Ever since I began seriously delving into the art and enigma of Jean Shepherd, I’ve been especially interested in his art/style of word usage. In fact, for my first book, I had included in the Chapter 10 HURLING INVECTIVES Words, all his sayings. But they were edited out–not by me– and put in back as Appendix C SHEPHERDISMS. Who looks at appendixes anyway? I feel that removing most of the words and phrases from the Word chapter, weakens it–but, as they say in so many human constituencies as well as boondocks, one has to pick one’s battles.
At some point way back in the early days of getting that first book published, for whatever reason–maybe I just found myself with a few odd moments to spare and wanted to put together a compound word/graphic. I’d be happy with any suggestions for better definitions and for other words and phrases.
The final form for this graphic, fitting on an 8 1/2 X 11″ sheet,
is folded so that it is only the length and width of one box,
with the book cover image on top.
By clicking on and enlarging this image and then printing it,
one should be able to replicate my original format.
Excelsior, you fathead!