Shep's Army

Bummers, Blisters, & Boondoggles

By Jean Shepherd; Eugene B. Bergmann (Editor); Keith Olbermann (Foreword by)
(Opus Books, Paperback, 9781623160128, 232pp.)

Publication Date: July 2013

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Fearless in his uncombativeness, Shepherd manfully fought his dearth of frontline duty with the weapons he wielded unmatched by even the most decorated dogface: rapid-fire griping and explosive laughter. Shepherd's quirky individuality was portrayed for posterity by Jason Robards in the play and film, "A Thousand Clowns," written by Shep's close pal, Herb Gardner.

Saturday, Aug 24, 2013

Humorist and late-night radio voice Jean Shepherd spent time in the U.S. Army during World War II. He never made it overseas, but the stories he mined from that experience have now been collected in a new volume, Shep's Army. More at

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