Cabin Pressure: One Man's Desperate Attempt to Recapture His Youth as a Camp Counselor

Cabin Pressure: One Man's Desperate Attempt to Recapture His Youth as a Camp Counselor Josh Wolk
  • Title: Cabin Pressure: One Man's Desperate Attempt to Recapture His Youth as a Camp Counselor
  • Author: Josh Wolk
  • ISBN: 9781401302603
  • Page: 124
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Cabin Pressure: One Man's Desperate Attempt to Recapture His Youth as a Camp Counselor Josh Wolk Cabin Pressure One Man s Desperate Attempt to Recapture His Youth as a Camp Counselor What happens when a grown man returns to the site of his fondest childhood memories A wry clear eyed and laugh out loud look at the transition to adulthoodThree months before getting married at age
    What happens when a grown man returns to the site of his fondest childhood memories A wry, clear eyed, and laugh out loud look at the transition to adulthoodThree months before getting married at age thirty four, Josh Wolk decides to treat himself to a farewell to childhood extravaganza one last summer working at the beloved Maine boys camp where he spent most of theWhat happens when a grown man returns to the site of his fondest childhood memories A wry, clear eyed, and laugh out loud look at the transition to adulthoodThree months before getting married at age thirty four, Josh Wolk decides to treat himself to a farewell to childhood extravaganza one last summer working at the beloved Maine boys camp where he spent most of the eighties And there he finds out that there s no better way to see how much you ve changed than to revisit a place that hasn t changed at all.In these eight hilarious, uncomfortable, enlightening weeks, Josh readjusts to life teaching swimming and balancing on a thin metal cot in a cabin of shouting, wrestling, wet willie dispensing fourteen year olds who, contrary to the warnings of doomsaying sociologists, he finds indistinguishable from the rowdy fourteen year olds of his day in any way other than their haircuts With his old camp friends gone, he finds himself working alongside guys who used to be his campers Moments of feeling cripplingly old are offset by the corrosive insecurities of his youth when he s paired in the cabin with Mitch, the forty two year old jack of all extreme sports whose machismo intimidated Josh so much fifteen years earlier, and whom their current campers idolize And throughout all this disorienting regression, Josh s telephone conversations with his fianc e, Christine, grow increasingly intense as their often comical discussions over the wedding become a flimsy cover for her worries that he s not ready to relinquish his death grip on the comforts of the past PPA hilarious and insightful look at the tenacious power of nostalgia, the glory of childhood, and thenervous excitement of taking a leap to the next unknown stage in life, iCabin Pressure i will appeal to anyone who s ever been young, wishes he was young again, but knows deep down it probably isn t a good idea PPbJosh Wolk b is a senior writer at iEntertainment Weekly i His work has appeared in the iNew York Times i, the iBoston Globe, Time Out New York, Sports Illustrated i, and iGolf i He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and their daughter P
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    1. Who has not been to summer camp, even if only for a day And as an adult, who has not sat in his or her industrial beige grey cubicle on a clear, beautiful summer day and wished they were once again that carefree youngster jumping into a frigid lake or pounding initials into a piece of leather Josh Wolk, a senior writer for Entertainment Weekly, decided to spend part of the summer before his wedding doing just that He returned to his boyhood haunt as a counselor, hoping to find his boyhood before [...]

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    2. Oh, summer camp Since it was dark all around me, I didn t see any of them coming I d be in the middle of a chapter when a moth suddenly landed right on my sentence, and with a jolt I d shake the book to make it flit off I made it through about six pages and four regulation sized moths when the most enormous mother moth appeared on my pages In the 0.0003 seconds before I suppressed a scream and tossed the book on the floor, I think I saw it drag one of its legs across its own throat and then poin [...]

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    3. I wanted to read this memoir because I used to read Josh Wolk s writing on EW and always found it hilarious I figured the book would be just as hilarious, but unfortunately there were not nearly as many laughs as I was expecting Still, it was entertaining enough and some of the depictions of the campers were truly touching, even if the whole thing felt like an extended visit to the boys locker room.

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    4. This definitely had some laugh out loud moments, as I expected I am a huge Josh Wolk fan from ew and his recaps there of AMAZING RACE are often better than the show itself That being said, I think a boys or b people who went to camp might like it better than I did, since I am not a boy, nor a former camper.

