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The Sweet Life

Ida LeClair's Guide to Love and Marriage

Softcover, 216 pages, Humor, Fiction

ISBN: 978-1-939017-95-6

Availability: In stock

$16.95

Available as an e-book in these formats:

Amazon Kindle

Barnes and Noble Nook

Apple iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch

About this Book:

Susan Poulin, the "funniest woman in Maine," is back from Finding Your Inner Moose to show us all how to keep all our relationships sweet, simple, and easy. In The Sweet Life, Poulin (through her popular alter-ego and stage character Ida LeClair) offers a fresh view on love, marriage, and dating through a combination of sassy stories and serious advice. Whip-smart yet down-to-earth, the book strikes the perfect balance between humorous and heartfelt. Reading The Sweet Life feels like talking to an old friend—one with great advice, plenty of experience, and a few great recipes to boot.

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“a humorous, insightful, and entertaining guide to love, marriage, and more . . . filled with hilarious stories that demonstrate her very practical advice” ––George Smith, georgesmithmaine.com

"Forget Dr. Phil. Who needs an overpaid television talking head when Maine has Ida LeClair to straighten out all kinds of marriage problems? . . . The Sweet Life is as funny as you'd expect, but it's also refreshingly serious . . . Best, however, is her wisdom about arguing with your spouse: 'Do you want to be right or happy?'" 
––Bill Bushnell, Central Maine Newspapers 
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Stage Presence

Stage Presence

In the musty, stripped-down, nearly empty family basement in Westbrook, Maine, Susan Poulin and her sister, Jane, were spending a few hours cleaning, sorting, and tossing items ruined by recent flooding. Nearing the end of the dirty work, they were set to tackle two final boxes. The first trunk was filled with tutus and clothes stowed away and saved from their childhood days, everything inside had been damaged by water. Sitting on top of that was a second container—one that would become know as their mother’s “Death Trunk.”

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August 24: Susan Poulin to perform the Best of Ida at Celebration Barn Theater

August 24: Susan Poulin to perform the Best of Ida at Celebration Barn Theater

Susan Poulin, humorist, actress and Islandport author will perform her Best of Ida show on Saturday, August 24 at 7:30pm. Guaranteed to put you in touch with your “innah Mainah,” Poulin's alter ego Ida will crack you up with her insights into love, friendship and the Pine Tree State of mind. The event will be held at Celebration Barn Theate on 190 Stock Farm Road in South Paris, ME 04281. For more information, call (207) 743-8452

August 29: Susan Poulin's The Best of Ida at the ACT ONE Summer Festival

August 29: Susan Poulin's The Best of Ida at the ACT ONE Summer Festival

Join author Susan Poulin ("Finding Your Inner Moose") as she performs her Best of Ida show at the ACT ONE Summer Festival on Thursday, August 29 at 2pm and 7:30pm at the West End Studio Theatre on 959 Islington Street in Portsmouth, NH 03801. The Best of Ida is a show jam packed with Ida’s favorite stories. She will crack you up with her insights into love, friendship and the Pine Tree State of mind. Guaranteed to put you in touch with your “innah Mainah,” Ida has Moxie, and she’s not afraid to drink it! For more information visit: www.actonenh.org

Susan Poulin

About this Author

Writer and performer Susan Poulin is the author of The Sweet Life and Finding Your Inner Moose: Ida LeClair's Guide to Livin' the Good Life, as well as ten plays, fiv

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