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Long Time Leaving - Dispatches from Up South

Roy Blount, Jr.

The first collection of the beloved humorist's sly, dry, hilarious essays in more than a decade focuses on a perennially popular topic: the South vs. the North. "When [Northerners] ask me to explain grits, I look at them like an Irishman who's been asked to explain potatoes." "When I was a boy in Georgia, college sports was Bobby Dodd versus Bear Bryant immemorial. Compared to that the Harvard-Yale game is a panel discussion." "Anybody who claims . . . not to have 'a racist bone' in his or her body is at best preracist and has a longer way to go than the rest of us." Hard-working humorist Roy Blount Jr. lives in the North but he's from the South, a delicious tension that has always informed and shaped his work. In this new collection, he directs his acerbic wit and finely-tuned insight toward the persistent and colorful differences between the two. His essays treat every conceivable topic on which North and South misunderstand each other, from music to sports, eating, education, politics, child-rearing, religion, race, and language ("remember when there was lots of discussion of 'ebonics'?"). In this eminently quotable collection, Blount does justice to the charming, funny, infuriating facets of Southern tradition and their equally odd Northern counterpoints.

The first collection of the beloved humorist's sly, dry, hilarious essays in more than a decade focuses on a perennially popular topic: the South vs. the North. "When [Northerners] ask me to explain grits, I look at them like an Irishman who's been asked to explain potatoes." "When I was a boy in Georgia, college sports was Bobby Dodd versus Bear Bryant immemorial. Compared to that the Harvard-Yale game is a panel discussion." "Anybody who claims . . . not to have 'a racist bone' in his or her body is at best preracist and has a longer way to go than the rest of us." Hard-working humorist Roy Blount Jr. lives in the North but he's from the South, a delicious tension that has always informed and shaped his work. In this new collection, he directs his acerbic wit and finely-tuned insight toward the persistent and colorful differences between the two. His essays treat every conceivable topic on which North and South misunderstand each other, from music to sports, eating, education, politics, child-rearing, religion, race, and language ("remember when there was lots of discussion of 'ebonics'?"). In this eminently quotable collection, Blount does justice to the charming, funny, infuriating facets of Southern tradition and their equally odd Northern counterpoints.
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Genres:

Humor

Description:

The first collection of the beloved humorist's sly, dry, hilarious essays in more than a decade focuses on a perennially popular topic: the South vs. the North. "When [Northerners] ask me to explain grits, I look at them like an Irishman who's been asked to explain potatoes." "When I was a boy in Georgia, college sports was Bobby Dodd versus Bear Bryant immemorial. Compared to that the Harvard-Yale game is a panel discussion." "Anybody who claims . . . not to have 'a racist bone' in his or her body is at best preracist and has a longer way to go than the rest of us." Hard-working humorist Roy Blount Jr. lives in the North but he's from the South, a delicious tension that has always informed and shaped his work. In this new collection, he directs his acerbic wit and finely-tuned insight toward the persistent and colorful differences between the two. His essays treat every conceivable topic on which North and South misunderstand each other, from music to sports, eating, education, politics, child-rearing, religion, race, and language ("remember when there was lots of discussion of 'ebonics'?"). In this eminently quotable collection, Blount does justice to the charming, funny, infuriating facets of Southern tradition and their equally odd Northern counterpoints.

Language:

English

Length:

7h 59m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

01:38


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

09:41


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:31


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:47


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

12:00


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

10:42


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

11:54


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:45


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

10:10


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:22


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

12:31


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

11:41


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:57


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

12:09


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

11:54


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:16


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:43


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:37


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

14:51


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

14:33


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

10:43


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:33


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:50


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

18:51


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

10:49


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:38


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

11:36


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

11:47


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

00:56


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

09:38


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

15:53


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

15:21


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:18


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:59


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:13


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

11:33


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

10:34


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

11:13


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

12:17


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

01:46


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

12:18


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

18:45


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

20:31


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

12:59


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:10


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:17


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:32