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Camels Are Easy, Comedy's Hard free pdf An eclectic collection from Roy Blount Jr., master of American humor writing"I'll tell you what kind of book I believe in: one that makes people say, at first sight, what the first person who ever saw a camel must have said: ""What in the world is that?"" And then, after a while, "Yet it seems to fit together some way.""In this laugh-a-minute assortment of essays, travel writing, poems, and even the occasional crossword puzzle, Roy Blount Jr. covers sixty-four different subjects, all unified by his trademark humor. "Tan" is a personal essay about Blount's lifelong battle with--sometimes for and sometimes against--that elusive summer glow. "Wild Fish Ripped My Flesh" chronicles his misadventures navigating the Amazon River. And "Lit Demystified Quickly" is a tongue-in-cheek poem about larger-than-life literary figures such as James Joyce, William Faulkner, and Walt Whitman."Camels Are Easy, Comedy's Hard "is a classic compendium of the wisecracks and wisdom for which Blount is renowned.

About Roy Blount

Roy Blount Jr. is the author of twenty-three books. The first, "About Three Bricks Shy of a Load," was expanded into "About Three Bricks Shy . . . and the Load Filled Up." It is often called one of the best sports books of all time. His subsequent works have taken on a range of subjects, from "Duck Soup," to Robert E. Lee, to what cats are thinking, to how to savor New Orleans, to what it's like being married to the first woman president of the United States. Blount is a panelist on NPR's "Wait Wait . . . Don't Tell Me!," an ex-president of the Authors Guild, a usage consultant for the "American Heritage Dictionary," a New York Public Library Literary Lion, and a member of both the Fellowship of Southern Writers and the band the Rock Bottom Remainders. In 2009, Blount received the University of North Carolina's Thomas Wolfe Prize. The university cited "his voracious appetite for the way words sound and for what they really mean." "Time "places Blount "in the tradition of the great curmudgeons like H. L. Mencken and W. C. Fields." Norman Mailer has said, "Page for page, Roy Blount is as funny as anyone I've read in a long time." Garrison Keillor told the "Paris Review," "Blount is the best. He can be literate, uncouth, and soulful all in one sentence." Blount's essays, articles, stories, and verses have appeared in over one hundred and fifty publications, including the "New Yorker," the "New York Times," "Esquire," the "Atlantic," "Sports Illustrated," the "Oxford American," and "Garden

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Author : Roy Blount
Publisher : Open Road Media
Data Published : 10 September 2014
ISBN : 1480457752
EAN : 9781480457751
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 303 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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