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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (99 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael D. Eisner Narrator: Michael D. Eisner Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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For those who have been there, there is no forgetting the sounds and smells of summer camp: of dusty playing fields, platform tents, and wood cabins; of mist rising off the water at dawn and the sparks of a Sunday night campfire sailing up into a cold night sky. Now Michael D. Eisner shares a deeply personal memoir of his own experiences at one remarkable Vermont summer camp, of the life lessons he learned there and how they helped turned him into the man he is today.

Camp is Eisner's ode to Keewaydin, a summer camp that was already a family tradition when he was a boy and that continues as a tradition today. As he recounts his experiences at Keewaydin, from his own first night away from home to his years as a counselor to an emotionally charged visit back as the father of a new generation of Keewaydin campers, Camp becomes a guide to growing up: learning to rely on yourself as you work in a team, competing to win but finding pride and growth in defeat, discovering the wonder of nature as well as the nature of the men and women who have gone before you. From a Saturday night dance at a nearby girls' camp to the portrait of Keewaydin's legendary leader, a strong young man in Eisner's youth and a proud octogenarian in his children's time, Michael D. Eisner shares anecdotes that are by turns heartwarming and hilarious, excruciating and tender. He talks about his family's commitment to helping less advantaged young people share Keewaydin's wonders, lifelong friendships that were forged there, and how moments from those summers return when he is hard at work in Hollywood or alone with his wife or children.

A rare glimpse into the inner life of an American corporate executive, Camp is an important personal chronicle of success: the kind of success that a child can find in a remote corner of the Vermont woods, and never ever leave behind.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lorene | 5/18/2013

    " Not the best written book, but it has heart and reminded me of girlhood summer camps. My experiences weren't as as instructional as those experienced by Eisner et al, but I have fond memories of them nonetheless. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Lisa Craig | 2/13/2013

    " Not as interesting as I had hoped. Had a lot of potential, but didn't learn anything new. I think anyone would have lost interest quickly if you were not familiar with a camp experience. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Perry Allison | 10/3/2012

    " Nice account of his camp experience and how it has impacted the person he is.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jenn McCowan | 3/9/2012

    " Interesting subject, tepid writing, but the proceeds go to send underprivileged kids to camp, so there is that... "

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About the Author

Michael D. Eisner has been a leader in the American entertainment industry for four decades. While president of Paramount Pictures, he turned out hit films such as Raiders of the Lost Ark and Saturday Night Fever. As chairman and CEO of the Walt Disney Company, he transformed a film and theme park company with $1.8 billion in enterprise value into a global media empire valued at $80 billion. In 2005 he founded the Tornante Company, a privately held corporation that makes investments in and incubates companies and opportunities in the media and entertainment space.