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Jean Shepherd wrote 6 books, but did Introductions and Forwards for many others. 5 of the 6 books were collections of his short stories which had previously appeared mostly in Playboy and Car and Driver Magazine. "Phantom of the Open Hearth" was based on his movie of the same name which was also based on many of his short stories. The last book, "A Christmas Story" contains 5 short stories which were used in the movie and originally were published in "In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash" and "Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories and Other Disasters". Contrary to what it appears to be, the book is not a transcript of the screenplay or even close. It is merely a reprint of the short stories in their original printed form.
There have been many references to upcoming books by both Shep and others.
One was called "Pretty Rubies in the Air" and is referenced at the bottom of the WRTI Article. I don't know if it was a misprint or a project that was dropped.
In the October 1960 issue of Metronome Shep wrote a short story called "Old Man Oshenschlager." At the end of the piece the editor made the following note: "Old Man Oshenschlager" is from Shepherd's forthcoming book, "Bubbles in the Air." That book never evolved either
Another was T. S., Mac / The Secret Mission of the Blue-Assed Buzzard rumored in Playboy to be about the Army.
Books Written By Shep
Photo I, Libertine

by: Frederick Ewing

September 13, 1956 - New York, Ballantine Books

Photo In God We Trust - All Others Pay Cash

by: Jean Shepherd

October 1966 - Doubleday

Photo Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories and Other Disasters

by: Jean Shepherd

September 1, 1971 - Doubleday

Photo The Ferrari in the Bedroom

by: Jean Shepherd

1972 - Dodd, Mead

Photo Phantom of the Open Hearth

by: Jean Shepherd

1978 -

Photo A Fistful of Fig Newtons

by: Jean Shepherd

1981 - Doubleday

Photo A Christmas Story

by: Jean Shepherd

October 2003 - Broadway Books

Photo Audio Book version of "A Christmas Story"

by:

October 26, 2004 -

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

by: Jean Shepherd

Rumored - Rumored to be Doubleday

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