on. . . . Every time I go... more...

  • Long Time Leavingby Roy Jr Blount

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 25.00

    A sly, dry, hilarious collection of essays?his first in more than ten years?from the writer who, according to The New York Times Book Review , is ?in serious contention for the title of America?s most cherished humorist.? This time Blount focuses on his own dueling loyalties across the great American divide, North vs. South. Scholarly, raunchy,... more...

  • Now, Where Were We?by Roy Jr Blount

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 17.95

    Getting back to basic truths that we have lost sight of through no fault of my own. A humorous collection of newspaper columns including "I Don't Eat Dirt Personally," "How to Walk in New York," "Filofax Fever," and other reflections on American life.  more...

  • Be Sweetby Roy Jr Blount

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 24.00

    In the book his laughing and loving readers have been waiting for, our generation's master of full-hearted humor lays open the soul of his life story. Roy Blount Jr.--Georgia boy turned New York wit, lover of baseball and interesting women, bumbling adventurer, literary lion, salty-limerick virtuoso and impassioned father--journeys into the past and... more...