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A Christmas Story

The movie A Christmas Story was based on the book In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash.

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Movie details for A Christmas Story

The movie was released in 1983. A Christmas Story was produced by Warner Home Video. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

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2 DVD set. Disc 1- The Movie Disc 2- 20th Anniversary Extras. Also comes w/ a mini Ralphie bobblehead collectible.
2 DVD set. Disc 1- The Movie Disc 2- 20th Anniversary Extras. Also comes w/ a mini Ralphie bobblehead collectible.

Book details for In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash

In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash was written by Jean Shepherd. The book was published in 1966 by Main Street Books. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

 

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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-Ame... Read More
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.