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Bill Geist has been a correspondent for CBS News Sunday Morning since 1987. He has won two Emmys for his work on the show. He wrote several books including Little League Confidential, The Big Five-Oh, Fore! Play, and Way off the Road. He co-wrote Good Talk, Dad: The Birds and the Bees... and Other visa mer Conversations We Forgot to Have with his son Willie Geist. (Bowker Author Biography) Bill Geist lives in New Jersey. (Publisher Provided) visa färre

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Russell Baker's Book of American Humor (1993) — Bidragsgivare — 209 exemplar

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Subtitle: My Surreal Summers in a Vanishing America

This is a charming memoir of the author’s teen-year summers spent working at his uncle’s resort at Lake of the Ozarks in the mid 1960s. He was a busboy, a bellhop, a dishwasher, a janitor, a kids’ counselor, a groundskeeper, a chauffeur, a delivery man. He did any and all distasteful jobs and enjoyed the company of a bevy of lovely young women who served as housemaids and/or waitresses. The pay was abysmal, but they got free room and board, a fair quantity of beer, and, perhaps most importantly, a certain sense of independence. They also occasionally got pretty nice tips, which virtually all the staff used to help pay for their college educations. They made some life-long friendships, and a few romances led to marriage.

While my current sensibilities were sometimes appalled at the behavior these teens engaged in, I had to admit to fond memories of some of my own summer jobs, and especially of the summer staff I met at a local lake resort when I was singing with a band who was performing at the resort supper club one summer. Ah, the indestructability of youth!
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BookConcierge | 9 andra recensioner | Dec 16, 2022 |
A look back through rose-colored glasses at a unique time and place in this author's life. He worked for his larger-than-life uncle at a "vintage" lodge located at Lake-in-the-Ozarks, MO during the 60's. There are a few laugh-out-loud moments and it's a quick read, but overall, I'd have to say there's not much here unless you _REALLY_ want to live someone else's summer job vicariously. For me, I'd prefer much more about the history of the Lake and towns. But after reading this book, all I know for sure is that a dam was built, at least 1 town was drowned, vacations in the 60's were different than today, some of the vacation properties had questionable practices, and kids back then drank A LOT of beer.… (mer)
 
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Jeff.Rosendahl | 9 andra recensioner | Sep 21, 2021 |
I expected something very different. This is really about the author’s family and growing up in a very different time. I generally like the author but this was too much a sentimental and personal journey that didn’t invite me in enough to be entertaining.
 
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out-and-about | 9 andra recensioner | Sep 12, 2020 |

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