Roy Blount Jr.

Roy Blount Jr.
© Joan Griswold

Roy Blount Jr. is the author of 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 lives in western Massachusetts with his wife, the painter Joan Griswold.


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Roy Blount Jr. reads from his book, Alphabet Juice

Roy Blount Jr. in the studio recording the audio version of Alphabet Juice. Here he meditates on how “oink” was chosen to describe the noise a pig makes.

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"Listen to this audiobook excerpt and hear author Roy Blount Jr. read from his book Alphabet Juice: The Energies, Gists, and Spirits of Letters, Words, and Combinations Thereof; Their Roots, Bones, Innards, Piths, Pips, and Secret Parts, Tinctures, Tonics, and Essences; With Examples of Their Usage Foul and Savory. Learn more about the book Alphabet Juice at http://us.macmillan.com/alphabetjuice/RoyBlountJr Read more about author Roy Blount Jr. at http://us.macmillan.com/author/royblountjr"

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Alphabetter Juice

Roy Blount Jr.
Sarah Crichton Books

Fresh-squeezed Lexicology, with Twists No man of letters savors the ABC’s, or serves them up, like language-loving humorist Roy Blount Jr. His glossary,...


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Alphabet Juice

Roy Blount Jr.
Sarah Crichton Books

“If everybody’s first English teacher were Roy Blount Jr., we might still be trillions in debt, but we would be so deeply in love with words and their magic ....


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