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“A distinct delight . . . Like a cook over a large stew pot, he loves stirring up a mess of words, swirling them this way and that, taking some out, putting some in, and then pouring his concoctions out in savory servings.”

Wall Street Journal

“An expert like Roy Blount Jr., as the old borscht belt masters might say, knows from rhythm and melody. His prose can sing in deft comic riffs . . . in a music that earns the reader’s laughter, salted with envy of of the feast.”

Robert Pinsky, New York Times

” . . . a classic American humorist . . . Blount shows he is a master at blending folksy humor with word play and etymological analysis. . . Imagine a collaboration between Normal [I think means Norman] Rockwell, Groucho Marx and Daniel [I think means Noah] Webster.”

Kirkus Reviews

“Writers and readers will love this book”


“Blount doesn’t just love English — he luuurves it. And Alphabetter Juice is a bighearted, zesty love letter to that passion.”

Adam Woog, Seattle Times

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