Join Bill Mares and Jeff Danziger to celebrate the launch of The Full Vermonty: Vermont in the Age of Trump.
ABOUT THE BOOK: Vermont is a small state with a history of making a large impact. We're little, but we're loud. We recognize that we can’t ignore Trump and his actions, but he won’t be able to ignore us, either. Short of seceding from Union (we’ve already tried that to no avail), you can be sure that we’re not just going to sit back. That’s not our style. With the help of almost a score of “guest appearances”—including Madeleine Kunin; Steve Terry; David Gram; Marialisa Calta; Mike Martin; Don Hooper; Ed Koren; Bob Stannard; Bill Schubart; Sally Pollak; Julia Alvarez; Harry Chen, MD; Larry Feign; Christopher Louras; Al Boright; Eric Hanson; Tom Slayton; Joe Hagan, MD; Haviland Smith; and Jasper Craven—the literary duet of Bill Mares and Jeff Danziger has become a chorus. They’ve assembled a first-rate “posse” of Vermont writers, cartoonists, and politicians to add their intelligence and wit to this momentous task. In addition, the book has quizzes, quotations, escape literature, a Vermont tool box, and more.
"Come to The Full Vermonty for the cartoons by the incomparable Jeff Danziger. Stay for a primer for the millions of Americans who've been asking, 'What do we do NOW?' Bill Mares and his gang of Vermont wits and sages actually have answers."
—U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy
"People are always asking me: Peter, what can I do about Trump and what's going on in Washington? My answer: Read The Full Vermonty."
—Congressman Peter Welch
"An anxious nation can rest easy: Vermont will, as always, punch above its weight in the resistance to Mr. Trump."
—Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Raised in Texas, educated at Harvard, Bill Mares has been a journalist, a high school teacher and a member of the Vermont House of Representatives. He has authored or co-authored 15 books on subjects ranging from the Marine Corps to workplace democracy to Presidential fishing, plus four books of humor with Prof. Frank Bryan, including the best-seller, Real Vermonters Don't Milk Goats. His hobbies include running, beekeeping, singing and fly-fishing. He lives in Burlington, Vermont with his wife of 45 years, Chris Hadsel. They have two sons.
Jeff Danziger works in New York City and lives in Dummerston, Vermont. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the NY Times Syndicate. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel.
DATE: Thursday, September 7th at 7pm
LOCATION: Phoenix Books Burlington
ADMISSION: Proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Vermont Foodbank. Your $3 ticket comes with a coupon for $5 off a copy of the featured book. Coupons expire at closing the evening of the event.
BENEFICIARY: Founded in 1986, the Vermont Foodbank has grown to be the state’s largest hunger-relief organization, serving Vermont through a network of food shelves, meal sites, schools, hospitals, and housing sites. The Foodbank’s mission is to gather and share quality food and nurture partnerships so that no one in Vermont goes hungry.