Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories, and Other Disasters

Shepherd, Jean (Book - 1976)
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Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories, and Other Disasters
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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.
Authors: Shepherd, Jean
Title: Wanda Hickey's night of golden memories, and other disasters
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1976, c1971.
Characteristics: 350 p. :,ill. ;,21 cm.
Notes: "Stories originally appeared in Playboy magazine."--T.p. verso.
Local Note: 6 7 53
Alternate Title: Golden memories.
ISBN: 0385116322
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