I moved to Maine when I was 5 I lived there for two years while my father traveled the globe as a soldier in the Marine Corps I returned when I was 10 I resented my parents for it There was nothing great or even good about living in Brownville Jct Friends lived an area code away, making it impossible to play outside or even talk on the phone I spent my summers consumed in novels, reading about adventures elsewhere anyplace but here In 1996, Josh Decker introduced me to the radio, and this became my all consuming escape from this nowhere I would walk the streets until the sun went down, my Walkman in hand, playing recordings from the radio I didn t want to be there After graduation, I got out This is where some would say they left and never looked back It s a decade a later I m looking back I m looking at the world I was part of for a decade When somebody asks me where I m from, it s without hesitation I reply, I m from Maine I find myself nostalgic for a world I loathed so much as a teenager What is it drawing so many back What about it molds the people so strongly its effects are seen for life What makes us Mainers It is a prideful term we embrace and carry with us until the day we return to our hometowns This is a journey to find my way back home....
|Title||:||I.Am.Maine: Stories of Small Town Maine|
|Publisher||:||CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform February 2, 2015|
|Number of Pages||:||228 pages|
|File Size||:||574 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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I.Am.Maine: Stories of Small Town Maine Reviews
This is a memoir by Jeremy Flagg, better known for his SF, Superhero, and Horror fiction. Dryly humorous in places, touching in others, it made me feel like an old friend I hadn't heard from in years was catching me up on his life. Mr. Flagg is not a flashy writer, but has a style that is both sincere and insightful into the human condition, and he writes a mean sentence. I appreciated his candor and wit and I think you may too.
It's somewhat unsettling to read someone else's memoir of growing up, only to realize that with a few detail changes, it'e eerily similar to your own story. The author has perfectly captured the feel of life in small-town Maine, and how that shapes a person. A good writer takes us into a world and shows us what matters, and this is effectively done here. Brought back a lot of memories, and the pictures work well with the text.
Great story. Growing up in the area this takes place in I relate to many of the stories. Was fun reading about someone else's experiences and perspectives from the same area. Highly recommend.
A retrospective look at the wacky, wonderful wilds of small-town Maine. This is a great snapshot of life in a beautiful, tranquil, and delightfully weird state. Well done!
Very well written, brings me back home anytime I read it! Was very excited when I ordered it. Came quickly and was read quickly.
A wonderful story about growing up in Rural Maine. Once I started reading it, I didn't put it down until I finished the book. Very well written. I would recommend this book for everyone!
Whether you grew up in Maine yourself, or are simply interested in gaining some perspective on what life is like growing up there, this book is definitely worth a read!
Such a fun read. So many relatable stories. The memories flow over me and take me home.