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Jean Shepherd's jaded journey home to Indiana

Get in the car, Mr. Shepherd. We're going home to Hammond. "What in God's name for?" he expostulates, squinting against the sunlight reflecting from hundreds of chrome bumpers in a Northwest Side parking lot. He proceeds to say, with less delicate phraseology, that he thinks Hammond is the armpit of the Western world. "Why would anyone want to go there?'' . . .


Copyright: 1982 - Chicago Tribune