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Ferrari in the Bedroom - Jean Shepherd

Ferrari in the Bedroom

Paperback Published: 19th February 1987
ISBN: 9780385237925
Number Of Pages: 269

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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.

"True genius."
--Library Journal

"Shepherd is that very rare breed, a homespun humorist cut from the same Midwestern cloth as Mark Twain and George Ade."
--Saturday Review

"[Shepherd's] descriptions of the mores of today as seen through the perspective of a robust male provide many a chuckle . . . and the wish that life were simpler and people knew what and who they are."
--Best Sellers

"[Shepherd's] appeal rests securely on the metaphor that adult life is a continuation of a boys' pickup sandlot game."

I Hear America Singing; or "Leaves of Grass" Revisitedp. 1
"Straight Shooters Always Win"p. 17
An Independent Survey Today Announced ...p. 27
The Man of the Future May Be a Womanp. 39
Confessions of a TV Fishermanp. 47
Harold's Super Servicep. 85
The Rosetta Stone of American Culturep. 97
One Day the Fog Lifted--p. 111
Fun Cityp. 121
S.P.L.A.T.!p. 133
43 Miles on the Gaugep. 147
The Great Chicken-Clawed Chooserp. 155
The Drive-In Confessionalp. 167
The Indy 500p. 177
Lifetime Guaranteep. 195
Moose Area Next 18 Milesp. 201
Great Expectations; or the War of the Worldsp. 211
Little America, I Love Youp. 227
Abercrombie's Bitchp. 239
Lillianp. 253
The Ferrari in the Bedroomp. 261
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ISBN: 9780385237925
ISBN-10: 0385237928
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 269
Published: 19th February 1987
Publisher: DOUBLEDAY & CO
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.36

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