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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (22 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Roy Blount Narrator: Roy Blount Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 1986 ISBN: 9781538467022
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“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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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kevin Kosar | 5/4/2012

    " 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. "

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About the Author

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.