Maine humor icon Tim Sample gives us a new collection of short essays and monologues about his growing up and living in Maine and throughout his long entertainment career. His wide range of subjects include things that could happen “Only in Maine,” how his dad invented the SUV, his long friendship with horror master Stephen King, the pitfalls of Maine’s fifth season (mud), and the right way to eat a lobster. Part whimsical anecdote, part hard-won wisdom, these stories are imbued with Sample’s distinct wry Yankee wit.
Tim Sample was born and raised in Maine, but has performed throughout North America and has appeared on numerous national TV shows, including the Today Show and Good Morning America, and Michael Feldman’s hit radio show, Whad’ya Know? From 1993 to 2004, Sample was a regular correspondent for CBS’s Sunday Morning, and in 2013 he received the Maine Journalism Award for his newspaper column “Stories I Never Told You.” His albums, videos, and books of Down East humor have sold more two million copies. He lives in Portland, Maine.