A Fistful of Fig Newtons
From the wild and wacky world of favorite funnyman Jean Shepherd, a dozen truer-than-life tales of tailgating on the Jersey Tumpike, infuriating infants, and other everyday catastrophes, defeats, and humiliations that are the familiar fate of Americans everywhere.
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. A Fistful of Fig Newtons is classic Jean Shepherd—sidesplittingly funny and sardonically irreverent. It is a brilliant comic assessment of American life—all of them delivered in Jean Shepherd’s witty, classy, unforgettable style.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - tgraettinger - LibraryThing
Shepard is such a great storyteller. This collection is one you could easily read again and again. I found myself having to stop and jot down great turns of phrase. Most memorable for me was the story ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - fuzzy_patters - LibraryThing
A Fistful of Fig Newtons is another collection of short stories about the life and times of Jean Sheppard. Sheppard is also the author of In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash and Wand Hickey's Nigh of ... Read full review
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