Finding Your Inner Moose
Ida Leclair's Guide to Livin' the Good Life
Susan Poulin, the creator, performer, and creative force behind the popular Maine character Ida LeClair, has written her first Ida LeClair book, a self-help guide intended to help readers get in touch with their
Ida, a certified Maine life guide, offers heartfelt and hilarious advice on such topics as relationships, physical fitness, and housecleaning. Ida lives in the fictional western Maine town of Mahoosuc Mills, where, among other things, she is a cashier at the grocery store and enjoys attending Zumba classes.
Susan Poulin is perhaps best known for her live performances, including the play Ida: Woman Who Runs with the Moose. She writes about and performs as Ida LeClair throughout New England. Her plays, which also include Ida's Havin' a Yard Sale and A Very Ida Christmas, have won numerous awards and have delighted audiences for decades. Selected by Portland Magazine as one of the Ten Most Intriguing People in Maine, she has been creating and touring her original theatrical productions since 1992. She has been a featured performer in The Mirth of Venus and The Mirth Canal at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston; The Maine Festival; the Minneapolis Fringe Theater Festival; and Portland, Maine's Cassandra Project. Her work has been supported by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, the Maine Arts Commission, and the Maine Humanities Council. She is a popular keynote speaker. She lives in Eliot, Maine, with her husband, Gordon Carlisle and they both run Poolyle Productions, a theatrical performance company.