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Roy Blount, Jr.

Author of Alphabet Juice

35+ Works 2,481 Members 55 Reviews 3 Favorited

About the Author

Roy Blount, Jr., has written for the Atlantic Monthly since 1981.
Image credit: Credit: Larry D. Moore, 2007 Texas Book Festival, Austin, Texas

Series

Works by Roy Blount, Jr.

Alphabet Juice (2008) 507 copies
Robert E. Lee (2003) 215 copies
Feet on the Street (2005) 112 copies
Now, Where Were We? (1623) 106 copies
I Am Puppy Hear Me Yap: The Ages of Dog (2000) — Author — 98 copies
I am the cat, don't forget that (2004) — Author — 81 copies
First Hubby (1964) 74 copies
Not Exactly What I Had in Mind (1985) — Author — 67 copies

Associated Works

A Murder, a Mystery, and a Marriage (2001) — Foreword, some editions — 417 copies
Sudden Fiction: American Short-Short Stories (1984) — Contributor — 362 copies
Baseball: A Literary Anthology (2002) — Contributor — 334 copies
The Best of Modern Humor (1983) — Contributor — 290 copies
A Treasury of Mark Twain (1999) — Introduction — 225 copies
Russell Baker's Book of American Humor (1993) — Contributor — 206 copies
The Best American Essays 1997 (1997) — Contributor — 154 copies
O Holy Cow! : The Selected Verse of Phil Rizzuto (1993) — Introduction — 70 copies
The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink (2012) — Contributor — 63 copies
Southern Dogs and Their People (2000) — Contributor — 39 copies
Antaeus No. 75/76, Autumn 1994 - The Final Issue (1994) — Contributor — 32 copies
New Stories from the South 2003: The Year's Best (2003) — Preface — 32 copies
The Quotable Baseball Fanatic (2000) — Foreword — 30 copies
Wait Wait...I'm Not Done Yet! A Memoir (2014) — Contributor — 10 copies
Playboy Magazine ~ March 1982 (1982) — Author — 2 copies

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Common Knowledge

Canonical name
Blount, Roy, Jr.
Birthdate
1941-10-04
Gender
male
Nationality
USA
Birthplace
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Places of residence
Decatur, Georgia, USA
Education
Harvard University (M.A., 1964)
Vanderbilt University (B.A., 1963)
Occupations
humorist
journalist
actor
musician
Organizations
Rock Bottom Remainders (band)
Fellowship of Southern Writers
Authors Guild (president)
National Public Radio (Wait, Wait. . . Don't Tell Me)
Awards and honors
Thomas Wolfe Award (2009)
Phi Beta Kappa
Short biography
Roy Blount, Jr. says on his web site: Born to Southern parents in Indianapolis. Grew up in Decatur, Georgia. U.S. Army 1964-66. Reporter and columnist for Atlanta Journal and part-time English instructor at Georgia State College, 1966-68. Free-lance since leaving SI in 1975. Husband of painter Joan Griswold, father of social worker daughter Ennis and director-writer-actor-songwriter son Kirven (with whom he wrote and appeared in a five-minute film on extreme sports for ESPN), grandfather of of Jesse, Noah and Elsie. No pets at present, but previously dogs, cats, horse, rooster, snake, turtle, hamster, monitor lizard, parakeet and hens.

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Reviews

Life is too short to slog through all the folksy anecdotes and sports reminiscences and stream-of-consciousness ponderings to get to the nuggets of interesting history and etymology. Maybe someday I'll come back and pick at a word here and there...but I doubt it.
 
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slimikin | 20 other reviews | Mar 27, 2022 |
Fun and funny! Lovely photos with delightful annotations! A must for dog lovers! I keep extra copies to give as gifts!
 
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njcur | 5 other reviews | Jul 29, 2021 |
 
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Works
35
Also by
32
Members
2,481
Popularity
#10,335
Rating
½ 3.5
Reviews
55
ISBNs
107
Languages
2
Favorited
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