Letters from Camp: "PS. I HATE IT HERE"

April 16, 2010 10:06:33 AM PDT
A suburban mom has written a new book for every parent who's ever received a letter from a homesick child or anybody who's ever written their parents with crazy requests from their bunkhouse. P.S I Hate It Here! by Diane Falanga is filled with page after page of hilarious and heartwarming real-life letters from camp. The book www.psihateithere.com captures a childhood experience shared by millions.

PS I Hate It Here! is a collection of real letters written by children ages eight to sixteen to their families. The letters about their adventures at summer camp are laugh-out-loud funny and will have readers reminiscing about their own camp days. More than 150 letters cover all the imaginable scenarios of sleep-away camp, from acing the cabin lice inspection, to rowing in the "ricotta" race, to breaking the bad news about a retainer lost in the wilderness.

"These letters reveal that kids are wittier and more sophisticated than we might assume, and that the experience of being away from home for the first time creates hilarious and lasting memories," says Diane.

A mother of two, Diane was inspired to put this book together after receiving her eight-year-old daughter's hilarious letters home from camp. After sharing her story with friends and sending e-mails across the country, she was able to gather hundreds of letters for this collection. She is an interior designer and founder of the Heart & Homes Initiative and Designs for Dignity (a nonprofit providing furniture for those in need). Diane lives in Chicago's North Shore.

PS I Hate It Here! is available at local bookstores and at www.abramsbooks.com. For more information, visit www.psihateithere.com.

MEET THE AUTHOR
Thursday, May 6 from 6:30-8 pm
The Book Stall
811 Elm St., Winnetka
847.446.8880
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