Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories: And Other Disasters
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bookappeal - LibraryThing
Jean Shepherd's stories are undeniably funny and he's a master of vividly describing the life of a kid growing up in the Midwest in the 30s but they're best taken in small doses. Together, they can ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - raizel - LibraryThing
Jean Shepherd had a radio show on WOR in New York City every night in the early 1960s in which he talked for a half hour about life and his childhood. The stories in this book were originally ... Read full review
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