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Tales from Fish Camp: A City Girl's Experience Working in an Alaskan Fishing Village [Paperback]

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Item description for Tales from Fish Camp: A City Girl's Experience Working in an Alaskan Fishing Village by Danielle Henderson...

Bear chases. Stabbings. Broken bones. Sleeping three hours a day. Drinking whiskey all night. It all comes with the territory when a city girl from New York takes a job in an Alaskan fishing village. Tales from Fish Camp is a humorous take on the day-to-day drudgery of working 18 hour shifts, boozing it up with wizened old fisherman, hitchhiking, blood poisoning, and sucker hosing, filleting and packing thousands of pounds of fish. Though it sounds like she lost a lost bet, Danielle took this job on purpose - with no idea what she'd be getting herself into.

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Pages   120
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.3" Width: 4.3" Height: 0.3"
Weight:   0.25 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Dec 15, 2004
Publisher   AiT/PlanetLar
ISBN  1932051252  
ISBN13  9781932051254  

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More About Danielle Henderson

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Danielle Henderson is the genius behind and the author of "Tales from Fish Camp." As a graduate student and instructor at the University of Wisconsin, her work has been published in several magazines and the anthology "Cringe: Teenage Diaries, Journals, Notes, Letters, Poems, and Abandoned Rock Operas."

Danielle Henderson currently resides in Anchorage, in the state of Alaska.

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Real life, only funnier and way more dangerous  Aug 29, 2008
I love everything about this book. I love that it's pink and it fits in my purse, sure, but most of all I love the story Danielle tells and the way she tells it: with frankness, honesty, and humor. She delivers the lasting impression that this book is a love letter she wrote to honor a memorable part of her life, so it's not only a well-written story but the reader feels like there's a purpose there, too. It's a good feeling.
A little bit of your time well spent  Feb 3, 2008
I know Danielle personally! That said, I know you're thinking I'm going to give her five stars no matter what but I'm really basing my feedback on her narrative. Danielle writes likes she speaks-clearly, with just enough detail to engage you without drawing things out; what you miss out on is her infectious, full-hearted laugh, glowing smile and spot-on impersonations of her grandma and aunts! What you do benefit from is her take on life in this little Alaskan town that makes you feel as though you've been living there with her from across the hall. Keep your eyes open for more of her work as she pursues here writing career-you go girl!
A Little Disappointed  Jul 11, 2006
Before buying and reading this book I had visited her blog in order to get a sense of her writing style. I had also searched for her on the net and read reviews and interviews concerning this book and was expecting something better than what I had received.

I was a little disappointed in the brevity of the "stories" and the book in itself.

While I did not expect the writing to be of a serious nature I was a little disappointed in the ability of the author. I believe that this book should have been worked on a little more. Perhaps if she had done so then the "stories" might have contained more detail and the quality of the writing might have been improved.

The layout of the book, as others below have mentioned, leaves much to be desired and questions the seriousness of the author in the creative writing field. Illustrations in place of the blank pages would have been perfered.

This is a very light read that is perfect when one wants something one doesn't have to spend much time thinking about.

I would, instead of buying this book, either borrow from someone or find it in a local bookstore and read it there.
Something to Not Try  Jun 13, 2006
Well after reading the reviews on here I decided to give this a try.

I was disappointed. The good reviews on here promised me something else as did her blog. I did not enjoy the writing. I feel as if the writer should have waited a bit before putting this to print and worked on this a little more.

The writing is amateurish at best. But it fits the genre and type of book it is.

I'm glad I didn't pay for this as I would have demanded my money back. I'm not in the habit of paying blank pages in books.

If you're looking for an extremely light read then pick it up. But I recommend that you read it at Barnes and Noble instead of buying it.

Good, quick, memorable read about a neat adventure.  Jun 11, 2006
I thought I should put a review up here to even out the bad reviews.

I thought "Tales From Fish Camp" was a pleasant read. The book is basically the narrative thoughts of a girl's adventure to an Alaskan fish camp for a few months. I thought the book read like a 'zine. And since I am a big fan of 'zines, I really enjoyed the book.

It only took me about 2 hours to get through the whole thing, but I found the writing and the stories she told very inspiring. It brought back a good deal of good memories of my own adventures and friends that I haven't seen for a long time. I'm glad Danielle Henderson took the time to write her memories down from this interesting time of her life and share them with us.

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