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In God We Trust

All Others Pay Cash

By Jean Shepherd

A beloved, bestselling classic of humorous and nostalgic Americana, reissued in a strikingly designed paperback edition.

Before Garrison Keillor and Spalding Gray there was Jean Shepherd: a master monologist and writer who spun the materials of his all-American childhood into immensely resonant--and utterly hilarious--works of comic art. In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash represents one of the peaks of his achievement, a compound of irony, affection, and perfect detail that speaks across generations.

In God We Trust, Shepherd's wildly witty reunion with his Indiana hometown, disproves the adage "You can never go back." Bending the ear of Flick, his childhood-buddy-turned-bartender, Shepherd recalls passionately his genuine Red Ryder BB gun, confesses adolescent failure in the arms of Junie Jo Prewitt, and relives a story of man against fish that not even Hemingway could rival. From pop art to the World's Fair, Shepherd's subjects speak with a universal irony and are deeply and unabashedly grounded in American Midwestern life, together rendering a wonderfully nostalgic impression of a more innocent era when life was good, fun was clean, and station wagons roamed the earth.

A comic genius who bridged the gap between James Thurber and David Sedaris, Shepherd may have accomplished for Holden, Indiana, what Mark Twain did for Hannibal, Missouri.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Book

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Publish Date

1972

ISBN

0385021747


Format: Book
Author: Shepherd, Jean
Title: In God we trust : all others pay cash / Jean Shepherd.
Publisher Date: Garden City, N. Y. : Doubleday, 1972, c1966.
Isbn: 0385021747
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: F Shepherd
Oclc: 2460794
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Bib Id: 11013

Format: Book
Author: Shepherd, Jean
Title: In God we trust : all others pay cash / Jean Shepherd.
Publisher, Date: Garden City, N. Y. : Doubleday, 1972, c1966.
Description: 264 p. ; 21 cm.
Series: A Dolphin book, C486
LCCN: 64019321
ISBN: 0385021747
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: F Shepherd