Welcome Benvenuti It S Summertime In Northern Minnesota And A Bus Full Of Kids Is About To Arrive At The Italian Concordia Language Village, Better Known As Camp Inexplicably The Chief Lifeguard Has Chosen This Moment To Conduct A Missing Villager Drill, Prompting Staff To Strip To Their Underwear In A Simulated Rush To Search The Lake It S An Inopportune Time For A Surprise Visit From The Health Inspector, But There He Is Just As An Italian Counselor Calls Through The Walkie Talkie, My God, There S Blood Everywhere He S Finally Clobbered The Chipmunk That S Been Stealing His Candy When At Age Six He Had To Be Hauled Kicking And Screaming On The Bus Bound For Camp, Eric Dregni Could Not Have Imagined This Moment But All The Days And Weeks Of Summer Camp Since Then Have Shown Him The Abundant Pleasures Of This Uniquely American Experience And Given Him Plenty Of Stories To Tell In You Re Sending Me WhereDregni Takes Us Back To Those Boyhood Days Of Running Head On Into Nature With His Fellow Campers And Learning A Few Valuable Lessons, Such As Don T Let The Van Driver Leave You And Your Canoe Until You Re Sure There S Actually Water In The Flowage From Discouraging Summer Love To Soothing Homesick Campers To Oh No Bats Taking Everyone To Town For Their Rabies Shots, To The Difficulty Of Saying Goodbye, Eric Dregni S Wise, Funny Book Reassures Us That There S Still A Place In The Woods Where, Unplugged From Devices And Screens, Children Of All Ages Can Connect With The Natural World And With Each Other These stories may sound far fetched, but I was there for a lot of them, and they and others really happened Dregni creates hilarious portraits of campers and counselors, and treats even the most outrageous characters with generosity and compassion Laughing at them never prevents you from empathizing, especially with Dregni the narrator Even though I knew the ending of most of these stories before I read them, I devoured the book in one sitting, cracking up the whole time Lord, I miss Italian camp You might even miss it half as much as I do when you have to put the book down at the end.
Eric Dregni has written nine books including Midwest Marvels, The Scooter Bible, Ads that Put America on Wheels, and Grazie a Dio non Sono Bolognese As a 2004 Fulbright Fellow to the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Eric researched Scandinavian culture and roots for a forthcoming book His time is divided between Italy, Norway, and Minneapolis where he is the curator f
- 160 pages
- Youre Sending Me Where?
- Eric Dregni
- 28 June 2019 Eric Dregni