Survivor Winner Sworn to Silence
Last December South Portland physics teacher Bob Crowley won national fame — and a million bucks — for outwitting, outplaying, and outlasting his competitors on the CBS game show "Survivor." Now Crowley has penned an autobiography, with help from a friend. But here's the weird thing: Crowley's contract with CBS precluded him from writing a single word about his experiences in Gabon. Instead the now retired teacher, who took home $660,000 after taxes, recounts his eccentric life growing up in the Pine Tree State. Crowley says the experience prepared him well. "When I was [in Gabon]," he tellls the Press Herald, "I found out there's a lot of things people in Maine know how to do, like tie up boats in the dark or land boats on a beach." That's true enough. But if you want the straight dope about what went down in the jungle, you'll just have to corner Maine's own survivor at one of his book signings. There's one scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 1 at Nonesuch Books in South Portland. 207-799-2659.