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The Resource Lake of the Ozarks : my surreal summers in a vanishing America, Bill Geist

Lake of the Ozarks : my surreal summers in a vanishing America, Bill Geist

Label
Lake of the Ozarks : my surreal summers in a vanishing America
Title
Lake of the Ozarks
Title remainder
my surreal summers in a vanishing America
Statement of responsibility
Bill Geist
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Bill Geist reflects on his coming of age in the American heartland of the Midwest and traces his evolution as a man and a writer, in the summers between high school and college, before he went off to Vietnam and the country went to Hell."--Provided by publisher
  • "Before there was 'tourism' and souvenir ashtrays became 'kitsch,' the Lake of the Ozarks was a Shangri-La for middle-class Midwestern families on vacation, complete with man-made beaches, Hillbilly Mini Golf, and feathered rubber tomahawks. It was there that author Bill Geist spent summers in the sixties during his school and college years, working at Arrowhead Lodge--a small resort owned by his bombastic uncle--in all areas of the operation, from cesspool attendant to bellhop. What may have seemed just a summer job became, upon reflection, a transformative era where a cast of eccentric, small-town characters and experiences shaped (some might suggest 'slightly twisted') Bill into the man he is today. He realized it was this time in his life that had a direct influence on his sensibilities, his humor, his writing, and ultimately a career searching the world for other such untamed creatures for the Chicago Tribune, the New York Times, and CBS News. In [this book], Emmy Award-winning CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Bill Geist reflects on his coming of age in the American heartland and traces his evolution as a man and a writer. He shares laugh-out-loud anecdotes and tongue-in-cheek observations guaranteed to evoke a strong sense of nostalgia for 'the good ol' days.' Written with Geistian wit and warmth, Lake of the Ozarks takes readers back to a bygone era, and demonstrates how you can find inspiration in the most unexpected places."--Dust jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
PUL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Geist, William
Dewey number
977.8/493
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
F472.O93
LC item number
G45 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Geist, William
  • Summer resorts
  • Teenage boys
  • Teenagers
  • Summer employment
  • Youth
  • Coming of age
  • Ozarks, Lake of the, Region (Mo.)
  • Missouri
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional / General
  • HISTORY / Americas (North, Central, South, West Indies)
  • Geist, William
  • Coming of age
  • Manners and customs
  • Summer employment
  • Summer resorts
  • Teenage boys
  • Teenagers
  • Youth
  • Missouri
  • Missouri
Label
Lake of the Ozarks : my surreal summers in a vanishing America, Bill Geist
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The drive down/ now and then -- The strip -- The tourist trappers -- Uncle Ed -- The Chili Pond -- Extreme dishwashing -- Another day, another dollar -- Amateur night in the kitchen -- The great salad bar debate -- Ozark bellhops -- The Pow Wow Room -- La Noche de la Larry Don -- Sisterhood of servers -- I don't get it -- Night desk -- The Ozark outback -- Getting to the point -- Cross-cultural exchange -- The best laid plans -- Autumn leaves
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 195 pages
Isbn
9781538729809
Lccn
2018048035
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1048944619
  • (OCoLC)1048944619
Label
Lake of the Ozarks : my surreal summers in a vanishing America, Bill Geist
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The drive down/ now and then -- The strip -- The tourist trappers -- Uncle Ed -- The Chili Pond -- Extreme dishwashing -- Another day, another dollar -- Amateur night in the kitchen -- The great salad bar debate -- Ozark bellhops -- The Pow Wow Room -- La Noche de la Larry Don -- Sisterhood of servers -- I don't get it -- Night desk -- The Ozark outback -- Getting to the point -- Cross-cultural exchange -- The best laid plans -- Autumn leaves
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 195 pages
Isbn
9781538729809
Lccn
2018048035
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1048944619
  • (OCoLC)1048944619

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