Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories
And Other Disasters
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ISBN10: 0385116322 ISBN13: 9780385116329 Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub (T) Published: Apr 1 1991 Weight: 0.75lbs. Height: 8.75" Width: 5.50" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
A bestselling classic of humorous and nostalgic Americana and the basis of the movie A Christmas Story. 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.