Our best-laid plans will yield to fate.
And we are going to say, “We lived. We ate.”
Roy Blount Jr. is one in all America’s such a lot adored comedian writers. He’s been in comparison to Mark Twain and James Thurber, and his books were known as every thing from “a murals” (Robert W. Creamer, The long island TimesBook Review) to “a booklet to learn until it falls aside” (Newsweek). Now, in Save Room for Pie, he applies his much-praised wit and grace to a wealthy and primary subject: food.
As a lifelong eater, Blount consistently acquired alongside effortless with food―he didn’t need to imagine, he simply ate. yet nutrition doesn’t exist in a vacuum; there’s the worldwide weather and the worldwide economic climate to think about, let alone Blount’s continual sinusitis, which constricts his feel of scent, and for that reason his flavor buds. So whereas he’s continuously frowned on consuming with an ulterior intent, instances have replaced. Save Room for Pie grapples with those and different food-related questions in Blount’s signature sort. the following you’ll locate energetic meditations on every little thing from bacon froth to grapefruit, Kobe red meat to biscuits. You’ll additionally locate defenses of gizzards, mullet, okra, cane syrup, watermelon, and boiled peanuts; an imagined discussion among Adam and Eve within the backyard of Eden; enter from Louis Armstrong, Frederick Douglass, and Blaze Starr; and naturally a few shampooed possums and carjacking turkeys.
In poems and songs, limericks and pretend (or occasionally real) information tales, Blount talks approximately nutrition in dazzling and cutting edge methods, with the entire wit and verve that triggered Garrison Keillor, in The Paris Review, to claim: “Blount is the easiest. He could be literate, uncouth, and soulful multi functional sentence.”
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