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WGBH Forum Network; Roy Blount Jr: Dispatches From Up South

05/16/2007

Roy Blount Jr: Dispatches From Up South Roy Blount Jr., humorist Charlie Pierce, reporter, Boston Globe Sunday Magazine You can take the boy out of the South, but you cannot take the South out of the boy. Roy Blount Jr. grew up in Decatur, Georgia and now lives in western Massachusetts. His new collection of essays Long Time Leaving: Dispatches From Up South is a sly, dry, hilarious look at his own dueling loyalties across the great North/South divide. Roy Blount, Jr. is the author of nineteen previous books, including Reflections on a Southern President (Jimmy Carter), a biography of Robert E. Lee, a celebration of New Orleans called Feet on the Street: Rambles Around New Orleans, and an anthology of Southern humor. He is a panelist on NPR's Wait, Wait . . . Don't Tell Me!, a contributing editor to The Atlantic Monthly and president of the Authors Guild. Charlie Pierce writes the regular column Pierced in the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, and is well known to public radio listeners for his commentary on the weekly sports magazine It's Only a Game and on NPR's Wait, Wait . . . Don't Tell Me!


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Roy Blount Jr: Dispatches From Up South
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ROY BLOUNT JR: DISPATCHES FROM UP SOUTH ROY BLOUNT JR., HUMORIST CHARLIE PIERCE, REPORTER, BOSTON GLOBE SUNDAY MAGAZINE

YOU CAN TAKE THE BOY OUT OF THE SOUTH, BUT YOU CANNOT TAKE THE SOUTH OUT OF THE BOY. ROY BLOUNT JR. GREW UP IN DECATUR, GEORGIA AND NOW LIVES IN WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS. HIS NEW COLLECTION OF ESSAYS LONG TIME LEAVING: DISPATCHES FROM UP SOUTH IS A SLY, DRY, HILARIOUS LOOK AT HIS OWN DUELING LOYALTIES ACROSS THE GREAT NORTH/SOUTH DIVIDE.

ROY BLOUNT, JR. IS THE AUTHOR OF NINETEEN PREVIOUS BOOKS, INCLUDING REFLECTIONS ON A SOUTHERN PRESIDENT (JIMMY CARTER), A BIOGRAPHY OF ROBERT E. LEE, A CELEBRATION OF NEW ORLEANS CALLED FEET ON THE STREET: RAMBLES AROUND NEW ORLEANS, AND AN ANTHOLOGY OF SOUTHERN HUMOR. HE IS A PANELIST ON NPR'S WAIT, WAIT . . . DON'T TELL ME!, A CONTRIBUTING EDITOR TO THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY AND PRESIDENT OF THE AUTHORS GUILD. CHARLIE PIERCE WRITES THE REGULAR COLUMN PIERCED IN THE BOSTON GLOBE SUNDAY MAGAZINE, AND IS WELL KNOWN TO PUBLIC RADIO LISTENERS FOR HIS COMMENTARY ON THE WEEKLY SPORTS MAGAZINE IT'S ONLY A GAME AND ON NPR'S WAIT, WAIT . . . DON'T TELL ME!

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