Eleven Days in August: A Chronicle of Summers

Welcome to the website of Amatore Mille, author of the highly-acclaimed memoir, Eleven Days in August: A Chronicle of Summers. Join the author on a nostalgic journey as he returns annually to the Wisconsin State Fair where cowboy dreams are shattered by the Cisco Kid himself and where Stutze The Pinhead Girl leaves an indelible mark. Meet his Italian immigrant grandfather whose rascally ways leads to hilarious State Fair episodes such as cheating at the pay-to-fish trout pond; how was he to know a trout fly secretly baited with an Italian sausage is not good sportsmanship? These and many other episodes are interwoven in a page-turning carnival ride for all to enjoy. A heart-warming story of returning to family, the beloved Wisconsin State Fair - and self.

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A Reviewer's Choice selection -- Midwest Book Review
"A robust tour" -- Internet Book Watch
"Delightful" -- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"Great Americana...excellent storytelling" -- Barbara Wilson Sjoholm
"A treasure to be cherished" -- Jim Doyle, Governor, State of Wisconsin