The Ferrari in the Bedroom

The Ferrari in the Bedroom

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Jean Shepherd was one of Americaa€™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 Keillora€“like figure whose unique voice transcended the airwaves and affected a whole generation of nostalgic Americans. The Ferrari in the Bedroom is Shepherda€™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 (a€œThinking that the old days were good is a terrible sickness. Everything was just as bad then as it is now.a€) 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 Americaa€™s more ridiculous obsessions.An Englishman is never happier than when he is spending dreamy endless hours under his Austin A90, a family heirloom, surrounded by spanners and parts manuals. On the other hand, Italian machines are designed mainly for running downanbsp;...

Title:The Ferrari in the Bedroom
Author: Jean Shepherd
Publisher:Broadway Books - 2010-06-16

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