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A fistful of fig newtons

Author: Jean Shepherd
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1981.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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From the wild and wacky world of a favorite funnyman, a dozen truer-than-life tales of tailgating on the Jersey Turnpike, infuriating infants, and other everyday catastrophes, defeats, and humiliations that are the familiar fate of Americans everywhere.
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Humorous fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Shepherd
ISBN: 0385175035 9780385175036
OCLC Number: 7553169
Description: xii, 265 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: A fistful of fig newtons, or The shootout in room 303 --
The light at the end of the tunnel --
The mole people battle the forces of darkness --
Marcel Proust meets the New Jersey tailgater, and survives --
The marathon run of Lonesome Ernie, the Arkansas Traveler --
Sociology 101 (Hip Division) --
Lemons on the grass, alas --
The lost civilization of Deli --
The whole fun catalog of 1929 --
Lost at C --
Ellsworth Leggett and the great ice cream war --
The Barbi doll celebrates New Year's.
Responsibility: by Jean Shepherd.

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From the wild and wacky world of a favorite funnyman, a dozen truer-than-life tales of tailgating on the Jersey Turnpike, infuriating infants, and other everyday catastrophes, defeats, and humiliations that are the familiar fate of Americans everywhere.

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