My Steamboat: A Ski Town Childhood (Paperback)
In the freewheeling memoir My Steamboat, Dori Duckels DeCamillis revels in the uncommon cold of her Rocky Mountain girlhood--complete with fierce, funny parents, wily siblings, improbably-named classmates, and the feisty menagerie who just happened by. Set in the shadow of Colorado's postcard-perfect Storm Mountain, her book recounts how the people and the place irrevocably shaped her, at the very moment her sleepy little hometown was becoming a big-time resort. Part picaresque parable, part insider travelogue, My Steamboat adroitly spins an endearing coming-of-age tale of love, laughter and growing up, candidly reminding us about the abiding power of place and family.
Dori DeCamillis, a nationally-recognized visual artist, was born in Steamboat Springs, Colorado before the rural mountain town became a world-class ski resort. "My Steamboat" tells stories of growing up with her eccentric family in cold and remote Steamboat. In her late 20s she traveled the United States for three years in a vintage motor home, selling her paintings at outdoor art festivals. "The Freeway", chronicles her hair-raising adventures on the road. DeCamillis owns Red Dot Gallery in Birmingham, Alabama. See her gallery, paintings, and books at reddotgallery.com.