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A beloved, bestselling classic of humorous and nostalgic Americana, reissued in a strikingly designed 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. In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash represents one of the peaks of his achievement, a compound of irony, affection, and perfect detail that speaks across generations.

In God We Trust, Shepherd's wildly witty reunion with his Indiana hometown, disproves the adage "You can never go back." Bending the ear of Flick, his childhood-buddy-turned-bartender, Shepherd recalls passionately his genuine Red Ryder BB gun, confesses adolescent failure in the arms of Junie Jo Prewitt, and relives a story of man against fish that not even Hemingway could rival. From pop art to the World's Fair, Shepherd's subjects speak with a universal irony and are deeply and unabashedly grounded in American Midwestern life, together rendering a wonderfully nostalgic impression of a more innocent era when life was good, fun was clean, and station wagons roamed the earth.

A comic genius who bridged the gap between James Thurber and David Sedaris, Shepherd may have accomplished for Holden, Indiana, what Mark Twain did for Hannibal, Missouri.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385021746
Author:
Shepherd, Jean
Publisher:
Broadway Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Form - Essays
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Humor-Anthologies
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Dolphin Books ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 1471
Publication Date:
19910431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.15x5.40x.82 in. .56 lbs.

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