"Of all the contributors, Mares and Danziger’s work comes across best in The Full Vermonty (which is appropriate, given that they put the book together). In his writing, Mares conjures a winning combination of gentility and outrage that make for appealing, urgent reading. He’s also genuinely funny, and much of the humor that makes an appearance in the book is in the sections he authors. Danziger, whose drawings appear etched from stone but whose words come from an expansive, intelligent mind, is a masterful political cartoonist. Even the few cartoons that are a little too on the nose still elicit a chuckle, a shudder or an “aha!” All of the other writers included are also effective, which is a rarity in an anthology with this many contributors. There are standouts, of course. Madeleine M. Kunin, the former governor of Vermont, has a short, strong piece that hits hard because of both her high-ranking position and her womanhood. And Julia Alvarez’s piece “Latinos in Vermont before, during and (con esperanza) after the Trump Years” is humorous, humane and enlightening."