Writings on Summer Camp

Book - 2005
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Margaret Atwood tells of a girl swallowed up by the woods and lost forever. Mark Oppenheimer experiences leftist utopia in a nature camp. David Sedaris avoids having a bowel movement for a month. ZZ Packer teaches a lesson in black and white to the girls of Brownie Troop 909. These are among the stories and essays in this anthology featuring eighteen diverse writers remembering with nostalgia--as well as dread--the childhood days of summer camp. Ah, camp, where a bullied young girl with limp hair and three names will do anything to meet the demands of being popular; where Woody Guthrie is no longer a folk icon, but rather a cabin for young nudists; and where, in that Kumbaya solitude, homesickness, independence, and the need for healthy revenge all stick like s'mores to the heart and soul. Featuring stories, essays, and cartoons by: James Atlas Margaret Atwood Kevin Canty Terry Galloway Lev Grossman Cynthia Kaplan Josh Lambert Andrea Lee Ursula K. LeGuin Thisbe Nissen Mark Oppenheimer ZZ Packer Steven Rinehart David Sedaris
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2005
Edition: 1st Riverhead trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9781594480881
Call Number: 818.608 SL25
Characteristics: xv, 314 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Simonoff, Eric


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