Events & Author Appearances

The Camper Book
Meet the Author: Dave Hoekstra
Fair Isle Books, 1885 Detroit Harbor Rd, Washington Island, WI 54246 (map it)
Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 1:30pm
Join author Dave Hoekstra, for a discussion/signing of his book, The Camper Book
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The Camper Book
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By Dave Hoekstra, Photographs by Jon Sall, Foreword by Jeff Daniels
Price 24.99

Trade Paper

Published Jun 2018

The Camper Book will captivate all those who dream of waving good-bye to the rat race from the window of their own moveable home, be it a camper, RV, travel trailer, camper van, or tiny camper. Not just for placid retirees anymore, camper culture has sprung up among simplicity-seeking millennials, retro-loving "glampers," sports and movie stars, aging hippies, contract workers, "road-schoolers," and others. Award-winning journalist Dave Hoekstra hit the road in his own custom camper van, named Bluebird, to explore the history, culture, subcultures, and future of camper life. Traveling and talking his way through US campsites, RV parks, landmarks, and communities, Hoekstra draws out revealing stories from all walks of life—from Americans who are downsizing material goods while upsizing spiritual pursuits to RV enthusiasts such as Grammy-winning singer-songwriter John Prine and Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon. A modern-day Studs Terkel, Hoekstra provides a delightful mix of oral history, in-depth reporting, and practical information, while photographer Jon Sall's beautiful color photographs illuminate the unique people, places, and rigs that typify camper life.