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ANDY'S NEW CAR

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prologue

1 THE STRANGER

2 THE LICENSE

3 CONSCIENCE

4 THE HUNTER

5 MOTHER ANDY

6 FAWNIE

7 THE NURSEMAID KNIGHT

8 THE LONG NIGHT

9 LOVE BLOSSOMS

10 THE CONFRONTATION

11 SLEEP


PART TWO

12 THE SET-UP

13 TRIAL BY FIRE

14 BROTHER TALK

15 THE RUMOR MILL

16 THE DREAMER

17 FOOLS RUSH IN

18 SARAH'S GARDEN

19 PORK BELLIES

20 GOOD-BYE FAWNIE

21 THE BARN RAISING

22 THE GETAWAY

23 ANDY'S NEW CAR

epilogue

 

Author's Comments

Andy's New Car is my all-time favorite. And this for many reasons. First it is about me and my various adventures in a fictitious form. Andy is me in my stumblebum teens, and his Lady Fair is patterned after the one I was so gaagaa over.

The cars involved, that is the Pontiac and the '36 Ford was my favorite cars. The event with Andy picking up Thelma in that old rattle-trap is just about they way it really happened as it sits in my memory.

One story I relate at car shows in particularly is this story. I tell how I had to get rid of the car in order to keep the girl because she refused to ride in the car; and in the end lost both the car and the girl.

Another reason I particularly like this story is because I wrote it after I had just been conned myself. It was over a computer, and the guy took me but good. I was blind as a bat in seeing how I was being taken, yet everyone around me could see it easily. I learned I had my blind spots as well as do others.

I did a lot of research to come up with the name "Beauregard Shagnasty," even though somewhere in the back of my mind I seemed to have a recollection of that name. Long after I wrote the book, I learned where the name came from. One of Red Skelton's first characters for his skits was a con man called, you guessed it: Beauregard Shagnasty.

I loved the failings of this character. I enjoyed his ability to portray to those who wanted to believe him a person of wealth and honesty; while those not taken in by him (the men mostly) were ready to stone him if they thought they could get away with it.

I was in tears of laughter the entire time I wrote this book (then called "Shagnasty." Toward the end of the book I had just 50 some-odd pages to go, and I couldn't wait to find out how it ended. I wrote 50 pages that day, my back ached, my fingers hurt, and I could hardly stay awake. Finally, just about 5 pages short of the end, I had to give it up until the next day. By then I had lost the rythm and the book never received the ending it should have. I am hoping to recapture the spark and complete the endeing it deserves.

I changed the name of this book because I felt the Shagnasty character deserved a more fitting end than he recieved. I think some background into his character should be brought out. Because of this I wrote (am writing): Shagnast: Aiming for the Bottom. Tumbleweed.

 


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