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A Life Lived Outdoors

Reflections of a Maine Sportsman

George A. Smith

216 pages
Islandport Press
Ranging from laugh-out-loud funny to deeply poignant, this collection of essays from one of Maine’s favorite outdoor writers explores the way life should be, could be, and sometimes is in the great state of Maine. Whether he’s at camp finding newborn mice in a drawer at camp, at home saying good-bye to his beloved son after graduation, or at church searching for the right words for the passing of a friend, George Smith inevitably finds the emotional hook that will land your attention and keep you engrossed until the very last page.
Author Bio
George A. Smith is an outdoor writer, newspaper columnist honored with awards from the Maine Press Association, television show host, and former executive director of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine, the state’s largest sportsmen’s organization. He writes monthly columns for The Maine Sportsman magazine (for more than 30 years), a weekly editorial-page column for central Maine’s two daily newspapers (for twenty years), and a blog for Downeast magazine’s website (started in 2009). He is co-host of a unique weekly television show called Wildfire, a talk show now in its 11th year, focused on conservation and environmental issues and seen on the Time Warner cable stations throughout the state (in 312,000 homes) and the internet (www.wildfiremaine.tv). He is the father of three children and grandfather of two boys. In addition to his family, his interests include hunting, fishing, birding, writing, reading, and eating. He is very fond of Maine’s micro-brews.