Talking about a life lived outdoors with Senator Tom Saviello

book coverRecently I was a guest on Senator Tom Saviello’s cable TV show, the Bow Tie Boys. We spent the half hour talking about what we love about our state, focused on stories from my book, A Life Lived Outdoors, published last year by Islandport Press.

You can purchase my book from any bookseller, online at, amazon, or even from me if you’d like an autographed copy (send $19 to cover the book cost plus shipping to George Smith, 34 Blake Hill Road, Mount Vernon 04352, and be sure to tell me how you’d like the book autographed).

You can get a good idea of what the book is about by listening to the show. Enjoy!

George Smith

About George Smith

George stepped down at the end of 2010 after 18 years as the executive director of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine to write full time. He writes a weekly editorial page column in the Kennebec Journal and Waterville Morning Sentinel, a weekly travel column in those same newspapers (with his wife Linda), monthly columns in The Maine Sportsman magazine, two outdoor news blogs (one on his website,, and one on the website of the Bangor Daily News), and special columns for many publications and newsletters. Islandport Press published a book of George's favorite columns, "A Life Lived Outdoors" in 2014. In 2014, George also won a Maine Press Association award for writing the state's bet sports blog. In 2016, Down East Books published George's book, Maine Sporting Camps, and Islandport Press published George and his wife Linda's travel book, Take It From ME, about their favorite Maine inns and restaurants.