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- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 10.60
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...
- 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 combinations... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016; US$ 26.99
Our best-laid plans will yield to fate. And we will say, ?We lived. We ate.? Roy Blount Jr. is one of America?s most cherished comic writers. He?s been compared to Mark Twain and James Thurber, and his books have been called everything from ?a work of art? (Robert W. Creamer, The New York Times Book Review ) to ?a book to read till it falls... more...
- University of Pittsburgh Press 2013; US$ 19.95
Thirtieth Anniversary Edition Any number of writers could spend an entire season with an NFL team, from the first day of training camp until the last pick of the draft, and come up with an interesting book. But only Roy Blount Jr. could capture the pain, the joy, the fears, the humor?in short, the heart?of a championship team. In 1973, the Pittsburgh... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 19.00
Any number of writers could spend an entire season with an NFL team, from the first day of training camp until the last pick of the draft, and come up with an interesting book. But only Roy Blount Jr. could capture the pain, the joy, the fears, the humor?in short, the heart?of a championship team. In 1973, the Pittsburgh Steelers were super, ... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- F+W Media 2012; US$ 7.99
After spending time as a professor in upstate New York, Robert Ward decided to give journalism a try. What followed were two decades of assignments for New Times , GQ , SPORT , Rolling Stone , and other publications, covering the biggest stars of the sporting, music, art, and film worlds. This collection includes Ward's celebrated story on Reggie... more...