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Rick Ludwig
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Joined: November 17, 2000
Shep fan since: 1965
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 295
Michael Coyle
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Joined: October 08, 2001
Shep fan since: 1963
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 705
Georgia Downer
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Joined: April 19, 2010
Shep fan since: 1992
Discovered Shep:
Read one of his books
Guest No: 2892
Comments:
Born & raised in south Jersey, I heard listened to Shep while he was in Philly. Great loss when he passed. When A Christmas Story went to VHS, I watched it twice a night for 29 days straight, while my husband worked second shift at work. I could recite great blocks of dialoge from memory afterwards. ;-)
Linc Abney
Mandeville, Louisiana
Joined: June 24, 2003
Shep fan since: 1972
Discovered Shep:
Read his Playboy short stories
Guest No: 995
Comments:
"Who in Hell is Jean Shepherd"? That is the question I asked myself when I came across a story written by Shep while sitting one evening in my hootch in Viet Nam in '72. I was bushed from the day's work. I don't remember the issue of PB, but I recall diving into the story and not coming up for a breath until I finished. I WAS HOOKED! I found every PB I could and searched for articles by Shep. Where had he been? No, where in Hell had I been not to have heard of him? I think that I finally found and read most of the articles, but I don't really know. In time how suprised and delighted I was to find him on PBS one evening. So that's what he looks like! I can't say how warmed my heart was. I've seen most of his PBS and commercial TV stuff and several months ago I bought every book I could find containing his short stories. I ripped through them like Shamou the Killer Whale through a school of herring. I read them after having found that Jean left us in '99. Damn! I wish I could have heard him on the radio at an impressionable age. I could have avoided a life of prison, debauchery, idleness, and graduate school (one of those is correct!). Thanks for the site, Jim. Thank you, Jean.
Ford Lensing
Monroe, Louisiana
Joined: December 04, 2003
Shep fan since: 1985
Discovered Shep:
Saw One of His Movies
Guest No: 1109
Comments:
Great storyteller of mid-20th century Americana
Bob Rivard
New Orleans, Louisiana
Joined: October 25, 2000
Shep fan since: 1963
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 271
Mike Rocks
New Orleans, Louisiana
Joined: February 26, 2001
Shep fan since: 1969
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 470
Leslie Cuyler
New Orleans, Louisiana
Joined: December 13, 2003
Shep fan since: 1964
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1136
Comments:
My husband would not miss a show. That's how i got to know him. In 1964 we only had a radio and little else, but he would make us feel rich with the laughter we had. My children see the movie and the first thing out of their mouth is "YOU'LL SHOOT YOUR EYE'S OUT" They are married with their own children and still watch the movie. he will be sadly missed!!!
Kevin Daley
New Orleans, Louisiana
Joined: November 28, 2004
Shep fan since: 1964
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1359
Comments:
My boss recently made a comment about "Missing the train" at a railroad crossing and immediately, "The Bear Missed the Train" popped into my head, after all these years. I really didn't know how to explain who "Shep" was to her and spending late nights with my little transistor radio under the pillow listening to his stories as a child. One co-worker suggested that he was some kind of sadistic horror story teller?!?!? They really didn't get it, having been deprived of the privilege of growing up listening to his show. I like the Mark Twain comparison. I'll have to remember that. Flick lives!
Tom Henehan
New Orleans, Louisiana
Joined: December 25, 2008
Shep fan since: 1963
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 2816
Comments:
I'm not sure of the year when I first became aware of Jean Shepherd. I was a kid in Plainfield New Jersey and listened to his mightly show on WOR almost every weeknight for years, all though high school and maybe earier, too. I suppose I may had a chance or two to see Shep in person, maybe at Rutgers, but never did. I wish now that I had, but some folks tell me that he was never as good in person as on the radio, anyway, so maybne it's best that I remember him from those broadcasts. When friends, family, my kids, etc., rave about the Christms Story movie, I try to explain that there was even more, much more, to Shep's humor and wisdom, but it's awfully hard to explain.