A Moose and A Lobster Walk into A Bar: Tales from Maine

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Good Ebook A Moose and A Lobster Walk into A Bar: Tales from Maine the best work 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 itA 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.. Good Book A Moose and A Lobster Walk into A Bar: Tales from Maine Witty and charming. I picked this gem up during one of my day trips discovering what lays around a 200 or so mile radius of where I live. I found I couldn't put it down. It was a nice blend of humour and intelligence (yes I'm Canadian hence the 'u') and it had me laughing out loud several times. Which was a great annoyance to my family who got to hear snippets of stories through my retelling whenever they were unwise enough to ask "what was so funny".
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About Author

  • John McDonald Post author

    For than 20 years, John McDonald has performed as a storyteller across the great state of Maine from Eastport to Fort Kent to Kittery During that time, his steadily increasing popularity has allowed him to bring his unique brand of Maine humor to an ever widening audience His humor column and weekend radio show on WGAN reach thousands of people every week, while his book, A Moose and a Lobster Walk into a Bar, is a bestseller across the state of Maine And now, look for John s latest book down the road a piece A Storyteller s Guide to Maine in bookstores near you.

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  • Witty and charming I picked this gem up during one of my day trips discovering what lays around a 200 or so mile radius of where I live I found I couldn t put it down It was a nice blend of humour and intelligence yes I m Canadian hence the u and it had me laughing out loud several times Which was a great annoyance to my family who got to hear snippets of stories through my retelling whenever they were unwise enough to ask what was so funny.


  • This is a wonderful collection of short stories describing all facets of life in Maine My daughter lives in Orono working on her post graduate degree at the University of Maine Having never visited Maine the book was full of fun factoids I learned people who live in Maine argue incessantly about anything, hate tourism but work hard to attract tourists There are yard sales at every house Black flies terrorize everyone More importantly, I got the impression that Maine citizens are honest, hard wor [...]



  • I spent four years in Maine going to college at the University of Maine at Farmington In that time, I observed quite a bit about the state and its residents, and I even got to learn some of the in jokes This book did a lot to bring me back to that time, and to fill me in on the parts I didn t get to see of the people I interacted with After all, one can learn a lot about people by the stories they tell, and how they tell them.The first section of the book is jokes, Maine style Several of them ar [...]


  • I wanted a short read for the ride home from Maine, where I may have been looked at as a leafer I wasn t there to be one We have the same foliage in Western NY State It was, for the most part a read that caused me to smile I would love to read about the comings and goings of Uncle Abner I think I was looking for detailed stories of the people I d like to listen to the radio broadcast of the author I will have to find out if it can be streamed This is not meant to be insulting, but I think I wi [...]


  • A Moose and a Lobster Walk Into a Bar Tales From Maine by John McDonald Islandport Press 2002 814.6 Another McKay s cheapie I paid 0.75 at McKay s Used Books marked down from it s original sale price of 14.95 at L.L Bean s Author John McDonald not to be confused with author John D MacDonald of Travis McGee fame is apparently the local Maine curmudgeon McDonald is neither funny nor insightful, but he is local and that may just be the way they like it in Maine My rating 5 10, finished 2011.


  • This is a series essays and stories by John McDonald a Maine storyteller and humorist As a former resident of Maine I can relate to so much in this book I found myself laughing out loud at many of his comments that I remembered to be SO TRUE If you are from away this can give you insights into the way Mainers think and act.but often done with tongue in cheek I would recommend this for anyone that is contemplating a visit to this great and wonderful state.


  • I enjoyed this collection of essays on Maine McDonald is a talented writer and Maine ite who knows how to weave a story Not only does my family live close to Maine but we vacation there during the New England summer months I found this not only informational but entertaining I would recommend this to others that are interested in Maine and having some of its peculiarities local vocabulary explained.


  • The first chapter is hilarious But the rest of the book is mostly kvetching, down east style It gets old fast The stories get repetitive The jokes fall flat And after the hundredth time he complained about urban Portland and tourists from away , I had to wonder what were the chances I had bought this book in a tourist gift shop in Portland I guess the joke is on me Fair enough.


  • If you want to learn about an area, read a book of newspaper columns by a native observer and master of words What a fun way to learn a little about the state where my brother made his home for 20 years.


  • An excellent dose of Down East humor If you are in need of black fly jokes, this would be the book to turn to It probably won t leave you rolling in the aisles, but it s good for a chuckle on a lazy summer afternoon.


  • There are some laugh out loud parts of this book, but there s also a bunch of stories that fall flat As a Mainer in exile I enjoyed the sounds of the motherland, but I was disappointed that this wasn t better.


  • I found this book quite entertaining Not a challenging read by any means, but interesting to read about places that I ve heard of or been to I enjoyed the comedy in this book and would definitely read another book from this author.






  • Started off with some entertaining wit, but very few highlights throughout the rest of the compilation It did prove to be interesting caricature of local Maine politics and life.




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