Field Trips with Exceptional People


48 pages
8.5" x 5.5" single signature with hand sewn binding
Published October 2016

Have you ever dreamed of meeting Frank Sinatra or Mr. Rogers? How about riding in a hot-air balloon with Robert Downey Jr? Squeegeeing skyscrapers with Janet Reno? You'll be treated to all this and more in Field Trips with Exceptional People. Each of the dozen dreamy shorts in this book centers around conducting an interesting activity--record shopping, riding a waterslide, baking scones--with a person of note, such as Helen Mirren, Arnold Palmer, or George W. Bush, among others. As a whole, the collection questions our celebrity culture, examining what makes someone exceptional and how the rest of us relate. But to read this debut collection is ultimately a chance to go on a quick trip with an exceptional writer: every scene showcases Bode-Lang's sharp eye for character and ability to craft prose that is pure pleasure to read.