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A fistful of fig newtons

Author: Jean Shepherd
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1983, ©1981.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Doubleday Dolphin 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 Tumpike, infuriating infants, and other everyday catastrophes, defeats, and humiliations that are the familiar fate of Americans everywhere.
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Genre/Form: Humor
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Shepherd
ISBN: 0385188439 : 9780385188432
OCLC Number: 10216755
Notes: Previously published: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1981.
"A Doubleday Dolphin Book."
Description: xii, 265 pages : illustrations ; 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 ; illustrated by the author.

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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 Tumpike, infuriating infants, and other everyday catastrophes, defeats, and humiliations that are the familiar fate of Americans everywhere.

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