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P.S. I Hate It Here: Kids' Letters from Camp [Kindle Edition]

Diane Falanga
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (82 customer reviews)

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Book Description

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 bunk, P.S. I Hate It Here: Kids' Letters From Camp will delight with hilarious and heartwarming real-life letters. In the bestselling tradition of nostalgic looks at classic rites of passage, such as Camp Camp and Bar Mitzvah Disco, P.S. I Hate It Here: Kids' Letters from Camp captures a childhood experience shared by millions. This collection of real letters written by children ages eight to sixteen to their parents 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.


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About the Author

Diane Falanga, a mother of two, 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 a number of friends, and sending e-mails across the country she was able to gather a few hundred laugh-out-loud letters for this collection. She is an interior designer and founder of the Heart Homes Initiative of Designs for Dignity (a not-for-profit providing furniture for those in need). Diane lives on Chicago's North Shore.

Product Details

  • File Size: 81567 KB
  • Print Length: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Abrams Image; 1 edition (November 25, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006DD0OZO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #480,265 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it! April 28, 2010
By LB
Format:Paperback
This book is hilarious...having sent my own daughter to camp for several years, I can relate to it. Its funny, pithy and rings true to what a mother can get in those letters. As I rarely do, I laughed out loud when I ready this one. Its a quick fun read, and its a great book to read WITH your kids BEFORE they go to camp to get everyone ready for the journey. Thanks to the author for pulling together such a clever grouping of letters for all of us to enjoy! LB
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Cute, Not Great June 28, 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Honestly, I'm a HUGE fan of 'Found' items and compilations like this but this is the least funny of the ones I have read. I prefer Mortified or the above mentioned Found for LOL value. However, this would be an amusing part of a care package to camp or in the bathroom for a read.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars P.S. I Hate It Here! review November 2, 2010
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book is a cute, funny book and a very
quick read. I liked it and passed it on
for friends to enjoy also. : )
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You will LOVE this book September 3, 2010
By Carolyn
Format:Paperback
Don't expect P.S. I Hate it Here to ever find a permanent spot on your bookshelf. After reading it yourself (this will most likely involve stopping frequently to read your favorite passages to anyone who happens to be nearby), you will end up passing it on to friends and family members, then buying another copy to keep on your coffee table. You will want everyone you know to experience the matter-of-fact hilarity of this book. While I would certainly recommend this to anyone who plans on sending their child to camp next summer, a connection to summer camp isn't at all necessary to enjoy this book immensely. If you have a sense of humor, you will love it. I hope there is a P.S. I (Still) Hate it Here in the works!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific Family Book May 19, 2010
By J. Katz
Format:Paperback
This book is AMAZING and FUNNY and perfect for the whole family. We read the letters out loud during dinner and sometimes cant get through a page because we are laughing so hard. We are also loving the book because our son has a letter featured and each time we re-read it, it reminds us how happy he is at camp. We hope there are many future editions of this book in years to come.

We have been giving it as gifts to many of our friends with children going to camp for the first time as it takes some of the nerves out of the whole process.

A must read!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful & hilarious -- two thumbs up! June 5, 2010
Format:Paperback
If you've ever had kids at camp, you've undoubtedly received letters like these. We bought several copies for our camp-bound girls and they immediately devoured the entire book. We may have to send a box or two of past (and future) letters to Diane for her next volume! This book is a fun read, be it for a quick letter or two or perusing a whole selection. Highly recommended for kids who think the world might be coming to end while they're at camp--as well as for parents who worry and wonder if they'll survive!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious...and touching! September 14, 2010
By Lim
Format:Paperback
My wife gave me this fast-read little book for my 62nd birthday. It's both hilarious and touching. I can remember writing a letter home to my mom from camp with a drawing of a little kid crying on the back of the envelope. So this really hit home. Great for reading aloud to your baby boomer friends. Check it out. I guarantee you'll get lots of good laughs!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read September 6, 2010
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
After seeing this author and review on The Today Show, I knew I had to have it. What a wonderful read! I wish I had this before sending my own daughter to camp in the 70's LOL It brought back a lot of memories and I am getting more copies to give as Christmas gifts this year. Love a book that makes you laugh out loud!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good book
Published 1 month ago by Kevin Pollock
1.0 out of 5 stars I gave up and deleted this stupid book.
Too hard to try to decipher the children's handwritten letters. Would it have been so hard to transcribe them? I gave up and deleted this stupid book.
Published 8 months ago by Noodlemanz
5.0 out of 5 stars London mom
This book was so funny. It brought back memories of camp and made me re read all of my camp mail.
Published 10 months ago by London Mom
5.0 out of 5 stars Just too funny for words
If you need a good laugh (kids always write or say the truth, even when it pains us) please read this fun filled, read again book!
Published 12 months ago by Grandma Burch
3.0 out of 5 stars Funny read, but...
I enjoyed most of the letters in this book, but if you are reading it on a Kindle, some of the pages are unreadable due to contrast or some other issue. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Tony
4.0 out of 5 stars Funny book
This is a funny book. The stories of the kids while at camp are funny. The only thing I didn't like was that it was in the kids handwriting so it was hard to read at times.
Published 14 months ago by Karen Beris
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute, funny, sometimes hard to read
A LOT of these were hilarious but some of them I couldn't read.

M@k€ th€m €@$i€® 2 r€@d but great book nevertheless
Published 16 months ago by XxTheCyborgxX
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book . So Funny and cute .
Oh my goodness everyone should read this cute book . .. I want to get the rest ... This makes my day when i read the pages..
Published 19 months ago by Patsy Shull
3.0 out of 5 stars Book is funny but hard to view on kindle
Not good on my black and white kindle because the book has no text; it is all copies of letters so graphics. Not good on my kindle fire. Good on my iphone though. Read more
Published 22 months ago by sa
1.0 out of 5 stars Camp letters
This may have been a good book,but not good for kindle.
It was impossible to read in most of the letters.
Published 23 months ago by theresa y clarke
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