From Narragansett Bay, Roger Williams, the American Industrial Revolution and the Independent Man to the New England mob, the Newport Mansions, Family Guy and profiles of Buddy Cianci, H.P. Lovecraft and the Farrelly brothers, no book provides a more insightful lowdown on the Ocean State than Rhode Island 101. No book is more fun! Well known Rhode Islanders weigh in on the nation’s smallest state. Investigative reporter Jim Taricani recounts his top stories, Mark Patinkin provides signs that you've been in Rhode Island too long, meteorologist John Ghiorse revisits the most memorable weather events of the last 40 years, Lincoln Chafee offers a Rhode Island treasure hunt and Rory Raven illuminates haunted Rhode Island. From fabulous beaches, historic cities, and dynamite cuisine to corrupt politicians, elite universities and a unique accent and slang, it’s all here.
About the Author
Tim Lehnert is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in The Boston Globe, Montreal's The Gazette, The Providence Journal, The Providence Phoenix, and Rhode Island Monthly. He lives in Cranston, Rhode Island.
"A great guide to anyone who wants to know what stuffies are, what comprises an Awful-Awful, or why cabinets have nothing to do with home furnishings." —Newport Daily News
"This should be standard issue for every new reporter who moves into the state." —The Rhode Show, WPRI 12, Providence, Rhode Island
"A great book for anybody that loves the quirkiness of this state." —WHJJ AM 920
"An odd book about an odd state. Tim Lehnert's Rhode Island 101 puts it all in a handy nutshell." —Providence Journal
"A compilation of everything and anything a person could possibly want to know about the smallest state in the nation. It presents Rhode Island in all its undersized quirkiness, including a bevy of contributions and quotes from locals and out-of-state observers." —East Side Monthly