"In the 1930s, Hammondsport, New York, was a small town of only 1200, complete with as much local color as similar communities across the United States. Well-known film critic Champlin recounts his first 16 years in Hammondsport in a delightful narrative of growing up during the Depression. . . . Full of humor and revealing confessions, Champlin's entertaining book proves you can go home again. One of the best reminiscences to appear recently."—Library Journal
Charles Champlin is a former writer-correspondent for Time and Life magazines. He was the editor columnist and film critic for the Los Angeles Times from 1965-1991. He is the author of A Life in Writing: The Story of an American Journalist also published by Syracuse University Press and The Movies Grow Up, 1940-1980.