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The Ferrari in the Bedroom

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Jean Shepherd was one of America’s favorite humorists, his most notable achievement being the creation of the indefatigable Ralphie Parker and his quest for a BB gun in the holiday classic A Christmas Story. But he was so much more, a comic Garrison Keillor–like figure whose unique voice transcended the airwaves and affected a whole generation of nostalgic Americans.

The Ferrari in the Bedroom is Shepherd’s wry, affectionate look at the hang-ups and delusions of Americans in the 1970s. From his sardonic assessment of fads such as the nostalgia craze (“Thinking that the old days were good is a terrible sickness. Everything was just as bad then as it is now.”) to a modest proposal for the foundation of S.P.L.A.T. (The Society for the Prevention of the Leaving of Animal Turds), Jean Shepherd provides a generous measure of his special brand of wise and warm humor as an antidote for some of America’s more ridiculous obsessions.

About 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 on his books In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash and Wanda Hickey’s Night of Golden Memories and has become a holiday tradition on the Turner Network. He passed away in 1999.

Table of Contents

I hear America singing; or "Leaves of grass" revisited — "Straight shooters always win"... Dick Tracy — An independent survey today announced... — The man of the future may be a woman — Confessions of a TV fisherman — Harold's super service — The Rosetta Stone of American culture — One day the fog lifted — Fun City — S.P.L.A.T.! — 43 miles on the gauge — The great chicken-clawed chooser — The drive-in confessional — The Indy 500 — Lifetime guarantee — Moose area next 18 miles — Great expectations; or The war of the worlds — Little America, I love you — Abercrombie's bitch — Lillian — The Ferrari in the bedroom.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307755315
Publisher:
Broadway Books
Subject:
Humor : General
Author:
Shepherd, Jean
Author:
Jean Shepherd
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Form - Essays
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Humor-Anthologies
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20041012
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
288

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