Tom Bodett - author and radio personality

  • <p>Tom Bodett - author and radio personality</p> <p>Tom Bodett - author and radio personality</p>

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  • Tom Bodett: Early Years (audio #1) /From humble beginnings in 7th grade writing self-proclaimed “terrible poetry”, Tom recounts his struggles to become a writer, a life-changing accident, and venturing to Alaska.

  • Tom Bodett: Seven Words (audio #2) // Outside forces intervene in a prosperous house-building career and Tom returns to writing to earn some money. His personal essays are a hit; he becomes famous and spokesperson for a national advertiser.

  • Tom Bodett: Storymaker (audio #3) /// Writing becomes stressful and Tom vows to stop writing. He discovers a new path in the spoken word and finally hits his mark.

About

Tom Bodett is a writer and broadcast personality. His career began in Alaska writing personal narratives for radio. His style and humor appealed to local audiences and within four months he became a contributor on National Public Radio. He wrote three books of fiction, and became a panelist on NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me. With the move to Dummerston, Vermont in 2003, he continued broadcasting and turned to woodworking. But it wasn’t until he was invited to appear on The Moth in front of a live audience at the Flynn Theater in Burlington, Vermont that he found his true calling was storytelling. And decided that he wanted to be remembered as a storymaker.

Tour Stop Location: Dummerston Covered Bridge, Dummerston, VT

Dummerston Covered Bridge, Dummerston, Vermont 05301, United States

Photos of Tom

  • <p>Tom, 2nd from right, greeting friends in Petersburg, Alaska</p> <p>Tom, 2nd from right, greeting friends in Petersburg, Alaska</p>
  • <p>Tom Bodett with Roy Blount, Jr and Roxanne Roberts on NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me  </p> <p>Tom Bodett with Roy Blount, Jr and Roxanne Roberts on NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me </p>
  • <p>Tom Bodett on The Moth at Flynn Theater</p> <p>Tom Bodett on The Moth at Flynn Theater</p>
  • <p>Tom Bodett performs at Flynn Theater</p> <p>Tom Bodett performs at Flynn Theater</p>
  • <p>Tom Bodett - College years at Michigan State</p> <p>Tom Bodett - College years at Michigan State</p>

Research & Production

Producer: Sally Seymour

All photos courtesy of Tom Bodett