Two sisters scramble to save their family’s legacy in a funny, huge-hearted novel about grandiose plans and summers to remember by the author of I Thought You Said This Would Work.


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About Bummer Camp

Cat McCarthy has spent years extricating herself from the family business—an increasingly run-down theater camp—and all the drama contained within it. At thirty-seven, she’s putting the final touches on a new life as she renovates her dream cottage and awaits her first child. Does it worry her that the McCarthy legacy is in the hands of her disastrously irresponsible sister, Ginger? Sure. But the camp’s not Cat’s problem anymore.


About Ann

Ann Garvin, Ph.D. is a scientist turned humorist, a USA TODAY and #1 Amazon Charts bestselling author of five books. She is the CEO and founder of the award-winning The Tall Poppy Writers and she thinks everything is funny and a little bit sad.

About There's No Coming Back From This

They said the movie business is make believe. She had to make believe she belonged.

"The show must go on” takes on a whole new meaning for one single mom in a witty and emotional novel by the USA Today and #1 Amazon Charts bestselling author of I Thought You Said This Would Work.

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Movies, Costuming & Ann

Movies, Costumes, & Ann

Learn more about why I write about the movie industry and wardrobe - the department where women primarily run the show, and the inspiration behind There’s No Coming Back From This. 

Praise for Ann

No one captures the human condition in all its complexity, humor and significance quite like Ann Garvin.

—Kristy Harvey,
New York Times
Best Selling Author


Hilarious, poignant, and heartbreaking.

—Jacquelyn Mitchard,
author of The Good Son

A great, big, generous, war-hearted page-turner about best friends, love, loss and dogs. What more could you ask for?  

—Lauren Fox,
author of Send for Me

Garvin’s wit, humor and sensitivity keep her in full control of the emotional subject matter. 

—Publishers Weekly
I Like You Just Fine When You’re Not Around

Despite dealing with some heavy topics—cancer, widowhood, and the impending birth of a first child—Garvin’s book is laugh-out-loud funny.

—Library Journal
I Like You Just Fine When You’re Not Around

Ferociously funny, perfectly pitched, and weighted with the stuff of life. 

—Wiley Cash, New York Times bestselling author of a Land More Kind Than Home 


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