Testimonials

What people have to say…

Suddenly, the Cider Didn’t Taste So Good: Adventures of a Game Warden in Maine

“This book will have you rolling your eyes…and laughing. And it’s all true! John Ford is a beloved and respected local icon who knows how to tell a rollicking, good tale. It was so brilliant of him to take notes of his exploits during his many years as a Maine Game Warden. Each short story is better than the last.

As a former Maine county dispatcher in the 80’s, I had the great pleasure of getting to know Game Warden John Ford. He knows people and respects them. And they respect him…(no matter how many times he may have placed them in custody.)
Enjoy this talented man’s storytelling, share it with your friends, then get his second book! (A third is in the works!)”

Kim Dunn

Suddenly, the Cider Didn’t Taste So Good: Adventures of a Game Warden in Maine

“First bought this book as a gift for someone else while on vacation. It was recommeded by an owner of a small bookstore in Maine who said “you’d get a kick out of it.” We skimmed the pages and liked the contents so much I ordered a copy on Amazon for ourselves. It arrived earlier than expected and was cheaper than at the bookstore. It was appealing to my boyfriend who doesn’t read much, but liked this one. I don’t really have a certain style of books that I am into, as long as I can get into it, I’ll read it, and this one def grabbed my attention just skimming the pages”

Emily Hurst

Deer Diaries: Tales of a Maine Game Warden

“An entertaining book that will leave readers chuckling, speechless or both… The secret to Ford’s success is simple: He knows of what he writes. And he kept good notes in a diary during his career as a warden, realizing that someday, someone might want to hear his stories. That’s all great news for readers, who will gobble up his collection of stories.”

John Holyoke

Bangor Daily News

This Cider Still Tastes Funny!: Further Adventures of a Game Warden in Maine “I thought John Ford’s first book, “Suddenly, The Cider Didn’t Taste So Good”, was terrific. I’ve also heard him speak and have had the opportunity to chat with him about his adventures. John is a pretty funny guy in person as well. He’s back again with more tales of his days as a Maine Game Warden which is just as comical and well-written as his earlier work. It’s a great gift for those `from away’ and Waldo County residents might even recognize a few of their neighbors. It’s the kind of book anyone who likes humor, set in Maine, will enjoy. And what’s more, all these tales are all (ostensibly) true!” Ed King

Suddenly, the Cider Didn’t Taste So Good: Adventures of a Game Warden in Maine

“I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I was a little hesitant at first as I am a non-hunter who found the movie “Bambi” too traumatic to finish. However, I am comforted that there are great men like the author that risk their lives to protect animals from the deplorable behavior of poachers. As a bonus, Mr. Ford does this with respect and humor. This book is a great collection of easy to read essays that will make you smile and laugh. I bought the second book “This Cider Still Tastes Funny” before finishing this one because I did not want the stories to end.”

Kelley R. Manley

Deer Diaries: Tales of a Maine Game Warden

“Great read, enjoyed the location descriptions along with the event description. Having been born and raised in Waldo County, but joining the Army and living in Washington State for the past 54years, I was able to really visualize the locations John was describing and it made the book that much more enjoyable.

His description of his Warden career makes one realize how much simpler life was in those years as compared to now, when we are supposed to live with “politically correct” decisions. It sounds like hunting in Maine has changed from how I remember it, where I spent hours and hours with my Grandfather and his close friends hunting together, in the woods, not driving around in vehicles, I’m sorry to say, not only a Maine change, but also Washington State and probably everywhere.
Well written, good humor, but still a message of changing times well pointed out.”

George Godding