SUSAN POULIN will be signing copies of her new self-help humor book, “Finding Your Inner Moose: Ida LeClair's Guide to Livin’ the Good Life,” at Patten Free Library 33 Summer St., Bath.

SUSAN POULIN will be signing copies of her new self-help humor book, “Finding Your Inner Moose: Ida LeClair’s Guide to Livin’ the Good Life,” at Patten Free Library 33 Summer St., Bath.

BATH — On Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 6:30 p.m., Susan Poulin will be reading from and signing copies of her new self-help humor book, “Finding Your Inner Moose: Ida LeClair’s Guide to Livin’ the Good Life,” at Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St.

The program is free and open to the public; Bath Book Shop will handle sales at the event.

According to a news release, Poulin’s character Ida is a recently minted “Certified Maine Life Guide.” Ida is a lifelong resident of fictional Mahoosuc Mills, an impossible to-find, but oh-so-familiar town in Western Maine, where she lives in a tidy and tastefully decorated double-wide with high school sweetheart Charlie and adorable dog Scamp. Most important, Ida is a daughter, sister, wife and best friend who draws upon her experiences (as well as those of the noble and majestic moose) to offer practical and hilarious advice on relationships, physical fitness, stress, housecleaning, work, shopping, fun and more.

Poulin, once selected by Portland Magazine as one of the “Ten Most Intriguing People in Maine,” created the character Ida LeClair in 1997. Poulin has been a leader in bringing a female voice to New England storytelling and humor, a genre historically dominated by men.

Poulin has produced five stage shows featuring Ida: “Ida: Woman Who Runs with the Moose,” “Ida’s Havin’ a Yard Sale,” “A Very Ida Christmas,” “The Moose in Me, the Moose in You,” and her latest, “I Married an Alien.”

For more information, call 443- 5141.


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