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The Ferrari in the Bedroom

(1972)
A collection of stories by

 
 
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.

Genre: General Fiction

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June 2004 : USA Hardback

Title: The Ferrari In The Bedroom
Author(s): Jean Shepherd
ISBN: 1-57490-617-8 / 978-1-57490-617-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thomas t Beeler
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Title: The Ferrari in the bedroom
Author(s): Jean Shepherd
ISBN: 0-396-06660-7 / 978-0-396-06660-6 (USA edition)
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March 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Ferrari in the Bedroom (Wheeler Softcover)
Author(s): Jean Shepherd
ISBN: 1-59722-180-5 / 978-1-59722-180-1 (USA edition)
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December 1986 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Ferrari in the Bedroom
Author(s): Jean Shepherd
ISBN: 0-385-23792-8 / 978-0-385-23792-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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June 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Ferrari in the Bedroom
Author(s): Jean Shepherd
Publisher: Broadway Books
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