Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories and Other Diasters [NOOK Book]

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.

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Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories and Other Diasters

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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.

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

  • ISBN-13: 9780307575364
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 5/12/2010
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 297,552
  • 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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2012

    Typical Jean Sheppard. Was very enjoyable.

    I'm a sheppard fan, and enjoyed this book very much.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2006

    All-American teenage and childhood angst

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2013

    Loved it back in the 60s Playboy. Gene was a master of nostalgi

    Loved it back in the 60s Playboy. Gene was a master of nostalgia. Miss his humour.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2013

    Memory & Others (Bios)

    Name: Memory ~~~ Gender: male ~~~ Rank: alpha male ~~~ Looks: large white wolf with silvery gray tip of tail, back, top of head, and part of his flanks. He has silver eyes. ~~~ Mate: Luna ~~~ Pups: many (sorry I forgot a lot of names since I was grounded) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Name: Gopan ~~~ Gender: male ~~~ Rank: packwolf ~~~ Looks: smsller brown, gray, and white timberwolf with bright green eyes and a black patch of fur over one eye. ~~~ Mate: none.... ~~~ Crush: not really ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Name: Moonlight ~~~ Gender: female ~~~ Rank: head healer ~~~ Looks: pure white she-wolf with deep blue eyes. Looks alot like her mother, Luna ~~~ Mate: none ~~~ Crush: nope ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Name: Asio ~~~ Gender: male ~~~ Rank: lone wolf ~~~ Looks: large black wolf with silver tipped fur and amber eyes ~~~ Mate: she left him for someone else.... ~~~ Crush: none as of now.... ~~~ Note: Asio hates his brother Memory and is out to kill him. So yeah watch out. He wants to ruin the pack too.... ~~~~~~~~~~~

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