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Feet on the Street - Rambles Around New Orleans

Roy Blount, Jr.

"Betcha I can tell ya / Where ya / Got them shoooes. / Betchadollar, / Betchadollar, / Where ya / Got them shoooes. / Got your shoes on your feet, / Got your feet on the street, / And the street's in Noo / Awlins, Loo- / Eez-ee-anna. Where I, for my part, first ate a live oyster and first saw a naked woman with the lights on. . . . Every time I go to New Orleans I am startled by something." So writes Roy Blount Jr. in this exuberant, character-filled saunter through a place he has loved almost his entire life-a city "like no other place in America, and yet (or therefore) the cradle of American culture." Here we experience it all through his eyes, ears, and taste buds: the architecture, music, romance (yes, sex too), historical characters, and all that glorious food. The book is divided into eight Rambles through different parts of the city. Each closes with lagniappe-a little bit extra, a special treat for the reader: here a brief riff on Gennifer Flowers, there a meditation on naked dancing. Roy Blount knows New Orleans like the inside of an oyster shell and is only too glad to take us to both the famous and the infamous sights. He captures all the wonderful and rich history-culinary, literary, and political-of a city that figured prominently in the lives of Jefferson Davis (who died there), Truman Capote (who was conceived there), Zora Neale Hurston (who studied voodoo there), and countless others, including Andrew Jackson, Lee Harvey Oswald, William Faulkner, Tennessee Williams, Jelly Roll Morton, Napoléon, Walt Whitman, O. Henry, Thomas Wolfe, Earl Long, Randy Newman, Edgar Degas, Lillian Hellman, the Boswell Sisters, and the Dixie Cups. Above all, though, Feet on the Street is a celebration of friendship and joie de vivre in one of America's greatest and most colorful cities, written by one of America's most beloved humorists. Also available as a Random House AudioBook From the Hardcover edition.

"Betcha I can tell ya / Where ya / Got them shoooes. / Betchadollar, / Betchadollar, / Where ya / Got them shoooes. / Got your shoes on your feet, / Got your feet on the street, / And the street's in Noo / Awlins, Loo- / Eez-ee-anna. Where I, for my part, first ate a live oyster and first saw a naked woman with the lights on. . . . Every time I go to New Orleans I am startled by something." So writes Roy Blount Jr. in this exuberant, character-filled saunter through a place he has loved almost his entire life-a city "like no other place in America, and yet (or therefore) the cradle of American culture." Here we experience it all through his eyes, ears, and taste buds: the architecture, music, romance (yes, sex too), historical characters, and all that glorious food. The book is divided into eight Rambles through different parts of the city. Each closes with lagniappe-a little bit extra, a special treat for the reader: here a brief riff on Gennifer Flowers, there a meditation on naked dancing. Roy Blount knows New Orleans like the inside of an oyster shell and is only too glad to take us to both the famous and the infamous sights. He captures all the wonderful and rich history-culinary, literary, and political-of a city that figured prominently in the lives of Jefferson Davis (who died there), Truman Capote (who was conceived there), Zora Neale Hurston (who studied voodoo there), and countless others, including Andrew Jackson, Lee Harvey Oswald, William Faulkner, Tennessee Williams, Jelly Roll Morton, Napoléon, Walt Whitman, O. Henry, Thomas Wolfe, Earl Long, Randy Newman, Edgar Degas, Lillian Hellman, the Boswell Sisters, and the Dixie Cups. Above all, though, Feet on the Street is a celebration of friendship and joie de vivre in one of America's greatest and most colorful cities, written by one of America's most beloved humorists. Also available as a Random House AudioBook From the Hardcover edition.
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"Betcha I can tell ya / Where ya / Got them shoooes. / Betchadollar, / Betchadollar, / Where ya / Got them shoooes. / Got your shoes on your feet, / Got your feet on the street, / And the street's in Noo / Awlins, Loo- / Eez-ee-anna. Where I, for my part, first ate a live oyster and first saw a naked woman with the lights on. . . . Every time I go to New Orleans I am startled by something." So writes Roy Blount Jr. in this exuberant, character-filled saunter through a place he has loved almost his entire life-a city "like no other place in America, and yet (or therefore) the cradle of American culture." Here we experience it all through his eyes, ears, and taste buds: the architecture, music, romance (yes, sex too), historical characters, and all that glorious food. The book is divided into eight Rambles through different parts of the city. Each closes with lagniappe-a little bit extra, a special treat for the reader: here a brief riff on Gennifer Flowers, there a meditation on naked dancing. Roy Blount knows New Orleans like the inside of an oyster shell and is only too glad to take us to both the famous and the infamous sights. He captures all the wonderful and rich history-culinary, literary, and political-of a city that figured prominently in the lives of Jefferson Davis (who died there), Truman Capote (who was conceived there), Zora Neale Hurston (who studied voodoo there), and countless others, including Andrew Jackson, Lee Harvey Oswald, William Faulkner, Tennessee Williams, Jelly Roll Morton, Napoléon, Walt Whitman, O. Henry, Thomas Wolfe, Earl Long, Randy Newman, Edgar Degas, Lillian Hellman, the Boswell Sisters, and the Dixie Cups. Above all, though, Feet on the Street is a celebration of friendship and joie de vivre in one of America's greatest and most colorful cities, written by one of America's most beloved humorists. Also available as a Random House AudioBook From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Paul Boehmer

Length:

3h 47m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:19


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:04


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:13


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:52


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:28


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:08


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:46


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:01


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:14


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:05


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:23


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:21


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:00


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:38


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:07


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:35


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:43


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:52


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:51


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:23


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:28


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:14


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:21


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:38


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

00:48


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

02:09


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

02:58


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

02:47


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:54


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:15


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

02:39


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:52


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:05


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

02:57


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

02:51


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

01:18


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:08


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

01:52


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:16


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:14


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:00


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:01


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:19


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

01:31


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:17


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:10


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

02:23


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:31


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

01:40


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

01:08


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:09


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

02:38


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

02:31


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:17


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:06


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:16


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:11


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

02:51


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:08


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:18


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:06


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:52


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:07


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:45


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

02:54


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:04


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

02:28


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:09


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

02:55


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

01:59


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:32


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:26


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:16


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:40


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

00:48