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Blount, Roy.

Summary: "Hard-working humorist Roy Blount Jr. lives in the North but he's from the South, a delicious tension that has always informed and shaped his work. In this new collection, he directs his acerbic wit and finely-tuned insight toward the persistent and colorful differences between the two. His essays treat every conceivable topic on which North and South misunderstand each other, from music to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 975 BLO

Blount, Roy.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 1984

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814.54 BLO

Blount, Roy.

Summary: After 40 years of making a living using words in every medium, print or electronic, Blount still can't get over his ABCs. In this book, he celebrates the juju, the sonic and kinetic energies of letters and their combinations.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818.5407 BLO

Blount, Roy.

Summary: The NPR panelist and humorist presents a second helping of dexterous and lighthearted vocabulary factoids, fripperies, and phenomena compiled to raise awareness about the relationship between words and their various definitions.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818.5407 BLO

Blount, Roy.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 1985

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.927 BLO

Blount, Roy.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Villard Books 1991

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814.54 BLO

Blount, Roy.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Journeys 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 976.3 BLO

Blount, Roy.

Summary: An autobiographical account of the life of Roy Blount that discusses his childhood, his relationship with his mother, his desire to be funny, and other related topics.

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Publisher / Publication Date: A.A. Knopf 1998

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818.54 BLO

Blount, Roy.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Villard Books 1990

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BLO

Blount, Roy.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Villard Books 1988

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814.54 BLO

Summary: A treasury of contemporary Southern humor includes more than 150 stories, sketches, essays, poems, memoirs, and song lyrics from William Faulkner, Mark Twain, Zora Neal Hurston, Dave Barry, and other contributors.

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Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton 1994

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 817.008 ROY

Keillor, Garrison.

Summary: Enjoy the best of Garrison Keillor's comic fables from A Prairie Home Companion, all about true love and other tribulations, brought to life by a cast of brilliant radio actors.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: HighBridge 1997

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD SA KEI

Twain, Mark

Summary: A tramp abroad (1880) is based on Twain's travels in Europe from April 1878 to August 1879, blending autobiography and fiction. Presented with the author's original sketches, Twain provides a humorous travelogue with commentary on Old World customs, Wagnerian opera, and the German language interlaced with American reminiscences. Following the equator (1897) chronicles Twain's 1895...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818.4 Twain

Summary: Celebrity guests are put on the spot in the "Not My Job" segment of the NPR/Chicago Public Radio show Wait, wait-- don't tell me!, a news quiz show in which guests answer questions on a topic totally outside their area of expertise.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: HighBridge 2009

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD SA WAI