Originally published by Harper and Row in 1982, Inside New England offers a timeless warm and delightful tribute to what it means to be a Yankee: clambake and tea party etiquette; Lizzie Borden’s breakfast; how to avoid driving the town fire truck; the six responsibilities of being a Vermonter, who actually landed on Plymouth Rock. This handsome gate-fold edition features wood engravings by the New Hampshire artist Randy Miller, and has been refreshed by the author with a new introduction, as well as updated references.
Few people know New England as well as Jud Hale. As editor of the quintessential New England magazine, Yankee, he has been absorbing and writing about its people and places for more than fifty years. A native New Englander, he includes himself in his droll and often teasing observations. A consummate story-teller, Mr. Hale gives New Englanders something to smile about, while “folks from away” might just get a better idea of what makes New England unique.
Judson D. Hale Sr. joined Yankee Publishing Incorporated in September 1958 as an assistant editor. He then progressed as associate editor, managing editor, and then editor of both Yankee and The Old Farmer’s Almanac. In 2000 he assumed the position of Editor-in-Chief for both publications, and is now also Chairman of the Board of Yankee Publishing. In his capacity as editor in Chief of Yankee Magazine and The Old Farmer’s Almanac, Jud has appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows throughout the country, including the Today show, Good Morning America, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and on CNN.
In addition to his professional responsibilities, Jud servers on the Board of Directors of the Sharon Arts Center, and has been awarded Honorary Doctorate degrees from New England College, Franklin Pierce University, and Keene State College.
Born in Boston and raised on a dairy farm in Vanceboro, Maine, Jud graduated from Dartmouth College in 1958, having served with the Third Armored Division as a Tank Commander from 1955 to 1957. He lives in Dublin, new Hampshire with his wife Sally.
Jud’s other books include his autobiography, The Education of a Yankee (Harper & Row, 1987) and Discovering Our Faraway Brother (PublishAmerica, 2007), a book about his autistic brother. Books he has edited include The Best of Yankee Magazine, The Best of the Old Farmer’s Almanac: The First 200 Years (Random House) and The Old Farmer’s Book of Every Advice (Random House).