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Be Sweet: A Conditional Love Story (Harvest Book)

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Publisher Comments:

My mother loved me to pieces, as she often said, writes Roy Blount Jr., "and I'm still trying to pick up the pieces." In the book his readers have been waiting for, our generation's master of full-hearted humor lays open the soul of his life story. Blount—Georgia boy, New York wit, lover of baseball and interesting women, bumbling adventurer, salty-limerick virtuoso, and impassioned father—journeys into his past, and his psyche (and also to China, Manhattan, and sixty feet underwater) in search of the answers to three riddles that have haunted his life: one, the riddle of "the family curse"; two, the riddle of what drives him, or anyone, to be funny; and three, the riddle of what so cruelly tangled his bond to the beguiling orphan girl who became the impossible mother who raised him to Be Sweet. Sardonic and sentimental, hilarious and grieving, brazen and bashful, tough and tender, honest and wayward, Be Sweet resonates with the complex but bouncy chords of a whole man singing, clinkers and all.

Synopsis:

The famed humorist tackles motherhood, family ties, and the nature of being Southern and funny in this bittersweet memoir unlike any other.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780156006828
Author:
Blount, Roy, Jr.
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Author:
Blount, Roy Jr.
Author:
Blount
Author:
Blount, Roy, Jr.
Author:
Blount, Roy, Jr. JR.
Author:
Blount Jr, Roy
Location:
San Diego, Calif. :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Essays (single author)
Subject:
Regional Subjects - South
Subject:
Romance
Subject:
Southern states
Subject:
Form - Essays
Subject:
Humorists, American
Subject:
Southern States Humor.
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
Blount, Roy - Homes and haunts -
Subject:
Humorists, American - 20th century
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Number:
1st Harvest ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Harvest Book
Publication Date:
19990531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 9.99 lb

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