Roy Blount Jr. 's twenty-fourth book, Save Room For Pie, will be out in March 2016. His other books include Alphabetter Juice or The Joy of Text, Long Time Leaving, and Be Sweet, A Conditional Love Story. His first book, About Three Bricks Shy of a Load, was about a year spent hanging with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He is a frequent panelist on NPR's Wait, Wait . . . Don't Tell Me and a member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers. He spent seven years on the staff of Sports Illustrated and is now a Senior Contributing Writer to the magazine.