"Fournier accumulated a stack of good stories that are all in this book. It's a wonderfully rich book, honestly and beautifully written. ... Tales from Misery Ridge has what I consider two vital components of a worthwhile Maine outdoor book: a spellbinding story to tell and a skilled writer to tell it."
— V. Paul Reynolds for the (Lewiston) Sun Journal
A collection of the type of love stories Mainers can identify with — those between one man and the great outdoors.
— Down East Magazine
"I doubt that you will set this book aside after you begin reading. Fournier's life experiences are many and varied ... From rampaging bears to giant brook trout, bush flying to treks down the Allagash, this book moves along faster than our spring-flooded rivers. It's a great ride."
— George Smith, writer, TV show host
His stories evoke stunning images of Maine's outdoors and the fun, adventure, humor and danger of enjoying time in them. One of Fournier's greatest strengths, something that seems to carry over from his work as a guide, is his willingness to teach and share his understanding and love for the Maine wilderness. Anyone with a fondness for this state would do well to read this book. If nothing else, it will make you yearn for the great outdoors and find a way to enjoy it and preserve it.
— Katy England, The Maine Edge