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Camp Camp: Where Fantasy Island Meets Lord of the Fliesby Roger Bennett
Synopses & Reviews
Dear Former Campers:
Do you recall your glory days at summer camp as some of the best months of your life? Was your camp experience
Camp Camp is a love letter to camp, a chance to relive every Champion sweatshirt-wearing, accidental-bed-wetting, sky-hook-wedgie-receiving, tie-dye-making golden moment via hundreds of photographs and stories straight from the source, including tall tales from AJ Jacobs, Rachel Sklar, Paul Feig, David Wain, Jamie Denbo, and Rodney Rothman.
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"Camp Camp serves as a kind of summer yearbook, collecting fond and not-so-fond memories of bunkmates, first kisses, tie-dye T-shirts and bug juice." New York Daily News
"Bennett and Shell celebrate coming-of-age in the rarefied world of short sheeting and atomic wedgies, which parents paid for in exchange for a couple of weeks of summertime quiet. Lots of pictures and vignettes that might make you laugh until you — well, like someone put your hand in warm water."Raleigh News and Observer
"Remember camp? Remember the bunk beds, the counselors, the bugs? If not, Camp Camp, with its 300 photos, will certainly refresh your memory." USA Today
"From two Bar Mitzvah Disco authors comes this collection of vintage summer-camp stories and photos that offer a nostalgic trip down wedgie lane." Entertainment Weekly
"This is the real stuff, going deeper than any VH1 '80s nostalgia trip or a squandered Saturday afternoon watching a cable rerun of 'Meatballs'". Washington Post
"Some experiences define a generation — the Greatest Generation endured World War II; the assassination of JFK and Woodstock are milestones for baby boomers. Generation X's seminal event? Summer camp." Boston Herald
"There are two kinds of people: Those who adored summer camp and those who were completely, inconsolably miserable. Whichever type you were, Camp Camp will stir up powerful memories — Bunkhouse pranks, counselor worship, god-awful talent shows, summer crushes — they're all here, both hilarious and wince-worthy." Newsday
"Camp Camp compiles campers' memories from the 1980s and early '90s — and hilarious photos documenting the era's most cringe-inducing fashions and big hair." Fort Worth Star-Telegram
"[A] hilarious, touching study of awkward adolescence." LA Times
About the Author
Roger Bennett is a member of the Academy of the Recent Past. www.academyoftherecentpast.com
Jules Shell collects old family business logos and the stories that go with them at www.projectbrandnew.com.
Roger and Jules are the co-creators of Bar Mitzvah Disco.
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