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Roy Blount Jr.

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"When I was growing up in Georgia," Roy Blount Jr. writes in his new book, "we ate till we got tired."

The author, humorist and regular on NPR's "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me" and "A Prairie Home Companion," draws on a lifetime of eating for his book "Save Room For Pie: Food Songs and Chewy Ruminations." The collection of essays, poems and songs covers everything from Southern hospitality, the proper appreciation of a good steak, to adjusting to – and pushing back on – nutritional concerns.