A regular on NPR’s news and comedy quiz show Wait Wait . . . Don’t Tell Me, writer ROY BLOUNT is the uninformed liberal’s worst nightmare. He was born in the South, has left-leaning beliefs, now lives in the Northeast, and finds it extremely irksome when Yankees assume anyone based below the Mason-Dixon line is a simpleton who voted for Dubya. Blount’s wry satire gives our old love Andy Rooney a bit of friendly sardonic competition in Long Time Leaving: Dispatches from Up South. Topics range from music to race relations to food — but, for your own safety, we recommend against asking Blount what grits are during the Q&A portion of his reading and signing at the First Unitarian Church, 3 Church St, Cambridge | 7:30 pm | $5 | 617.495.2727.
Damn Yankees: Blount