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    5. After reading this book it makes me want to singHello Muddah,Hello Fadduh.Here I am atCamp Granada.Camp is veryentertaining.And they say we ll have some fun if it stops raining.Very enjoyable book Never have gone to a camp for the summer it allowed me to live vicariously through the author.Anybody that has been to a summer camp would sure enjoy this book.

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    6. summer camps were a staple of my childhood summers and also i am a 90 s kid and super nostalgic all the time so when i saw this book i was SO EXCITED it s non fiction and the premise is that josh goes back to work at the summer camp where he spent his childhood as a camper and young adulthood as a CIT and counselor it s the summer before he is going to get married and become a real adult and he wants to just have one last carefree summer he is in charge of the Bears cabin, a group of adolescent [...]

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    7. The subtitle of this testosterone fueled novel really sums it up well One Man s Desperate Attempt to Recapture His Youth as a Camp Counselor Growing up, I longed to go to sleepaway camp, but had to settle for the second best day camp option To fill that void retroactively and vicariously, I am often drawn to books set at summer camps Josh Wolk s book is alternately nostalgic, introspective, funny and sweet The narrative recollections are ok, but what really stand out are the cabin dialogues that [...]

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    8. I ve given this book the rare and elusive five star rating because not only was it good, but I encountered it at the perfect time of my life A couple of weeks ago, while unemployed, broke, and nostalgic about my own camp days, I came across a job ad seeking resident camp counselors I, too, am 34 years old and, after considering it for a couple of days, I decided not to spend my summer at camp My last camp days were over a decade ago, and at least 30 pounds ago and I think I crave privacy now th [...]

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    9. I loved summer camp as a kid swimming in the lake, hiking through the woods, sleeping out under the stars Now, I prefer my exposure to nature to be at a safe distance But I did enjoy reading Cabin Pressure It brought back so many happy memories and the old envy of kids mainly East Coast kids who were able to spend 4, 8 or even 10 weeks away at camp, while my CYO camp never offered than 10 days reduced to 7 days after my second summer Like the author, I too dreamed of returning to camp as a coun [...]

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    10. Josh Wolk decides to spend the summer before he gets married back at his childhood summer camp He s older than most of the counselors at thirty four, and has a hard time fitting in with them, but his rapport with his cabin a bunch of fourteen year old boys is strong, and their experience of camp is much as he remembers Although some of the activities have changed, and the faces are slightly different older or completely new , camp is largely the same For anyone who shares Josh s summer camp nost [...]

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    11. Oh my headif you ve ever been to camp, this book will resonate and have you laughing out loud Josh Wolk goes back to the camp of his youth for one last summer before he becomes an adult and gets married Some of the humor is crude it is an all boys camp, after all but for any of us who have worked with adolescents, his descriptions of this summer ring true Almost made me want to go back to my summer camp

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    12. What s better than a memoir about a guy who s about to get married and is facing a kind of mid life crisis and decides that returning to his childhood summer cap as a counselor is a good way to process that One who is a writer by trade and does so with the intent of also writing about it His narrative style and metaphors similes make for a very enjoyable read Highly recommended all around.

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    13. what a disappointment His article on entertainment weekly are so funny but this book was a bummer.

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    14. I just could not get into this book I don t know if it because I could not relate since I have never been to any type of summer camp, or I just did not get the humor I also found him to be annoying so that did not help get into his stories I would not recommend the book but many others who have read it liked it.

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    15. Para m , hay pocas cosas tan estil sticamente perfectas como la de un campamento de verano La sola idea del mismo conjuga im genes de d as soleados o de danzas bajo la lluvia tambi n , de los exteriores, de una camarader a supina y est lida y a la vez perdurable , de la construcci n del car cter y de habilidades impensables en el ambiente escolar, de olvidarse por un momento de los estereotipos ganados a pulso entre habituales compa eros de escuela, o de visiones de una formaci n de caballero ch [...]

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    16. Full Review This book was a much needed breath of fresh air for me I read a lot of heavy and blah books around this one and I needed to remember that books can be funny My break from writing reviews and summaries was to put my headphones on, turn on Cabin Pressure, and take a walk to the park I split it up over a long time and the relaxed feeling I got from picturing this Maine camp filled with hyper campers and sarcastic counselors kept me smiling throughout.Josh s fianc e, Christine, was my fa [...]

