How to be: North Dakota 

A Guide to the Plains 

A book for everyone who has looked at the vast expanse of Ole and Lena jokes and asked, “Is that it?”

How to be: NORTH DAKOTA offers regional history and culture through lessons and activities about becoming "North Dakotan."  Local humor with universal appeal, it is the perfect gift for a native, a state rival, a new parent or any American looking to learn about a state that's more than "the top Dakota."

 - Praise for A Guide to the Plains -
"Perfectly captures what it means to be North Dakotan, much like I was captured and then shot in the head."
     - Sitting Bull, Sioux holy man and chief

     - Nationally known North Dakota celebrity (to be determined)

"I haven't laughed 'dis hard since I ate Lena's tapioca pudding."
     - Ole

"I haven't laughed 'dis hard since Ole mistook my face cream for tapioca pudding."
     - Lena

"If we stay here, we're screwed with Megatron in the other hanger. Mission City is 22 miles away. We're going to sneak that Cube out of here and hide it somewhere in the city."
     - Josh Duhamel, Hollywood star and Minot, North Dakota Native

Written by Abe Sauer
With drawings by Amy Jean Porter.

Published by IlaDane Press

Contact: / abesauer @