In yesterday's post, I noted how I had purchased Jean Shepherd's books In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash and A Christmas Story during 2014.
I thought I would explain a little bit about the latter.
You see, Shepherd did not produce a book to coincide with the release of the 1983 movie - A Christmas Story.
The film is based on a number of short stories collected from In God We Trust. In 2003, the stories that are used in the movie were extracted from In God We Trust and placed into its own anthology to represent a true book of the film.
I think it is a cool idea to compile the stories from the movie into its own book, but if you're looking for the true work - then it really has to be the original.