By Jean Shepherd
Jean Shepherd was once one in every of America's favourite humorists, his so much remarkable success being the construction of the indefatigable Ralphie Parker and his quest for a BB gun within the vacation vintage A Christmas Story. yet he was once a lot more, a comic book Garrison Keillor--like determine whose designated voice transcended the airwaves and affected a complete iteration of nostalgic american citizens.
A Fistful of Fig Newtons is vintage Jean Shepherd--sidesplittingly humorous and sardonically irreverent. listed below are Shepherd's wild and wacky adventures, a dozen truer-than-life stories of school lifestyles at the G.I. invoice, of "Kidhood" in Hammond, Indiana, of tailgating at the Jersey Turnpike, and of different widespread defeats and humilations. it's a superb comedian overview of yankee life--all of them introduced in Jean Shepherd's witty, elegant, unforgettable type.
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Com. First eBook Edition: June 2004 ISBN: 978-0-759-51156-9 First Edition Contents Also by David Foster Wallace Dedication Mister Squishy The Soul is Not a Smithy Incarnations of Burned Children Another Pioneer Good Old Neon Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature Oblivion The Suffering Channel About the Author Also by David Foster Wallace The Broom of the System Girl with Curious Hair Infinite Jest A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again Brief Interviews with Hideous Men Everything and More For Karen Carlson and Karen Green MISTER SQUISHY The Focus Group was then reconvened in another of Reesemeyer Shannon Belt Advertising’s nineteenth-floor conference rooms.
B. conference room whose window faced NE, Darlene Lilley was leading twelve consumers and two UAFs into the GRDS phase of Focused Response without any structured QA or ersatz Full-Access background. Neither Schmidt nor Darlene Lilley had been told which of today’s TFGs represented the nested test’s control group, though it was pretty obvious. You had to work on the upper floors for some time before you noticed the very slight sway with which the building’s structural design accommodated winds off the lake.
Schmidt explained that this was because Reesemeyer Shannon Belt Adv. wanted to make sure to give the Focus Group a generous interval to convene together in camera and discuss their experiences and assessments of Felonies! as a group, to compare notes if you will, on their own, qua group, without any marketing researchers yammering at them or standing there observing as if they were psychological guinea pigs or something, which meant that Terry would soon be getting out of their hair and leaving them to perpend and converse in private amongst themselves, and that he wouldn’t be coming back until whatever foreman they elected pushed the large red button next to the room’s lights’ rheostat that in turn activated—the red button did—an amber light in the office down the hall, where Terry Schmidt said he would be twiddling his metaphorical thumbs waiting to come collect the hopefully univocal Group Response Data Summary packet, which the elected foreman here would be receiving ex post hasto.
A Fistful of Fig Newtons by Jean Shepherd