Camp Girls by Iris Krasnow audiobook

Camp Girls: Fireside Lessons on Friendship, Courage, and Loyalty

By Iris Krasnow
Read by Carol Jacobanis

Grand Central Publishing 9781538732267

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781549105432

  • ISBN: 9781549105418

Runtime: 4.90 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

New York Times bestselling author Iris Krasnow reflects with humor and heart on her summer camp experiences and the lessons she and her fellow campers learned there that have stayed with them throughout their lives.

Iris Krasnow was 8 years old when she first attended sleep-away camp, building lasting friendships and essential life skills amid the towering pine trees and open skies of Wisconsin. Decades later, she returned to Camp Agawak as a staff member to help resurrect Agalog, the camp's defunct magazine that she wrote for as a child. There, she revisits the activities she loved as a young girl: singing songs around a campfire, swimming in a pristine lake, sleeping under the stars-experiences that continue to fill her with wisdom and perspective.

A nostalgic, inspiring memoir with a universal message on the importance of long-term friendship for campers and non-campers alike, Camp Girls weaves between past and present, filling the page in delicious detail with cabin pranks, canoe trips in rainstorms, and the joy of finding both your independence and your interdependence in nature alongside your peers. Through rich storytelling, Iris shares her own and other campers' adventures and the lessons from childhood that can shape fulfilling and successful adulthoods. Ultimately, Iris powerfully demonstrates that camp is more than a place or a collection of activities: it's where we learn what it means to be human and what it feels like to truly belong to a family-not of blood, but of history, loyalty, and tradition.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A thoroughly enjoyable dip into nostalgia for the simpler times of youth.” Publishers Weekly
“In this love letter to summer camp, bestselling memoirist Krasnow reflects on her experiences over the years…Former campers, particularly women, will revel in the nostalgia emanating from these pages.” Booklist
“We didn’t know it then, but those formative summers spent in cabins, lakes, and canoes made us into the athletes, artists, leaders, and loyal friends we are today. Reading Camp Girls is like finding that old camp photo album in your parent’s basement and flipping through its pages with laughter and tears.” Betsy Fischer Martin, executive director of Women & Politics Institute at American University, former executive producer of Meet the Press, NBC News, camper at Camp Feliciana, Norwood Louisiana (1979-1983)
“Camp Girls is one of the most compelling and thought-provoking camp memoirs I have ever read. Iris Krasnow encapsulates the transformative essence of immersive summer camp experiences and also serves as a timely call-to-action for all parents…illuminating the lasting impacts of positive mindsets and skills nurtured in undistracted, human-centered, and adventurous camp communities." Tom Rosenberg, president/CEO of American Camp Association

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Author

Author Bio: Iris Krasnow

Author Bio: Iris Krasnow

Iris Krasnow is the author of the New York Times bestseller Surrendering to Marriage, as well as Surrendering to Motherhood, Surrendering to Yourself, and I Am My Mother’s Daughter. She has appeared on numerous national shows, ranging from Oprah and Good Morning America to All Things Considered. She lives in Maryland with her husband and four sons.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 4.90
Audience: Adult
Language: English