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

About the Author

Paul Boehmer is an American actor best known for his numerous appearances in the Star Trek universe. He began his audiobook work in 2000 and has since lent his voice to many fiction and nonfiction titles. He has won several AudioFile Earphones Awards as well as the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2009 and 2014. Between books, he is active in regional theaters across the country. His television appearances include guest spots on Nip/Tuck and Numb3rs.

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.