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Down the Road a Piece

A Storyteller's Guide to Maine

John McDonald

192 pages
Islandport Press
John McDonald offers tips to tourists and tries to help them better "understand" the state of Maine-from its history to its weather to its unique vocabulary. This book is also great for natives looking to brush up on their home state or just looking to laugh. This revised bicentennial edition is just as hilarious as the original.
Author Bio
John McDonald, now regarded as a dean of Maine storytelling, got his start as a performer playing at local Downeast Maine events in the 1970s before catching his first big break when he was asked to perform on stage with the legendary Marshall Dodge and Kendall Morse at Ellsworth's Strand Theater in 1980. Since then, McDonald has performed for audiences across New England, released two audio recordings, and written four books, including the now-classic, A Moose and a Lobster Walk into Bar, one of the most successful local books of all time. McDonald lives in Otisfield with his wife, Anne.