Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories: And Other Disasters (Paperback)
 
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Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories: And Other Disasters (Paperback)

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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......more

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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.

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.

Author:
Shepherd, Jean
Genre:
FICTION / Humorous
Audience:
College/higher education
Edition Detail:
Reissue
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Publisher:
Broadway Books
Publish Date:
04/01/1991
ISBN:
9780385116329
Height:
8.75 in
Wdth:
5.5 in
Thickness:
1.0 in
Unit weight:
0.75 lb
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