Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories and Other Diasters

Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories and Other Diasters

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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.

Wanda Hickey's Night

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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.

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385116329
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/28/1982
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
350
Sales rank:
453,622
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.72(d)

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