Roy Blount Jr. is the author of twenty-one previous books, covering subjects from the Pittsburgh Steelers to Robert E. Lee to what dogs are thinking. He is a regular panelist on NPR’s Wait, Wait . . . Don’t Tell Me! and is a member of the American Heritage Dictionary Usage Panel. Born in Indianapolis and raised in Decatur, Georgia, Blount now lives in western Massachusetts with his wife, the painter Joan Griswold.
Roy Blount Jr., author and panelist on NPR's &quot;Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me&quot; joins us to discuss his new book, &quot;Alphabetter Juice: or, The Joy of Text.&quot; An ardent philologist, Blount celebrates the English language with his characteristic blend of wit, wisdom and wordplay.
Roy Blount, Jr., talks about the “etymological goulash” that always simmers on the back burner of his mind. His new book Alphabetter Juice is full of his dexterous wordplay, linguistic tricks and his particular take on language.