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Yankee Humor | A Field Guide to New Englanders

Yankee Plus Dec 2015


Yankee Humor | A Field Guide to New Englanders
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Researchers in the field (hay mostly, but occasionally they wandered into the corn) have identified 10 distinct varieties of New Englanders. Which one best describes your personality?


Ken Sheldon


Ken Sheldon


Ken Sheldon was a pre-med art major at the University of New Hampshire. The medical schools of America were not amused. After college, he worked in a clinic for migrant farmworkers in California, where he learned to speak Spanish poorly, sang old union songs, and once gave César Chavez a cholera shot. He went on to become a writer, editor, cartoonist, actor, novelist, singer/songwriter, playwright, and humorist. His humor column “Only in New England” appears in every issue of Yankee Magazine. He performs as Fred Marple from the town of Frost Heaves, NH, and writes suspense fiction as Michael Manley.

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