Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories
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Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories

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A witty and affectionate look at teenage survival in the Midwest from popular humorist Jean Shepherd.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 350 pages
  • 134.62 x 205.74 x 27.94mm | 317.51g
  • Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
  • Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0385116322
  • 9780385116329
  • 667,768

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A bestselling classic of humorous and nostalgic Americana, reissued in a strikingly designed trade paperback edition. Before Garrison Keillor and Spalding Gray there was Jean Shepherd: a master monologist and writer who spun the materials of his all-American childhood into immensely resonant--and utterly hilarious--works of comic art. Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories is a universal (and achingly funny) orchestration of Midwestern puberty rites, from the gut-wrenching playground antics of one Delbert Bumpus, to the supernal glow surrounding unapproachable high school beauty Daphne Bigelow, to the memorable disaster that was Shepherd's (and everyone else's) junior prom. A comic genius who bridges the gap between James Thurber and David Sedaris, Shepherd may have accomplished for Holden, Indiana, what Mark Twain did for Hannibal, Missouri.show more

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"Shepherd has a fine eye for absurdity, for the madness and idiocy in all of us." --Best Sellersshow more

About Jean Shepherd

For many years a cult radio and cabaret personality in New York City, Jean Shepherd was the creator of the popular film A Christmas Story, which is based in part on this book and has become a holiday tradition on the Turner Network. He died in October 1999 near his home on Sanibel Island, Florida.show more

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