Jean Shepherd


Born
in Chigaco, Illinois, The United States
July 26, 1921

Died
October 16, 1999

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Was an American raconteur, radio and TV personality, writer and actor who was often referred to by the nickname Shep. With a career that spanned decades, Shepherd is best known to modern audiences for the film A Christmas Story (1983), which he narrated and co-scripted, based on his own semi-autobiographical stories.

Average rating: 4.02 · 9,617 ratings · 1,140 reviews · 30 distinct worksSimilar authors
A Christmas Story

4.08 avg rating — 4,168 ratings — published 1983 — 15 editions
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In God We Trust: All Others...

3.90 avg rating — 3,516 ratings — published 1966 — 11 editions
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Wanda Hickey's Night of Gol...

4.25 avg rating — 1,115 ratings — published 1971 — 6 editions
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A Fistful of Fig Newtons

4.01 avg rating — 449 ratings — published 1981 — 9 editions
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The Ferrari in the Bedroom

3.83 avg rating — 200 ratings — published 1972 — 7 editions
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Shep's Army: Bummers, Blist...

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3.55 avg rating — 67 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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Life Is

3.80 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 2007 — 3 editions
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The Phantom of the Open Hea...

4.40 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 1978
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County Fair!

3.86 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1990
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Pomp and Circumstance

3.50 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2008
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“The reality of what we really are is often times found in the small snips, way down at the bottom of things.”
Jean Shepherd

“I had woven a tapestry of obscenity that as far as I know is still hanging in space over Lake Michigan. ”
Jean Shepherd, A Christmas Story

“Semicolon, you dolt!”
Jean Shepherd, A Christmas Story

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The 12 Best Christmas Book to Movie Adaptations of All Time

Who doesn't enjoy a Christmas movie? Some of our favourites began as literary classics. Below are The 12 Best Christmas Book to Movie Adaptations of All Time according to Book Hub, what is your favourite movie? Vote and comment below

 
  3 votes, 25.0%

 
  3 votes, 25.0%

The Polar Express (2004)
The Polar Express
Chris Van Allsburg
 
  2 votes, 16.7%

 
  2 votes, 16.7%

The Snowman (1982)
The Snowman
Raymond Briggs
 
  1 vote, 8.3%

 
  1 vote, 8.3%

Miracle of 34th Street (1947)
Miracle on 34th Street
Valentine Davies
 
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Christmas With The Kranks (2204)
Skipping Christmas
John Grisham
 
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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
C.S. Lewis
 
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