Jean Shepherd, author of "A Christmas Story", again demonstrates his broad knowledge, unusual turn of mind, and humor, in this series of programs. From monologues of tragedy in the world of children, the seemingly minor disappointment of not being chosen for a game or a team, to commentary on tall tales and Midwest humor, these shows will captivate everyone fascinated by the style of Jean Shepherd -- from subtle to bombastic -- and the mind behind the style. Eight digitally restored and remastered CDs, approximate running time six hours.
Includes liner notes with excerpts from the biography EXCELSIOR, YOU FATHEAD! The Art and Enigma of JEAN SHEPHERD by Eugene B. Bergmann.
CD 1: Choosing Up; CD 2: No Rest for the Wicked; CD 3: Straws in the Wind; CD 4: The Midwest Humor Tradition; CD 5: Ribbon Velocity; CD 6: Slob Art; CD 7: Western Spectacular; CD 8: Pomp and Circumstance