How's your 2020 going?
It's nearly September and I'm still holed up at home (and sometimes at camp in Maine) writing like the wind. Over the summer, John Rule, Schuyler Scribner of NHPTV, and I recorded
37 little yankee humor stories
to make people smile. You can find them at NHPBS OUR HOMETOWN. Hope you have as much fun watching them as we had making them. (Some of them feature my little dog Chico. He's quite a ham.)
Meanwhile, hunker down and find as much joy as you can in these strange times. That's what I'm doing.
If you'd like an inscribed and autographed copy of any of my books, shoot me an email and I'll mail it out (): Free shipping! Whoot. Choose from:
That Reminds Me of a FUNNY Story -- $19.95
Could Have Been Worse -- $15.95
Headin' for the Rhubarb -- $10.00
Live Free and Eat Pie -- $14.95
Sixty Years of Cuttin' the Cheese -- $12.00
N is for NH (an ABC book) -- $17.95
The Iciest Diciest Scariest Sled Ride Ever! (a picture book) -- $17.95
See the covers and read detailed descriptions of each book on my Books page.
That Reminds Me of a Funny Story
As a yankee storyteller, Rebecca Rule has traveled throughout New England, telling stories and gathering them. One story always leads to another...
At town halls, historical societies, churches, and senior centers, people have shared stories that connect them to this rocky old place we call home. They’ve shared stories of family, country living, adventures and misadventures, triumphs and “what the heck was that just happened?”
This book is a collection of best-of-the-best stories. It is also a memoir -- how she came to be a storyteller, why storytelling matters, and what she has learned about the craft in the hundreds of performances she has given.
It’s a book full of characters, insight, heart, and good humor. Careful where you read it because you will be laughing out loud.
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This book is a treat---hilarious stories, a how-to manual, yankee lingo, and her own story, told by a real yankee with solid maple credentials. It's a book to get you through a long New England winter, sipping slowly like hot cider. To use one of her own favorite expressions, it's a cockah!
Fred Marple, author of Welcome to Frost Heaves
You want to laugh? You will not be disappointed. This book is a hoot! There is a connection with yankee life that emerges here that is (dare I say it?) profound (there, I said it). Rebecca Rule rules! I am a fan. Big time.
Fritz Wetherbee, Writer/TV Producer
This is one of those books you put on the coffee table after you read it once, 'cause you know you're gonna wanna reread your favorite parts, and then it ends up stayin' there 'cause everyone wants to pick through it too.
PapaJoe Gaudet, NH's Itinerant Teller
Becky Rule's stories make you smile, chuckle and guffaw. I was unexpectedly touched by Becky's account of being a storyteller and the power of stories to affect lives, including her own.
Susan Poulin, author and creator of Ida LeClair, "the funniest woman in Maine"