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Mike Tipping: As Maine Went *at Longfellow Books*
Author Mike Tipping is a columnist and blogger for the Portland Press Herald and Bangor Daily News whose writing has brought to light a series of controversial statements and actions by Governor LePage. Mike revealed the governor’s false claim that 47% of Mainers refuse to work, his theory that a wind turbine was fraudulently driven by a “little electric motor,” his exemption of his own state pension from his budget cutbacks, and, most recently, the wholesale plagiarism of the Alexander Report, among many other examples.
What a book can do that short-form media can’t do is step back from the headlines to explore the question that matters most: What is Governor LePage’s impact on Maine? The result is a dispassionate, almost understated, riveting narrative.
“Hats off to Mike Tipping for stepping back from the daily barrage of headlines and diving deeply into the political phenomenon that is Governor Paul LePage. From health care and education to buffaloes and black flies, As Maine Went paints an informative and often troubling portrait of one of Maine’s most unforgettable public figures.” -Bill Nemitz, Portland Press Herald
Mike Tipping writes about Maine politics and policy with a focus on analysis and explanation. He works at the Maine People's Alliance and Maine People s Resource Center, writes a political column for the Portland Press Herald. He is the author of The Tipping Point blog on the website of the Bangor Daily News. Join us to be the first to get a look at this important book and be a part of the conversation to make some change in our communities.