Carlsbad Man Writes Midwest Memoir

by The Editors on December 7, 2008

BacktobarronCarlsbadistan resident and former English professor Daniel Van Tassel, 61, has recently self-published a 140-page book of short essays about growing up in Barron, Wisconsin in the 50s. It’s called Back To Barron: The Heartland At Mid-Century.

Six years ago, while recovering from an ankle injury, Van Tassel started writing the essays. The subjects included being in the Boy Scouts, competing in spelling bees and going ice skating. . . “It came together in the next year or two, but I kept adding and revising,” he said. Van Tassel lined up North Star Press of St. Cloud, Minn., to print the book. So far, he’s sold nearly 1,000 copies. Most of the books have been purchased in Barron County, but he’s sold some across the Midwest, and said he’s pleased with the responses he has received.

Seems quite a few Midwesterners end up in Carlsbadistan. If you did, then check out Van Tassel’s book by clicking here.


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