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

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

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by Jean Shepherd
     
 

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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.

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Overview

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.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307575364
Publisher:
Crown/Archetype
Publication date:
05/12/2010
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
457,176
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

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.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories and Other Diasters 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm a sheppard fan, and enjoyed this book very much.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jean Shepherd's mock memoir of all-American teenage and childhood angst crosses generational boundaries as it touches on common themes we all know well - from schoolboy crushes to neighborhood bullies to frugal parents. It's rich in details, from the scent of Lifebuoy soap to the chugging engine sounds of the family Oldsmobile, and packed with homespun humor.
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Loved it back in the 60s Playboy. Gene was a master of nostalgia. Miss his humour.
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