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Authors, contributors to discuss “The Full Vermonty” at Phoenix Books Rutland

Courtesy of Phoenix Books Rutland


Tuesday, Sept. 12, 6:30 p.m.—RUTLAND—On Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 6:30 p.m., Phoenix Books Rutland will host Bill Mares, Christopher Louras and Bob Stannard for a talk on “The Full Vermonty: Vermont in the Age of Trump.”

About “The Full Vermonty”: Vermont is a small state with a history of making a large impact. We’re little, but we’re loud. We recognize that we can’t ignore Trump and his actions, but he won’t be able to ignore us, either. Short of seceding from Union (we’ve already tried that to no avail), you can be sure that we’re not just going to sit back. That’s not our style. With the help of almost a score of “guest appearances”— including Madeleine Kunin, Steve Terry, David Gram, Marialisa Calta, Mike Martin, Don Hooper, Ed Koren, Bob Stannard, Bill Schubart, Sally Pollak, Julia Alvarez, Harry Chen, M.D., Larry Feign, Christopher Louras, Al Boright, Eric Hanson, Tom Slayton, Joe Hagan, M.D., Haviland Smith, and Jasper Craven — the literary duet of Bill Mares and Jeff Danziger has become a chorus. They’ve assembled a first-rate “posse” of Vermont writers, cartoonists, and politicians to add their intelligence and wit to this momentous task. In addition, the book has quizzes, quotations, escape literature, a Vermont tool box, and more.

“People are always asking me: Peter, what can I do about Trump and what’s going on in Washington? My answer: Read ‘The Full Vermonty,’ said Congressman Peter Welch.

This event is free and open to all. Phoenix Books Rutland is located at 2 Center St., Rutland. Copies of the book will be available for attendees to purchase and have signed. For more information, call 802-855-8078 or visit

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