Not Too Awful Bad: A Storyteller's Guide to Vermont

Not Too Awful Bad: A Storyteller's Guide to Vermont

by Leon Thompson
     
 

Vermont writer and journalist Leon Thompson delivers up a guide to the Green Mountain State as only a real insider can. Leon tackles his home state's history, culture, seasons, attractions, vernacular, and much, much more. Whether you are a Vermont Redneck or Vermont Hipbillie, a transplant or a flatlander, you'll learn something from this book and laugh a lot in

Overview


Vermont writer and journalist Leon Thompson delivers up a guide to the Green Mountain State as only a real insider can. Leon tackles his home state's history, culture, seasons, attractions, vernacular, and much, much more. Whether you are a Vermont Redneck or Vermont Hipbillie, a transplant or a flatlander, you'll learn something from this book and laugh a lot in the process. Why? Because it's frickin' hilarious. Although we admit, it's hard tellin', not knowin'."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934031278
Publisher:
Islandport Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/15/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
159
Sales rank:
1,389,947
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Read an Excerpt

" When I returned to Vermont in 2000, I realized it is not merely New Hampshire turned upside down. (Find a map. It's freaky.) My advice to Vermont's inside kids is to leave. "Go," I say. "And come back. Rediscover the unique, magnificent, bucolic state that you so foolishly resented for so long. Trust me, you'll be a better Vermonter for it."

I hope I am.

The famous promotional slogan says, "I (heart) VT."

Me? I dig Vermont.

I dig that when I wake on a mid-summer morning, and it looks like a John Denver song outside my open windows, I have several options: run by the lake, bike on the recreation trail converted from a dormant railroad bed, or spend the day at a local nudists' campground. (True story. You'll see.) "

Meet the Author


Leon Thompson was born in raised in northwestern Vermont. A graduate of Lyndon State College, he is a staff reporter for the Messenger in St. Albans, Vermont, where he also writes a humor column. His humor writing has garnered him awards from the New England Press Association and the National Newspaper Association, among others. He is the author of two previous books, Good Junk and Dork: Another Look at My Junk.

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