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About the author:
After spending his informative years in his birthplace of Elgin, IL - Christopher Dearman has called Dundee, IL, Carbondale, IL, Orlando, FL, and Lake Delton, WI "home" at certain points in his life...
Graduating from St. Edward High School (which is a story in and of itself), he took his talents to Carbondale, Illinois (with a Disney internship mixed in), where he spent five years nurturing his creative muse (while trying not to kill too many brain cells).
Spending the last decade working as a banker and underwriter, Dearman decided it was finally time to confess his some of his amusing life stories for all to read in SANTA'S VILLAGE GONE WILD! and the upcoming CARBONDALE GONE WILD!.
As creator of the the full-color graphic novel BLACKOUT DRUNK and spin-off comic strip BLACKOUT SKUNK - Christopher Dearman continues to shun political correctness, while trying to entertain the masses with his precarious prose.
Christopher Dearman or his creative endeavors have been featured in: USA Today, the Chicago Sun-Times, TimeOut Chicago, and authored books: SANTA'S VILLAGE GONE WILD! and the upcoming CARBONDALE GONE WILD!
Santa's Village Gone Wild!
Tales Of Summer Fun, Hijinx & Debauchery As Told By The People Who Worked There.
Introduction and notes by
Phillip L Wenz
SANTA'S VILLAGE - GONE WILD! is a revealing look at some of the fun, hilarious and outrageous stories that took place during the over forty years Santa's Village in Dundee, IL was open. Summers spent working at Santa's Village was a right of passage for thousands of high school kids growing up in the Chicago suburbs. It was to teach responsibility and life lessons, while bridging the gap from adolescence to adulthood in a safe environment.
We can now lift the curtain and show what REALLY went on...
Christopher Dearman shares some of the behind-the-scenes stories of his two seasons spent working in the hot summer sun, and all the hijinx and debauchery that went along with it. He also collects quotes and memories submitted by numerous employees that will paint an unforgettable overview of some of the coming of age tales that could only have happened if you were one of the lucky ones to have worked at Santa's summertime home.
With a historical outline spanning the nearly five decades the park was open, you'll learn some fascinating and eye opening details never revealed before including:
* Shocking secrets of the frozen North Pole.
* A candid interview with Santa Phillip Wenz.
* Stories from the notorious after-hour parties.
As well as answering questions like:
* How much hanky panky went on at the park?
* Did a former employee steal enough $ to buy a car?
* Were there contests to cause "protein" spills?
* Did the Fire Truck ride really have no brakes???
Completely unauthorized and uncensored Santa's Village - Gone Wild! unveils some of the secrets and stories of summers spent sweating in the hot sun working for minimum wage and food tickets that would make just about anyone "go wild".
A must read for anyone that ever visited the amusement park, or for those just curious to know what goes on behind-the-scenes of one.
- Publication Date:
- 0984453903 / 9780984453900
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 5.5" x 8.5"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Biography & Autobiography / General