When I decided I wanted to examine M*A*S*H memorabilia here at MASH4077TV.com, my plan was first to put together a long list of memorabilia (toys, books, clothing, collectibles, etc.) and then occasionally examine individual items. Creating a complete list of M*A*S*H memorabilia is probably impossible. There are simply too many items to identify and document. As I scoured eBay and Amazon, I quickly realized a single list covering all M*A*S*H memorabilia would be too long. So, I decided to split the list into different categories, starting with books.
The following list includes more than two dozen books about M*A*S*H or written by a member of the cast and crew. It does not include Richard Hooker’s 1968 novel MASH or any of its many sequels.
Many of these books are long out-of-print but you can find usually used copies easily online. I’ve also seen several of these books for sale in used book stores. Please support MASH4077TV.com and use the links to Amazon if possible when buying any of these books. You can also check eBay and other websites.
I’ve reviewed a handful of these books over the years and you can find links to those reviews below.
Books About the TV Show
All About M*A*S*H – Peggy Herz (1974) [Buy]
M*A*S*H: The Exclusive, Inside Story of TV’s Most Popular Show – David S. Reiss (1980) [Buy
M*A*S*H: The Exclusive, Inside Story of TV’s Most Popular Show [Revised] – David S. Reiss (1983) [Buy]
The Last Days of MASH – Alan Alda & Arlene Alda (1984) [Buy]
The Complete Book of M*A*S*H – Suzy Kalter (1984) [Buy]
Watching M*A*S*H, Watching America – James H. Wittebols (1998) [Buy]
M*A*S*H (TV Milestones Series) – David Scott Diffrient (2008) [Buy]
TV’s M*A*S*H: The Ultimate Guide Book – Ed Solomonson & Mark O’Neill (2009) [Buy]
M*A*S*H FAQ: Everything Left to Know About the Best Care Anywhere – Dale Sherman (2016) [Buy]
Other M*A*S*H-Related Books
M*A*S*H: The First Five Years, 1972-1977 – Jed Clauss (1977)* [Buy]
M*A*S*H Trivia: The Unofficial Quiz Book – George St. John (1983) [Buy]
M*A*S*H: The Official 4077 Quiz Manual – Paul Bertling (1984) [Buy]
*I’m sure what this is but I think it’s just an episode guide
Jamie Farr – Just Farr Fun (1994) [Buy]
Larry Gelbart – Laughing Matters: On Writing M*A*S*H, Tootsie, Oh, God!, and a Few Other Funny Things (1998) [Buy]
Alan Alda – Never Have Your Dog Stuffed and Other Things I’ve Learned (2006) [Buy]
Alan Alda – Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself (2008) [Buy]
Mike Farrell – Just Call Me Mike: A Journey to Actor and Activist (2008) [Buy]
Mike Farrell – Of Mule and Man (2009) [Buy]
Gary Burghoff – Gary Burghoff: To M*A*S*H and Back, My Life in Poems and Songs (That Nobody Wanted to Publish) (2009) [Buy]
Other Books by the Cast & Crew
Loretta Swit – A Needlepoint Scrapbook (1986) [Buy]
William Christopher and Barbara Christopher – Mixed Blessings (1989) [Buy]
Jeff Maxwell – The Secrets of the M*A*S*H Mess: The Lost Recipes of Private Igor (1997) [Buy]
Jamie & Joy Farr – Hababy’s Christmas Eve (2003) [Buy]
Loretta Swit – SwitHeart: The Watercolor Artistry & Animal Activism of Loretta Swit (2017) [Buy]
Alan Alda – If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?: My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating (2018) [Buy]
Have I missed any books about M*A*S*H? How many of these books are in your M*A*S*H library?