2018-03-02 / Community

‘Ida LeClair’ to perform

Actress, author and storyteller Susan Poulin will read from and sign copies of her “self-help” humor books, “Finding Your Inner Moose: Ida LeClair’s Guide to Livin’ the Good Life” and “The Sweet Life: Ida LeClair’s Guide to Love and Marriage” at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 10 at the South Portland Public Library’s main location. Both books are written by Poulin as her alter-ego, Ida LeClair, “the funniest woman in Maine.”

In “Finding Your Inner Moose,” Ida is a recently minted “Certified Maine Life Guide” and lifelong resident of fictional Mahoosuc Mills, an impossible-to-find, but oh-so-familiar town in western Maine. There she lives in a tidy and tastefully decorated double-wide with high school sweetheart Charlie and adorable dog Scamp. Most importantly, Ida is a daughter, sister, wife and best friend who draws upon her experiences (as well as those of the noble and majestic moose) to offer practical and hilarious advice on relationships, physical fitness, stress, housecleaning, work, shopping and fun.

“Finding Your Inner Moose” features sections such as: What Did I Do Wrong to Deserve this Turkey Gobbler Neck?; How Many Points in Cabbage Soup?; Feng Shui-ing the Double Wide; Slaying Energy Vampires; and Spousal Deafness.

Poulin introduced the stage character Ida LeClair in the original 1997 stage production, “Ida: Woman Who Runs With the Moose,” for which she won Seacoast Media Group’s Spotlight on the Arts Award for Best Play and Best Actress. Since her initial success, Poulin has written two books and penned additional stage plays, including “Ida: Woman Who Runs With the Moose,” “Ida’s Havin’ a Yard Sale,” “A Very Ida Christmas” and her newest show, Makin’ Whoopie!” She also writes humor blog, “Just Ask Ida,” and her vocal stylings can be heard regularly on her podcast of the same name.

Author Talks are sponsored by Friends of the South Portland Public Library. For more information, call circulation at 767-7660, ext. 2 or visit www.SouthPortlandLibrary.com.

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