Main Site Banner
About Shep Database Shep Music Timeline ACS Excelsior Excelsior Wanted Flag
Shep in writing

Books By Shep


T.S. Mac - The Secret Mission of the Blue-Assed Buzzard (Unreleased)


Jean Shepherd Rumored
Rumored to be Doubleday


Copyright: Never Published

This was rumored three times in playboy magazine. First in September 1967, then December 1967, and again in May 1971. It was to be published in 1972 by Doubleday. An early version of thetitle indicates that the book being 'a sequel to IGWT' may have become the published "Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories. . ." and the title morphed into his unpublished army stories. FDU Live Show - March 18, 1969 - The FDU Metropolitan of March 26, 1969 stated: "Jean Shepherd is a man of a thousand different stories. His latest hook. T. S. MACK-THE SAGA OF A WELCH POET, is ready to go to press as a sequel to IN GOD WE TRUST, EVERYBODY ELSE PAYS CASH, and promises to be as unpredictable and amusing as the original." He mentioned the book at his appearance at Newark College of Engineering in 1968. 3-28-70 Overseas Press Club Conference Q "When does T.S. Mac come out?" A "The title has been changed and it will be out this fall." 4-15-70 WRUC FM interview Next book coming out late in the fall, around November. It is not "T.S. Mac". It has been retitled. Many of the stories have appeared in Playboy. 12-19-1976 New York Times review of "Phontom of the Open Hearth" - "His latest novel, "The Secret Mission of the Blue Assed Buzzard,' about his Army career, is due in January." Two probable chapters which first appeared in Playboy are: Playboy Sept 1967 - "The Secret Mission of the Blue-Assed Buzzard" Playboy May 1971 "The Unforgettable Exhibition Game of the Giants versus the Dodgers, Tropical Bush league"
Where Shep Made Reference To This Subject:
Links to Further Information:
• 3-28-70 Overseas Press Club Conference
• 4-15-70 WRUC FM interview
• Playboy Sept 1967
• Playboy May 1971