Be Sweet: a Conditional Love Story
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- Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group
- ISBN: 9780375403248
- ISBN10: 0375403248
This Georgia boy turned New York wit -- this lover of baseball and interesting women, this bumbling adventurer, literary lion, salty-limerick virtuoso, and impassioned father-descends into the past and his psyche (also down underwater and all the way to China) for the answers to three riddles that have haunted him intimately:
The riddle of "the family curse". The riddle of what makes him (or anyone) a humorist. The riddle of what so cruelly tangled his unseverable bond with the beguiling, beaten orphan girl who became the impossible mother who raised him to Be Sweet.
Roy Blount's memoir is sardonic and sentimental, funny and greiving, brazen and bashful, tough and tender -- sometimes by turns and sometimes all at once. Almost harshly honest, yet sportively wayward, Be Sweet resonates with the complex but bouncy chords of a whole man's singing, clinkers and all.