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In this acerbic, eminently quotable book, humorist Roy Blount Jr. focuses on his own dueling loyalties across the great American divide. Scholarly, raunchy, biting, and affable, Blount takes on topics ranging from chicken fingers and yellow dog Democrats to Elviss toes while sharing some experiences of his own: chatting with Ray Charles, meeting an Okefenokee alligator, imagining Faulkners tennis game, and being swept up, sort of, in the filming of Nashville. His yarns, analyses, and flights of fancy transcend all standard shades of Red, Blue, and in between.

Blounts sidesplitting, irreverent musings may not end our tacit Civil War at long last, but they do clarify, or aptly complicate, divisive delusions on both sides of the long-standing national rift. Long Time Leaving is a comic ode to American variety and a droll assault on complacency both North and South from one of the most definitive and esteemed humorists of our time.

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ISBN:
9781582434582
Author:
Blount, Roy Jr
Publisher:
Counterpoint LLC
Author:
Blount Jr, Roy
Author:
Blount, Roy, Jr.
Subject:
Topic - Political
Subject:
Political
Subject:
National characteristics, american
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Form - Essays
Subject:
Southern States Civilization.
Subject:
Humor-Anthologies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Publication Date:
20090131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 18.5 oz

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In this acerbic, eminently quotable book, humorist Roy Blount Jr. focuses on his own dueling loyalties across the great American divide. Scholarly, raunchy, biting, and affable, Blount takes on topics ranging from chicken fingers and yellow dog Democrats to Elviss toes while sharing some experiences of his own: chatting with Ray Charles, meeting an Okefenokee alligator, imagining Faulkners tennis game, and being swept up, sort of, in the filming of Nashville. His yarns, analyses, and flights of fancy transcend all standard shades of Red, Blue, and in between.

Blounts sidesplitting, irreverent musings may not end our tacit Civil War at long last, but they do clarify, or aptly complicate, divisive delusions on both sides of the long-standing national rift. Long Time Leaving is a comic ode to American variety and a droll assault on complacency both North and South from one of the most definitive and esteemed humorists of our time.

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