Moose and a Lobster Walk into a Bar

John McDonald

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Moose and a Lobster Walk into a Bar

  Author:   John McDonald    
  Publisher:  Islandport Press

A Moose and a Lobster Walk Into a Bar is a wonderful mix of classic Maine storytelling, stretched truths, and wry observations made by John McDonald during his many travels through the Pine Tree State. In this collection of essays and stories, John extols the important economic power of Maine’s yard sale industry, bemoans the fact that Massachusetts, still upset because it allowed Maine to become a state in 1820, is buying it back one house at a time, and relates how the state’s infamous black fly was really just an attempt at controlling tourists gone haywire. You will also meet Maine characters like Uncle Abner, Merrill Minzey, and Hollis Eaton, and find yourself pondering just where the truth ends and the story begins.

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ISBN associated with this title:9780967166278
Item ISL013
PublisherIslandport Press
PublisherIslandport Press
Published onAugust 18 2010
Language eng
Pages 172
Format Paperback
Dimensions8.5(in) x 5.5(in)
Shipping weight240(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.