Author: Nancy Griffin
Everything you wanted to know about Maine and were going to ask anyway
"A thoughtful repository of facts, opinions, lists, firsts, fiendish crimes and artists . . . superb and utterly enjoyable For one who has reviewed Maine books in this paper since 1975, Maine 101 represents something of a benchmark."
—Portland Press Herald
"This witty, fun book is packed with . . . information that you usually can only get from locals. If you're from Maine, or from away, you'll enjoy this book."
—The Working Waterfront
"This little volume is destined to be a classic . . . buy several because not only are they perfect gifts, they will be stolen by any visitor-to-your-home who starts to read a copy."
—Lincoln County News
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From Popham Colony and Massachusetts outpost to statehood and lumber capital of the world, to profiles of the mighty lobster, the Maine Moose, Stephen King, the Wyeth clan, Fly Rod Crosby, and Baxter's great gift, no book is more comprehensive than Maine 101. No book is more fun!
Well known Mainers weigh in on their favorite things about Maine. Adventurer Steve Callahan gives us five ocean adventures you shouldn't miss, Dave Mallett tell us his five favorite Maine show business moments, world renowned author Tess Gerritsen tells us her favorite fry joints, author Chris Fahy gives us his five favorite nonfiction books about our state, poet Betsy Sholl tells us her five favorite expressions that define Maine to her. From politics and weather to the origins behind place names, Maine slang, and the Native Americans . . . it is all here!
Whether you are a lifelong resident or visiting for the first time, there's no more complete book about Maine. If you love Maine, you'll love Maine 101.