Bearin's The Book

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Bearin’s (bâr'ĭns)—When you’re on the water, the act of figuring out where you are and what’s going on is known as “getting your bearings.” The same applies to life itself. In the Northeast, we often don’t fuss around with the letter “g” at the ends of our words. Therefore, “Bearin’s”—which has been the name of a column in Commercial Fisheries News for over 20 years.        

This is an author-selected sampling of those columns, the best of his unique blend of humor, wry observations, and personal reflections on life. While originally written for a fishing audience, Brian Robbins’ columns encompass characters, situations, and themes bound to resonate with all readers.  He'll make you laugh, maybe even shed a tear, and definitely leave you wanting more.

What People are Saying:

“I invite you to put your hand on the cover of this book, close your eyes and see if you can feel its heart beating. If you do, then try laughing a bit, too. Now you’re in the spirit of Brian Robbins, telling his tales that will make you laugh so hard you’ll have to lay down on the couch, but eventually he’ll also get you right where it counts as you feel his spirit in the depths of your heart.”     

—Randy Olson, Ph.D. (a.k.a. “Doc Urchin”); scientist-turned-filmmaker; author of Don’t Be Such a Scientist: Talking Substance in an Age of Style


About the Author Brian Robbins, Commercial Fisheries News Columnist

Brian Robbins grew up in Stonington, ME, a commercial fisherman for many years. He now lives and writes in the Midcoast area of Maine, with his wife Felicity Myers (“Tigger” in this book), and faithful Chesapeake Bonnie. “Bearin’s”—is the name of the column Brian Robbins has written in Commercial Fisheries News for over 20 years. Brian has selected a sampling of those columns, the best of his unique blend of humor, wry observations, and personal reflections on life. While originally written for a fishing audience, Brian’s columns encompass characters, situations, and themes bound to resonate with all readers. He'll make you laugh, maybe even shed a tear, and definitely leave you wanting more.