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Author and UB professor Eric Lehman’s newest book “Insider’s Guide to Connecticut” to be released February 29

Leslie Geary
Thursday, February 02, 2012

Insider's Guide to ConnecticutEric Lehman, whose warm, personal guides to Connecticut’s various communities have introduced readers to some of the Nutmeg State’s most beloved hidden treasures, will release his latest book, Insider’s Guide to Connecticut, on February 29.

A book signing will be held 1 p.m. March 24 at the Yale Bookstore, 77 Broadway, New Haven, CT.

Called an “essential source for visitors and locals alike,” Insiders’ Guide to Connecticut (Globe Pequot Press) includes comprehensive listings of attractions—including shopping, entertainment, and family activities—insider reviews of restaurants, and a personal perspective of sites ranging from historic homes to local vineyards.

“Having explored Connecticut for many years, it was a joy to be able to share some of my insider information with other travelers," said Lehman, who teaches travel literature and creative writing at the University of Bridgeport. "My favorite part of the job was probably trying all the ridiculously good food our state has to offer,”

Lehman’s essays, reviews and short stories have appeared in Venture Magazine, Identity Theory, Nexus: The International Henry Miller Journal, Rackelhanen Fly Fishing Journal, Housatonic Quill, Post Road Review, and Strong Verse, among dozens of other magazines and journals.

His previous books include Bridgeport: Tales in the Park City, Hamden: Tales from the Sleeping Giant, and A History of Connecticut Wine, which he coauthored with his wife, the poet Amy Nawrocki. They live in Hamden with two cats.


Media contact: Leslie Geary, (203) 576-4625, lgeary@bridgeport.edu