Surveyin' Da Situation

Family & Relationships, Outdoors & Nature

By John Matonich

Publisher : Da Bear Investments

ABOUT John Matonich

John Matonich
I was born and raised in the far western end of Michigan's Upper Peninsula and spent my youth enjoying all the aspects of being in this remote area. This upbringing has instilled a love of nature and an appreciation for an honest days work and life's simple pleasures.


This book is a collection of stories written over the years about life and family. They will fondly remind you of similiar experiences in your own life. Some will make you laugh and other may even cause you to shed a tear or two...

I was asked a number of years ago to start writing articles in a professional magazine for a state surveying organization. I agreed to do it but on the condition the articles would never mention surveying or the surveying profession. That was in 1994 and I have been writing them ever since about life and family and my native Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

"Just finished reading the last page of your book. I not going to give out my copy to any one for it will sit on my book shelve and  when I need a smile,I will open it up again and read a few articles."

"If you are a Yooper, or someone who just enjoys reading about family life, and observations. this book is perfect. I picked up the book of short articles to read during a trip with several connecting flights, I had it almost finished before I got to my destination - couldn't stop reading it. Great personal experiences that everyone can relate to. Fine read."

"A great "Feel Good" book! This is just a fun look at the world and things everyone thinks, that we just don't put it in to words. A nice light read that make you reflect back on fond memories from your own life."