The previous post contained a proposed cover for a book of Shep’s travels. I continue with more of the book’s “front matter.” You’ll note that some “Chapters” contain various parts–each part is a separate, extended travel narrative.
by the same author
SHEP’S ARMY: BUMMERS, BLISTERS, AND BOONDDOGGLES (2013, Editor, Introduction)
EXCELSIOR, YOU FATHEAD! THE ART AND ENIGMA OF JEAN SHEPHERD (2005, Author)
For all those who listened, recorded, and distributed
Jean Shepherd’s travel narratives so that we may follow him.
“I have traveled around the world a couple of times and I’ve been many places. I’ve been to the regular places that the usual American tours. To me the tourist is on a very different kind of journey than a traveler is on. A traveler is usually an ex-tourist. There’s a big difference between the two though. He is not going after the same thing….After having traveled for a couple of years, I became a traveler. I found myself looking at a country with a knowledgeable eye.” –Jean Shepherd
Traveling With Jean Parker Shepherd, Adventurer
[Table of Continents]
CHAPTER 1. March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, August 28, 1963
CHAPTER 2. Maine Deciding to be Beautiful
CHAPTER 3. The Middle East
a) Trouble in Beirut
b) The Negev Desert
c) Tel Aviv
d) Beersheba and The Desert Inn
e) The Bedouin’s Tent
f) Bedouin Bazaar Visions
g) Skin-diving in the Red Sea
CHAPTER 4. John, Paul, George, Ringo, and Shep
CHAPTER 5. Irish Blood in Me
CHAPTER 6. The Last Time I Saw Paris: French Farce, Le Drugstore, Riot
CHAPTER 7. Around the World with Shep
a) And Here’s How it Happened
b) Tehran and Tokyo
c) Bangkok and Tokyo
d) Tokyo: I Really Came Here For Serenity and Peace and Koto Music
CHAPTER 8. Australia
a) Sharks and Martinis
b) ANZAC Day
CHAPTER 9. Amazon and the Headhunters
a) Hey, Shep, How’d You Like to Go to Peru?
b) Don’t Go, It’s Dangerous!
c) I’m Going!
d) One of the Truly Great Experiences of My Life
e) I Guess I Came Back Changed
f) We Have Never Seen This Kind of White Man
CHAPTER 10. Nigeria
a) A Peculiar Kind of Flavor
b) Nothing Works Like at Home.
c) You are Enrolling, Please, for How Long, Sir?
d) How are You, Sir? How? Hi, hi, hi, Sir.
e) In a Year or Two He was Right in the Same Boat With the Rest of Us, You Know
f) No Matter What I do, I am an American
CHAPTER 11. Sailing the Windward Islands
b) Pig Roast
CHAPTER 12. Maine is a Foreign Country
CHAPTER 13. Travel Homilies of a Nomadic American
Sources of the Audios