Objects & Places from A Fistful of Fig Newtons

Jean Shepherd
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The Lincoln Tunnel

The entire story chronicles the thoughts and memories that pass through the narrator's mind as he is stranded in traffic here between New York and New Jersey.

Fig Newtons

While the narrator is in college, he tries to sneak this snack which turns into a dorm party of four men, ultimately leading to a laxative-eating contest.


These taste like chocolate bon-bons but they go off like hand grenades in the intestines.

The Margate Elephant

This is a giant wooden animal constructed on a New Jersey beach.

New Jersey

This is the light at the end of the tunnel and the home of the narrator as an adult.


The narrator has fond memories of his childhood home in this state.

Camp Nobba-WaWa-Nockee

The narrator goes to this location in the woods of Michigan for his first summer adventure experience.

Chipmunk Caps

These are first-year...

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