Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Book Review: Dog Days: A Year in the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile by Dave Ihlenfeld

Read for non-fiction book club at CLPL (Real World Reads) January 2015.  The style is memoir.  This is a summer job plus coming of age story, but in an unusual car.  It is a fun lighthearted read that will give you a nice dose of nostalgia, you'll learn a bit about the history of Oscar Meyer (and if you live near Chicago it is a little hometown interest as well), and you'll see the joy and challenges they had driving these crazy cars.  I learned that you always take "weenie whistles" with you when going to Walmart because everybody will stop you for one, how outdated these cars still are, and if I know a young person looking for something fun to do the summer after they finish college, I know where to tell them to apply.  Although we read this in January, I would recommend this more as a summer read, since it is a bubbly travel journal of a young man with a playful attitude.
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