A message for all Gloucester folks from Doug Brendel, "The Outsidah" humor-columnist for the Ipswich Chronicle:
I know Ipswich isn’t Gloucester, but Joey will certify that I AM a longtime Friend of the Blog, so I hope all the good folks "back east" in Gloucester will come to our party on Thursday night!
We’re celebrating the release of my new cartoon-illustrated book, Only in Ipswich, poking fun at our fine little town, which people in Gloucester consider to be "out west." THE CARTOONS ARE FOR YOU, JOEY! I know you like the pictures more than the words. Hahaha!
The party is at Time & Tide Fine Art, 4 Market St., Ipswich, from 6 to 9 pm. Refreshments, lots of laughs, I’ll be reading some funny parts of the book, and autographing copies of the book until more sensible people make me stop. Yeah, you can buy the book that night if you want to, but you don’t have to.
Gloucester DOES get mentioned on page 83 of the book, in a bit about a friend of mine (an Ipswich town employee, no less!) who lived on Wingaersheek Beach until Hurricane Irene scared him away.
See ya Thursday night! Anyone can email me via firstname.lastname@example.org if they have any questions.