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Roy Blount Jr.

Roy Blount Jr.
© Joan Griswold

Roy Blount Jr. is the author of Alphabet Juice and 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.

Books by the Author

Save Room for Pie
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Save Room for Pie

Roy Blount Jr.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Sarah Crichton Books

Our best-laid plans will yield to fate.
And we will say, “We lived. We ate.”

Roy Blount Jr. is one of America’s most cherished comic writers. He’s been compared to...

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Alphabetter Juice
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Alphabetter Juice

Roy Blount Jr.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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, from ad...

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Alphabet Juice
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Alphabet Juice

Roy Blount Jr.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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 . . . that we'd hardly notice." —Chris...

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