Friends, I’ve had plenty of readings before. Readings in dive bars. Readings in the middle of the woods, where all the audience members were dehydrated and lost. But this upcoming reading at the Booksmith — marking the centennial of the National Park Service –– will be like a virtual car camping experience. Because of fire regulations, I don’t think we’ll be able to build an actual bonfire at the Booksmith, a wonderful San Francisco bookstore, but there will be campfire stories, trail mix, and barley-malt drinks.
Anyway, the fun will take place at July 12, 730 p.m. sharp. I will read from two sections of the book, which takes you through the wild and woolly history of American camping from the chilly heights of Whitney to the swamps of the Everglades. I will answer any questions you have, and we will hang out, and reflect on campouts past, present and future. I hope to see you all there for a night of sugar and foamy drinks and sugary, foamy campfire tales.