The Full Vermonty: Vermont in the Age of Trump

What was  America thinking?  Donald Trump as our president?  You’re kidding, right? No, a nightmare is upon us. But take heart. Vermont will fight back. Life in Vermont is already “great.” We’ll be damned if we’re going to let a man who dyes his hair, cheats workers and has his products made in China, dictate to us how life should be.
Trump may see himself as a western version of Vladimir Putin, but we don’t agree. He’s just a bully used to stiffing banks (Vermonters make their payments), stiffing his subcontractors (we pay them, because we’re related to most of them) and treating women poorly (we just know better).
We love a good fight, and those who challenge us soon learn that Vermont generally wins. With the help of a score of Vermont writers and artists, our original literary duet became a chorus of intelligence, wit and passion. In addition,  the book has quizzes, relevant quotations from Vermont history, escape literature, a Vermont tool box, and more. Indeed, this book has all things necessary to flesh out a thump to The Trump!

“At a time when many people are trying to figure out how we ended up with Donald Trump as president, The Full Vermonty offers some comic relief from the painful reality of Trump’s policies. Bill Mares,  Jeff Danziger and their band of writers and artists give a brilliant, and very Vermont-like, perspective on where we go from here. We most definitely need this kind of wit and humor in the age of Trump.”U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders

“Better than all of our flavors combined! This is a book that will make you laugh and cry, not necessarily in that order.”  —Jerry Greenfield, Ben & Jerry’s

“This is the worst book ever in the history of the world, a total failure. Sad.”—@realDonaldTrump

“An anxious nation can rest easy: Vermont will, as always, punch above its weight in the resistance to Mr. Trump.”—Bill McKibben, founder of

“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.”  —Congressman Peter Welch

“Bill Mares, Jeff Danziger, and their compatriots stand up and speak their minds about President Donald Trump, frankly and forcefully, with a dash of humor and in a civil tone (well, mostly). But the Time of Trump also demands what Danziger calls “desperate wit,” and the reader will find plenty of that as well.”  Candy Page, Vermont Journalist

“Trump’s narcissism is enough to make any self-respecting Vermonter’s toes curl. The Full Vermonty is THE guide for finding ways to stay sane. The authors’ advice? Overcome Trump-Induced Anxiety Disorder by eating kale and drinking craft beer. Find your moral compass, if you lost it. Don’t watch CNN, do something radical—read a book. Become an activist. But whatever you do, BE a Vermonter; stay feisty and independent.” —Anne Galloway,

“Come to The Full Vermonty for the cartoons by the incomparable Jeff Danziger. Stay for a primer for the millions of Americans who’ve been asking, “What do we do NOW?” Bill Mares and his gang of Vermont wits and sages actually have answers.” U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy

Authors Bill Mares and Jeff Danziger at Danziger’s woodpile in Dummerston, Vermont.

Reviews: The Full Vermonty: Vermont in the Age of Trump

Great review in Vermont’s weekly, Seven Days:
Another great review in The Brattleboro Reformer:
“The Full Vermonty” Throws the Book at Trump! in VT DIGGER:
“One Question” in Hypertext Magazine:

About the Authors
Raised in Texas,  educated at Harvard, Bill Mares has been a journalist, a high school teacher and a member of the Vermont  House of Representatives. He has authored or co-authored 15 books on subjects ranging from the Marine Corps to workplace democracy to  Presidential fishing, plus four books of humor with Prof. Frank Bryan, including the best-seller, Real Vermonters Don’t Milk Goats. His hobbies include running, beekeeping, singing and fly-fishing. He lives in Burlington, Vermont with his wife of 45 years, Chris Hadsel. They have two sons.

Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the NY Times Syndicate. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel.

Reviews are coming in! 

V E R M O N T  D I G G E R
‘The Full Vermonty’ throws the book at Trump

By Kevin O’Connor
This week, the Brattleboro-based Green Writers Press is rolling out the title, for both a state that gave the businessman candidate a national-low 30 percent of its vote and for like-minded readers coast to coast.

The 134-page paperback features 20 collaborators ranging from Weybridge writer Julia Alvarez and Brookfield artist Ed Koren to former Gov. Madeleine Kunin and Vermont Life editor emeritus Tom Slayton.

Publication Date: September 8, 2017
Category: Humor
ISBN: 978-0-9990766-0-6
Trade Paperback; 134 pages; $19.95
Available from: Midpoint Trade Books, Baker & Taylor, Ingram,
Parson Weems & wherever books are sold.

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