Memories of camp
A collection of reminiscences about summer camp -- where "Fantasy Island" meets "Lord of the Flies."
Roger Bennett is co-author of "Camp Camp: Where Fantasy Island Meets Lord of the Flies." It's a collection of summer camp reminiscences and ephemera from people who came of age in the 1970s and 1980s. Contributors include AJ Jacobs, David Wain, Paul Feig and Sloane Crosley.
Bennett has his own very personal memories of camp, and shares them with Jesse Thorne.
He says camp was, "... an incredible window into the social, cultural and economic realities that makes this country both great and terrifying at the same time."
Chapters in the book include "Camp Gastronomy," "Socials," "Camp Love" and "Visiting Day."
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