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Brendan Smith moved to New Hampshire from Long Island, New York in 1985. His first ten years were spent learning to adjust to life here in Central New Hampshire, the last seventeen have been spent writing about his adventures and misadventures for the Weirs Times as a "Flatlander" - From "Raking The Roof" to "A Day At The Dump" and everything in between. In 1997 after being a contributor to the Weirs Times for many years, Brendan came to work for the Weirs Times and is now the editor.
Among his "Flatlander" accomplishments: he started the group F.A.T.S.O. (Flatlanders Adjusting to Solitary Oblivion) a winter support group for new transplants; he has run for Governor of New Hampshire under The Flatlander Ticket and has entertained groups and organizations around the state with his speaking.
Brendan'sweekly "F.O.O.L. in New Hampshire" column now takes a tongue-in cheek view on anything and everything that has to do with New Hampshire, The Country and the world. He has also published his first book "The Flatlander Chronicles".
Brendan lives in Laconia with his wife, Kimberly.
Brendan Smith was born and raised on Long Island, New York, a bagel’s throw from New York City. In 1985, Brendan unexpectedly found himself moving to Central New Hampshire. Over the next ten years, he worked hard at adjusting to life there. From learning to rake his roof, to buying firewood for the first time, to trying to fit into the social setting of a morning at the dump, he found that these, and many more adjustments, would not be very easy for this Flatlander. Since 1995, Brendan has been recounting these humorous adventures weekly on the pages of The Weirs Times. This book contains the best of those early columns.
Wiers Times Online - Brendan Smith
A F.O.O.L. in New Hampshire