Okoboji

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Alex Gideon is America's heartthrob. His eight movies have been box office smashes, he is rich and handsome, and he has millions of adoring fans. But all is not well. He needs to get away from the pressure of stardom, the demands of his sleazy manager, the Hollywood starlets, and his smothering fans. But where can he go? He disguises himself and sneaks off, unannounced, to the most remote, quiet, peaceful, out-of-the=way place he can find -- Okoboji, in Iowa.
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Overview

Alex Gideon is America's heartthrob. His eight movies have been box office smashes, he is rich and handsome, and he has millions of adoring fans. But all is not well. He needs to get away from the pressure of stardom, the demands of his sleazy manager, the Hollywood starlets, and his smothering fans. But where can he go? He disguises himself and sneaks off, unannounced, to the most remote, quiet, peaceful, out-of-the=way place he can find -- Okoboji, in Iowa.
Much to his surprise, Alex soon finds the Okoboji is an upbeat summer resort area with beautiful lakes, offbeat locals, partying tourists, and lots of action. And the zany Summer Games, sponsored by the mythical University of Okoboji, are underway. Goodbye, quiet getaway.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780976271802
  • Publisher: Sweet Memories Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/28/2005
  • Pages: 242
  • Sales rank: 1,010,028
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

Okoboji is Peter Davidson's twenty-third published book. His works have been published by McGraw-Hill, Perigee/Putnam, Haworth Press, and others. He has received the prestigious Leavey Award and has been inducted into the Iowa Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2005

    What A Parade!!!

    The chapter describing the Parade is one of the funniest things I've ever read in my life. I sat by myself in an empty room and laughed out loud for five minutes. I still laugh until I cry every time I think of it. Oh, the rest of the book was great, too. Good story, interesting setting, great characters, lots of humor, and a tender love story to boot. It would be worth making a movie of this book just for the parade alone!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2005

    Okoboji

    I thoroughly enjoyed this story set in the Lake Okoboji resort area of Iowa. I have visited the area and recognized many of the local businesses and sites in the story and even recognized a few of the locals who were included in the story. Even if I didn't know any of the sites or people in the story, I would have enjoyed it as it's a fun read. Anybody who has ever been to Okoboji or who has ever heard of Okoboji will particularly enjoy the story. Probably a better Iowa story than Bridges of Madison County!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2005

    Okoboji

    I laughed a lot, cried a little, and kept turning pages to see what would happen with Alex, Simone, Filbert, and the rest of the characters in the story. Is there really an Iowa Navy? I know a lot of the characters in the story are real people, but being an outsider I didn't know which ones were real and which were fictional, and it didn't affect my enjoyment of the story at all. Some day I'd like to go to Okoboji to find out who is real and who is fictional!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2005

    Upbeat, fun book to read

    I've never been to Okoboji, but after reading the book, OKOBOJI, I definitly want to go! Easy to read. I just couldn't put it down and finished it in a single day! Two friends have borrowed the book and also loved it. Upbeat, lighthearted, and great fun to read - great way to spend a day.

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