(P)1986 by The Audio Partners Publishing Corp.
"Roy Blount's stuff makes me laugh so hard, sometimes I have to go sit in a room and shut the door." (Garrison Keillor)
"A class by himself...our next Mark Twain." (Playboy)
This is funny stuff. It's a series of wry essays, read by the author in a Southern drawl, but not just about the South (e.g., how to get a restaurant table, what's weird about celebrities, etc.) It's terrific.
I found it silly and tiresome. Just didn't find anything funny or enjoyable about his ramblings.
I don't think this would be funny if I was just reading it. And I surely think no other narrator could do it justice. It takes the author's comic delivery, the exact timing of the punchline, the very thick southern drawl - and then it all adds up to being hilariously wonderful. I had not noticed this was published in the mid 1980s and kept being surprised at the names being mentioned: the American politicians and celebrities of that era, which I had not paid much attention to at the time and if I had, had long forgotten. It was interesting and fun, anyway, even if I did not 'get' all of the snide comments about them. Mr. Blount has a genuinely humorous take on life and gave me some deep, delighted laughs, which I much appreciated. In fact, I am still laughing.
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