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    17. This is one of those books where a 30 something, realizing he is now a grown up , has a panic attack and tries to relive his childhood In this case, writer Josh Wolk, is getting married and entering the grown up world at last He decides that he wants to go back and be a camp counselor at his beloved childhood summer camp once before embarking on the adventure of being a grown up Being a writer, he has the flexiblity to take the summer and sign on as a camp counselor and so he goes back and does [...]

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    18. I picked this book up on a used books table I m a sucker for cheap books After quickly scanning the book jacket I was looking forward to this being a novel about a man in his 30s returning to his old summer camp to try and recapture his youth the summer before he was to get married Once I started reading I had to go back and read the book jacket from start to finish because I realized the book was not a fiction novel but an actual account of the authors return to summer camp to recapture his you [...]

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    19. Josh completely encapsulated the feelings of camp the uneasiness of showing up though I ve never been a returner , the exasperation of dealing with the kids, the giddy joy of making a difference, the complete contentment of revelling in the atmosphere, and the total, devastating exhaustion and frustration you feel by the end of the summer.This book was a great read It s definitely suited towards someone who s walked the walk, but even if you haven t, it goes by quickly and has you laughing hyst [...]

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    20. 2.5 With such a very clever title, I thought this would be good to listen to on the way to the mountains, but there s a little too much swearing and stories of drinking so I just listened to it while I cleaned house and pictured myself jumping into a lake from a rope swing I m also reading Little Princes One Man s Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal and it s funny how two stories that are so dissimilar can have enough things in common to make me ask myself, Okay, which book am I in [...]

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    21. I think my favorite line in this book is, Adolescents were able to come up with an endless supply of nonsensical dirty euphemisms because their creativity wasn t hindered by actual familiarity with breasts or vaginas I m not sure how well it works as the coming of middle age story it s marketed as, but it s a fun trip to camp, which is what I was hoping for As a bonus for somebody surrounded by girls most of her life, I also got a summer s worth of unfiltered for girl ears boy banter Wouldn t wa [...]

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    22. This memoir tells the tale of a 40 year old man trying to reclaim his childhood, by becoming a counselor at his former childhood camp I was hoping it would be a bit funnier, as this author is a former Entertainment Weekly writer Instead, I found that he tried a little too hard in his attempts to bond with campers and other counselors It was a good summer read, though I ve never been to camp but always wondered what it would be like, and this paints a great portrait of a carefree summer.

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    23. It s not necessarily Great Literature, and, though the tone is similar at times to some of Bryson s work, one doesn t learn as much as one does from Bryson I did, however, laugh so hard I thought milk was going to come out of my nose It may be just that I share the author s strange and seemingly irrelevant obsession with nostalgia and the things that cause it It may be that I like reading a book that lets me eavesdrop on someone s life In any case, I enjoyed it immensely.

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    24. I picked this up because I always wanted to go to a real summer camp meaning by a lake and not religious It was a good insight into the summers I always yearned for, but it did get tedious at times and I was easily distracted while reading it Would have been much improved by cutting 100 or so pages.

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    25. I think I would have liked this book if I A read Josh Wolk s columns in Entertainment magazine, or B had gone to summer camp as a kid Having done neither, this book was sort of a curiousity without the backdrop of either A or B, it wasn t quite funny enough to keep me laughing, or poigniant enough to move me, although it had moments of each.

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    26. I returned this to the library after putting up with the first 2.5 discs Any attempt to craft a wry Jean Shepherd esque look back on camp and incipient adulthood was shattered by that perfect mix of navel gazing and overprivileged whining that just made me want to kick the author in the shins Sorry, Charlie.

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    27. The summary of the book sounded so promising However, what I got was an uninteresting mish mash of events I couldn t get into this book at all Pity, as the idea of it sounded so good and funny It was neither.

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    28. Love the camper personalities he turns into characters in the book I heard my friend Cade telling the story, with a similar wit, humor, and appreciation for the details in everyday camp life Like camp You ll love the book Check out Wolk s website

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    29. As a former camp counselor, I enjoyed the trip down memory lane I could understand how the author felt I loved camp, but I don t think I could go back The book itself was slow There wasn t anything that made me need to keep reading it.

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    30. I loved this book Part of it is probably the fact that I really liked summer camp as a child so it fulfilled some sentimental need that I had, but beyond that I really enjoyed the mix of humor and poignancy that the author conveys.

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