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Author: Roy Blount Narrator: Roy Blount Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Audio Length: Release Date: January 1986 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781572705821

Publisher Description

“It’s my belief that sanity lies in realizing that reality is not exactly what we had in mind,” says Roy Blount, Jr. in this witty collection of essays. With humor that is wry, dry, and warm, he delights and provokes us by confronting the reality of American life compared to the way we thought it would be. With his characteristic drawl—or “oral resonance,” as he calls it—he reflects on John Wayne, the federal deficit, women’s underwear, and more.

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  • The essays and lighter-than-air verse in Blount's book are somewhat like those famous potato chips: You can't read just one…Public librarians looking for an intelligent, witty addition to the humor collection will discover that this book is exactly what they had in mind.”

    - Library Journal

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    " Utterly cornball drivel. I made it less than halfway through this book and I simply could not read any more. It just wasn't funny. "

    - Kevin, 5/4/2012

About the Author

Paul Boehmer is an American actor best known for his numerous appearances in the Star Trek universe, in addition to Frasier, Judging Amy, Guiding Light, and All My Children. He is a 1992 Masters of Fine Arts graduate of the Professional Theater Training Program at the University of Delaware. As a narrator, Paul has won several AudioFile Earphones Awards as well as an Audie Award.

About the Narrator

Roy Blount, Jr., is an American writer. Best known as a humorist, Blount is also a reporter, actor, and musician with the Rock Bottom Remainders, a rock band composed entirely of writers. He is also president of the Authors Guild.