Have You Ever Asked Yourself, Am I Southern If Not Geographically, Then Deep Down, At Heart Or, If I Am Not Southern Myself, Do I Know People Who Are Southern, Whom I Misunderstand Is There Some Authority I Should Consult Crackers Without This Book, You Will Just Flail Around In The Shallows Of Southernity, With Nothing Solid To Hold Onto Roy Blount Jr Puts You In Touch With Possums, Heterosexist Dancing, People Named Junior, A Two Headed Four Armed Three Legged Gospel Singing Man, Your Feelings About The Carter Administration These Specifics Take You Out Into The DepthsAs A Character In Crackers Puts It, I Don T Read Books About The South, But I Read Southern Books Hoooo, People Stealing One Another S Wooden Legs, Setting Fires, Making Tarbabies Out Of One Another Crackers Is A Southern Book I recently reread this early book by one of my favorite humor writers, and enjoyed it much this time around than I did when I first read it years ago It originally appeared during Jimmy Carter s presidency, and can seen as Blount s attempt to explain the South, Jimmy Carter, and Billy Carter to the rest of the country It s somewhat dated at this point we ve come a long way in terms of race and prejudice against Southerners since the 1970 s but Blount s insights and story telling ability make it still worth reading. Funny and Crazy If you want to laugh, this is one thing which WILL make you laugh
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 m
- 324 pages
- Crackers (Brown Thrasher Books)
- Roy Blount Jr.
- 17 March 2019 Roy Blount Jr.