Lunch with Tommy and Stasia
TV's Golden Age of Candlepin Bowling
Raised in Detroit, Mike Morin discovered candlepins later in life and quickly became interested in the stars whose stories made the game so compelling. A retired radio host and candlepin TV broadcaster, Mike continues to bowl candlepins in New Hampshire, where he lives with Barbara and their dog, Basia.
“New England is the only place in the world you can ask someone, ‘Big balls or little balls?’ and not get punched in the nose. That’s because it is the birthplace and home of the unique and fascinating game of candlepin bowling, and Mike Morin captures the essence of the sport and its stars in this long overdue book.” —Bill Ballou, Worcester Telegram & Gazette sportswriter and lousy candlepin bowler
“More stories of the rise and fall of the local bowler. I could read a thousand of them. You want to take a journey with these guys who never thought they would have fame and fortune and see how it played out.” —Matt Selman, Executive Producer of The Simpsons
"Some hunt for gold to become rich. Mike Morin hunts for stories and we are all richer for his efforts. With the instincts of a seasoned reporter and the timing of a stand-up comedian he’s the perfect guy to mine this priceless deposit of New England characters and legends." —Rick Broussard, Editor New Hampshire magazine
"I have been lucky to compete at the highest level of candlepin bowling. I’ve had some victories and some defeats but my greatest victories are the lifelong friendships developed directly because of this great game. Thanks to Lunch with Tommy and Stasia, those lifelong friendship memories will live with me forever." —Dan Murphy, Hall of Fame bowler, TV analyst