The Education of a Yankee with Judson Hale
The Education of a Yankee is Judson Hale’s engaging memoir about the grand, eccentric, and occasionally tragic history of his very unconventional family. Born into Boston’s very proper Brahmin world, Hale was the son of a wealthy father who loved sailing and horseback riding, and a beautiful and talented mother who sang professionally. But readers expecting a conventional account of New England privilege will be delightfully surprised. The fate of Hale’s older brother, Drake, led his parents to embark on a dramatic, extravagant, and visionary undertaking that changed the family’s history and brought a remarkable adventure to the small town of Vanceboro, Maine. In this new edition, Hale updates his memoir to include recent revelations, including Drake’s late-in-life diagnosis of autism. Jud Hale joined Yankee Publishing in September 1958 as an assistant editor. In his capacity as editor-in-chief of Yankee Magazine and The Old Farmer’s Almanac, Jud has appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows throughout the country, including the Today Show, Good Morning America, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and on CNN. Born in Boston and raised on a dairy farm in Vanceboro, Maine, Jud graduated from Dartmouth College in 1958, having served with the Third Armored Division as a Tank Commander from 1955 to 1957. He lives in Peterborough, New Hampshire with his wife Sally. Free and open to all.