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  • "Rollicking, humorous and insightful." Bill Mares talks "The Full Vermonty: Vermont in the Age of Trump" with David Masciotra at Salon.

    Really thrilled to let you know that Bill Mares the co-author along with Jeff Danziger of "The Full Vermonty - Vemont in the Age of Trump," had the chance to talk to friend of the blog David Masciotra at Salon and it's all quite cool indeed. You can read the interview here, and as always, and as desired, you can read some excerpt below.

    What insight can organizers on the left draw from that story and Vermont’s political culture as it exists now?

    Oh, man. I think that the people like David Zuckerman, our Lieutenant Governor, and others who coming out of the Bernie tradition are very conscious that they have to appeal to a broad spectrum of people within this state. Now granted, it is very white, but there is a range of views, and they have learned or have developed an instinct for persuading more quietly, not hectoring the audience and not preaching to the choir, except when a choir is assembled for them to preach to. They acknowledge it is a politically diverse state, and they campaign accordingly.

    Now, if we look at Bernie. He’s certainly been consistent throughout all his years, and he is passionate. So, maybe passion and consistency is the message.

  • Much appreciated "The Full Vermonty: Vermont in the Age of Trump" excerpt at TNBBC's The Next Best Book Blog.

    Thrilled to see "The Full Vermonty: Vermont in the Age of Trump" excerpted at TNBBC's The Next Best Book Blog, and yes much appreciated. Excerpt (of said excerpt) love below.

    "Readers, I think you know I've managed to steer clear from taking any sort of political stance on this blog over the years. Mostly because TNBBC focuses on literary fiction, but also because I feel book blogs should be safe spaces that don't push political or religious agendas at their followers. They should be places you and I turn to when real-life craziness threatens our sanities.

    "Today, though, I am going to temporarily break my own rule and share a cartoon excerpt from The Full Vermonty, which released back in September with Green Writers Press, a Vermont-based, global publisher whose mission is to spread a message of hope and renewal. My good friend Ben Tanzer is the publicist for this title and I'm thrilled to be able to help him spread the word!

    "Readers, be warned.. if you are Trump supporter, you may wish to skip this post. Just sayin'.

    "Here we go...."

  • What the hell do we do now? I think we should talk about "The Full Vermonty: Vermont in the Age of Trump" by Bill Mares and Jeff Danziger. Reviews, interviews, think pieces, and hype would be nice too.

    With the one year anniversary of President's Trump's inauguration looming, I'm really honored to support efforts to bring The Full Vermonty: Vermont in the Age of Trump from the terrific Green Writers Press out into the wider world. The Full Vermonty is a collection of essays and cartoons from journalist Bill Mares and cartoonist Jeff Danziger, and leading progressive writers and thinkers from across the state, all of who are focused on trying to answer the following question: "What the hell do we do now?" Their answers, will make you laugh and cry, and not necessarily in that order (and yes, I'm liberally paraphrasing Jerry Greenfield of Ben & Jerry's here). Please let me know if you have any questions and/or are interested in reviewing the book, interviewing the authors and/or publisher, writing think pieces, or generally engaging in the hype we're looking to generate for this truly unique, wonderful and timely collection. For much more on all things The Full Vermonty please do go here. And with all that said, let me leave you with this final note:

    "Vermont towns may be small, but (unlike Trump’s hands) they are not clenched in anger. Rather, they are resisting with characteristic wit and charm. In The Full Vermonty: Vermont in the Age of Trump, edited by Bill Mares and Jeff Danziger, some of Vermont’s most famous voices ask, “What the hell do we do now?”  The collection of essays, published by Green Writers Press in Brattleboro, Vermont, explores how Vermont, a small, rural state with a progressive history, must reckon with what it means to exist in Trump’s America. But “The Full Vermonty” isn’t just for Vermont readers— it is for anyone wondering how to resist, persevere, and remain hopeful in the age of Trump."