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Christmas Story (Hardcover) (Jean Shepherd)

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A beloved, bestselling classic of humorous and nostalgic Americana--the book that inspired the equally classic Yuletide film and the live musical on Fox.

The holiday film A Christmas Story, first released in 1983, has become a bona fide Christmas perennial, gaining in stature and fame with each succeeding year. Its affectionate, wacky, and wryly realistic portrayal of an American family's typical Christmas joys and travails in small-town Depression-era Indiana has entered our imagination and our hearts with a force equal to It's a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street.

This edition of A Christmas Story gathers together in one hilarious volume the gems of autobiographical humor that Jean Shepherd drew upon to create this enduring film. Here is young Ralphie Parker's shocking discovery that his decoder ring is really a device to promote Ovaltine; his mother and father's pitched battle over the fate of a lascivious leg lamp; the unleashed and unnerving savagery of Ralphie's duel in the show with the odious bullies Scut Farkas and Grover Dill; and, most crucially, Ralphie's unstoppable campaign to get Santa--or anyone else--to give him a Red Ryder carbine action 200-shot range model air rifle. Who cares that the whole adult world is telling him, "You'll shoot your eye out, kid"?

The pieces that comprise A Christmas Story, previously published in the larger collections In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash and Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories, coalesce in a magical fashion to become an irresistible piece of Americana, quite the equal of the film in its ability to warm the heart and tickle the funny bone.



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For many years a cult radio and cabaret personality in New York City, JEAN SHEPHERD was the creator of the popular film A Christmas Story, which is based on his novels In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash and Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories, and which has become a holiday tradition on the Turner Network. Jean Shepherd passed away in 1999.
Dimensions (Overall): 7.8 Inches (H) x 5.3 Inches (W) x .65 Inches (D)
Weight: .5 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 131
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Humorous Fiction
Publisher: Random House Inc
Format: Hardcover
Author: Jean Shepherd
Language: English
Street Date: October 1, 2003
TCIN: 11812291
UPC: 9780767916226
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-0212
Origin: Made in the USA
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Estimated ship dimensions: 5.2 inches length x 0.6 inches width x 7.8 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1 pounds
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4.7 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

Great Book

4 out of 5 stars
Emmybird - 3 years ago
This pulled me in immediately. If you love the movie A Christmas Story, then check this out. I loved all the extra details!
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A Christmas Story

5 out of 5 stars
Zink - 13 years ago
This made the perfect Christmas present for my dad who loves the movie. I bought it because it was easy enough to fit in my carry-on luggage.
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