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

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    • Publication Information:
      Large print edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "Before there was 'tourism' or 'leisure time;' before souvenir ashtrays became 'camp' and 'kitsch;' before Goofy Golf became an 'attraction' and today's colossal theme parks could even be imagined, there was 'Beautiful Lake of the Ozarks -- Family Vacationland,' where to this day the ashtrays remain devoid of irony. It was here, at Arrowhead Lodge at Lake of the Ozarks, where Bill Geist spent his summers between high school and college working at this tacky resort. What may have seemed 'just a summer job' became, upon reflection, a transformative era where a cast of eccentric, small-town characters and experiences would make Bill the man he is today. Bill realized it was this time in his life that would shape his sensibilities, his humor, his writing, and ultimately a career searching the world for other such untamed characters for The Chicago Tribune and the New York Times. In Lake of the Ozarks, two-time Emmy Award-winning CBS Sunday Morning correspondent 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. Written with Geistian warmth and quirky humor, Lake of the Ozarks takes readers back to a bygone era, and shows how you can find inspiration in the most unexpected places"-- Provided by publisher.
    • Content Notes:
      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.
    • ISBN:
      9781432873080
      1432873083
    • Accession Number:
      on1137317861
      1137317861
    • Accession Number:
      fay.686885
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      GEIST, W. Lake of the Ozarks : my surreal summers in a vanishing America. Large print edition. [s. l.]: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2020. ISBN 9781432873080. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.686885. Acesso em: 8 ago. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Geist W. Lake of the Ozarks : My Surreal Summers in a Vanishing America. Large print edition. Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company; 2020. Accessed August 8, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.686885
    • APA:
      Geist, W. (2020). Lake of the Ozarks : my surreal summers in a vanishing America (Large print edition.). Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Geist, William. 2020. Lake of the Ozarks : My Surreal Summers in a Vanishing America. Large print edition. Thorndike Press Large Print Nonfiction. Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.686885.
    • Harvard:
      Geist, W. (2020) Lake of the Ozarks : my surreal summers in a vanishing America. Large print edition. Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company (Thorndike Press large print nonfiction). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.686885 (Accessed: 8 August 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Geist, W 2020, Lake of the Ozarks : my surreal summers in a vanishing America, Large print edition., Thorndike Press large print nonfiction, Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, viewed 8 August 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Geist, William. Lake of the Ozarks : My Surreal Summers in a Vanishing America. Large print edition., Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2020. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.686885.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Geist, William. Lake of the Ozarks : My Surreal Summers in a Vanishing America. Large print edition. Thorndike Press Large Print Nonfiction. Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.686885.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Geist W. Lake of the Ozarks : my surreal summers in a vanishing America [Internet]. Large print edition. Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company; 2020 [cited 2020 Aug 8]. (Thorndike Press large print nonfiction). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.686885