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37 Summers: My Years as a Camp Director
Through a series of short stories and character portraits, we learn of the joys, trials and surprises that make up the life of the Director of a children’s summer camp. Arthur asserts “there are very few people who have the opportunity to create a world of their own, a world where the only two goals are the growth and the happiness of its inhabitants.” We learn that those ...more
Paperback, 275 pages
Published April 7th 2012 by Zorba Press
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One of my favourite books from 2012. There is little “literary” skill in the writing, no particular thought given for structure of style, none of the overdoses of droll irony or self-deprecating humour that perpetuate most popular memoirs these days. Yet this is partially why I loved it. It’s a straight-forward, sincere account of some great memories. There’s nothing show-offy about it. It’s very a very dated, simple book, and that makes it very original and fresh in many ways. Like its author, ...more