A Moose and a Lobster Walk Into a Bar…

John McDonald

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ISBN: 9781944762377

A Moose and a Lobster Walk Into a Bar…

Special 15th Anniversay Edition

  Author:   John McDonald    
  Publisher:  Islandport Press

A Moose and a Lobster Walk into a Bar is beloved for its timeless Downeast humour. The family-friendly stories by John McDonald, an author, radio personality, and professional storyteller, strike a chord with readers looking for a good laugh. The book mixes classic Maine storytelling, stretched truths, and wry observations made by McDonald during his travels through the Pine Tree State. McDonald discusses the economic power of Maine’s yard sale industry, bemoans that Massachusetts (which allowed Maine to become a state in 1820) is buying the state back one house at a time, and relates how the black fly was just an attempt at controlling tourists now gone haywire. You also meet Maine characters like Uncle Abner, Merrill Minzey, and Hollis Eaton, and find yourself pondering where the truth ends and the story begins.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title:9781944762377
Item ISL096
PublisherIslandport Press
Published onMarch 26 2018
Language eng
Pages 200
Format Paperback
Dimensions8.5(in) x 5.5(in)
Shipping weight207(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
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. In the years since that event, McDonald has performed for audiences across New England, released two audio recordings, and written three books with Islandport Press. In the 1980s, he moved to Portland to work at the Portland Press Herald and eventually as talk show host on WGAN.