Patten Free Library Hosts Local Author Brian Daniels

Date: June 10, 2014
Time: 6:30 PM
33 Summer St
Bath, Maine 04530

On Tuesday, June 10 at 6:30pm, Patten Free Library in Bath hosts Brian Daniels, author of Thoughts of an Average Joe (Islandport Press 2014). In 2009, Daniels created Joe Wright—a clueless, middle-aged, thick-around-the-middle man hopelessly stuck in the twentieth century. Thoughts of an Average Joe is the hilarious rambling of a man whose commentaries voice the confusion and angst of a simple, old dude trying to make sense of life in the modern world.

In the book, Joe offers his thoughts about the many issues that confuse or annoy him: “I’m Not Ready for the Wireless World,” “Poachers Are Not Hunters,” and “I’m Comfortable in My Old Skin,” are just a few examples. He, like many men, struggles to understand his “little woman” and others of her gender in several essays, including “I’m Afraid of the Little Woman,” and “I’ve Noticed That Women Are Not Like Men."
You’ll meet Joe, Smalltown (his beloved northern New England hometown), his fascinating friends and family members, Dan’s Market, Small-Mart, Blake’s Esso Station, and the Smalltown News. He hopes his stories will bring a smile to your face and warm your heart. Maybe you’ll even agree with most of his Thoughts. If not, he’ll be quick to tell you . . . well . . . you are just wrong.

Brian Daniels is an avid outdoorsman, a newspaper columnist, novelist, musician, and songwriter. Many of his songs, including four title tracks, have been recorded by eight different artists. His first novel, Luke’s Dream, was released in January 2011. For several years, he has written a humorous column, Thoughts of an Average Joe by Joe Wright, which is featured in newspapers throughout northern New England. Daniels and his wife Laurene live in Brunswick where he has practiced optometry since 1984.