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
Number of pages: 320
Date of publication: 07/06/2005
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