Of Moose and Men : A Skewed Look at Life in Alaska by A.E. Poynor

I thought that I would blog about this book a little differently from the others.  This book is so funny that I want to share the laughs as I experience them.  And, I have experienced a full range of laughter from a giggle and an out loud guffaw to a high-pitched whine.  My abdominal muscles ache and no one would want to be in the same room with me. My good dog escapes to another room.

I shall start by sharing some of the reviews from the back of the book:

Lori Evans, Executive Editor, The Peninsula Clarion:

“I eagerly look forward to Poynor joining the ranks of Clemens, Harte and Thurber; they are all deceased.”

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Author’s Mother:

“Oh, all right, you can quote me. Just don’t say anything stupid, like I read this sort of drivel.”

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Kathy Tarr, Executive Director, Kenai Visitors & Convention Bureau:

“If I was a tourist, and could buy only one book on my trip to Alaska, this would be it. That way, if my luggage was lost, I wouldn’t be nearly so pissed.”
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From the Author:”It is a compilation of humor columns I have written for the Alaskan paper ‘The Peninsula Clarion.’ Most of the material appeared between 1991 and 1993, and pertains to the humorous side of living in Alaska.”
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2 Comments

  1. A. E. Poynor said,

    September 25, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    Hey, you can laugh… the research almost killed me… several times. Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for the very favorable review.

  2. mact2 said,

    September 26, 2010 at 5:33 am

    Oh, Mr. Poynor! What a nice surprise! I started reading this book due to a recommendation by your lovely wife. After I started to read it, I realized that I would have to do a daily blog about each chapter, because it generates more delight that can be expressed in simply one blog post. I love it so much! But I’ve had to put it down for a bit. I hope to “catch up” in the next few weeks.

    BTW – In my mind, I’ve cast Earl Pickles (of Pickles by Brian Crane) as the male lead and Calvin (of Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson) as the boy lead.

    Thank you for posting a celebrity remark!


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