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Camp Camp: Where Fantasy Island Meets Lord of the Flies

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Publisher Comments:

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

  • OK.
  • fun!
  • bunktastic!!

When you think about camp, what are your best memories?

  • singing "If I Had a Hammer" around the campfire
  • winning color war two years in a row
  • getting to third base with your camp crush

Open Camp Camp and head back to the one place on earth where appropriated Native American terminology, competitive sports, social hierarchy, and libido-soaked nights lived in wholesome harmony. Here is your trip down memory lane, a trip so beautifully illustrated and fully remembered that you can almost smell the pine of the cabins when you open the pages.

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.

Do you miss...

  • camp friendships
  • camp freedom
  • camp fun?

If so, then Camp Camp is your one-way ticket back to this magical world in which Fantasy Island met Lord of the Flies.

Review:

"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

Review:

"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

Review:

"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

Review:

"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

Review:

"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

Review:

"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

Review:

"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

Review:

"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

Review:

"[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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307382627
Subtitle:
Where Fantasy Island Meets Lord of the Flies
Author:
Bennett, Roger
Author:
Shell, Jules
Author:
Roger Bennett and Jules Shell
Publisher:
Crown Archetype
Subject:
General
Subject:
Camps
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Camps -- United States.
Subject:
General Humor
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20080520
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4-C PHOTOS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.48x7.62x.97 in. 2.42 lbs.

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Product details 304 pages Crown Publishing Group (NY) - English 9780307382627 Reviews:
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "Remember camp? Remember the bunk beds, the counselors, the bugs? If not, Camp Camp, with its 300 photos, will certainly refresh your memory."
"Review" by , "From two Bar Mitzvah Disco authors comes this collection of vintage summer-camp stories and photos that offer a nostalgic trip down wedgie lane."
"Review" by , "This is the real stuff, going deeper than any VH1 '80s nostalgia trip or a squandered Saturday afternoon watching a cable rerun of 'Meatballs'".
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "[A] hilarious, touching study of awkward adolescence."
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