The Ferrari In The Bedroom

The Ferrari In The Bedroom

  • Publish Date: 1972-05-23
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Jean Shepherd
Dodd, Mead
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Jean Shepherd was one of Americas 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 Keillorlike figure whose unique voice transcended the airwaves and affected a whole generation of nostalgic Americans.
The Ferrari in the Bedroom is Shepherds 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 Americas more ridiculous obsessions.

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