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 · 8,702 ratings · 1,032 reviews · 30 distinct worksSimilar authors
A Christmas Story

4.08 avg rating — 3,729 ratings — published 1983 — 16 editions
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In God We Trust: All Others...

3.92 avg rating — 3,181 ratings — published 1966 — 10 editions
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Wanda Hickey's Night of Gol...

4.25 avg rating — 1,045 ratings — published 1971 — 6 editions
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A Fistful of Fig Newtons

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 417 ratings — published 1981 — 9 editions
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The Ferrari in the Bedroom

3.83 avg rating — 184 ratings — published 1972 — 7 editions
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Shep's Army: Bummers, Blist...

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3.61 avg rating — 56 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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Life Is

3.72 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 2007 — 3 editions
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The Phantom of the Open Hea...

4.44 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1978
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County Fair!

3.86 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1990
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Ticket to Ride

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 5 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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