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.”

Author’s Mother:

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

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.”
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.”


  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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