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Sting-Ray Afternoons

A Memoir
eBook

"Funny, elegiac... a remarkably sunny coming-of-age story about growing up in a Midwest world." —- NPR

This is a story of the 1970s. Of a road trip in a wood-paneled station wagon, with the kids in the way-back, singing along to the Steve Miller Band. Of brothers waking up early on Saturday mornings for five consecutive hours of cartoons. Of growing up in a magical era populated by Bic pens, Mr. Clean and Scrubbing Bubbles, lightsabers and those oh-so-coveted Schwinn Sting-Ray bikes. And of a father—one of 3M's greatest and last eight-track salesmen—traveling across the country on the brand-new Boeing 747, providing for his family but wanting nothing more than to get home.

In Sting-Ray Afternoons, Steve Rushin paints an utterly nostalgic, psychedelically vibrant portrait of a decade overflowing with technological evolution, cultural revolution, as well as brotherly, sisterly, and parental love.


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Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

Kindle Book

  • ISBN: 9780316392242
  • Release date: July 3, 2017

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  • ISBN: 9780316392242
  • File size: 46836 KB
  • Release date: July 3, 2017

EPUB eBook

  • ISBN: 9780316392242
  • File size: 38170 KB
  • Release date: July 3, 2017


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"Funny, elegiac... a remarkably sunny coming-of-age story about growing up in a Midwest world." —- NPR

This is a story of the 1970s. Of a road trip in a wood-paneled station wagon, with the kids in the way-back, singing along to the Steve Miller Band. Of brothers waking up early on Saturday mornings for five consecutive hours of cartoons. Of growing up in a magical era populated by Bic pens, Mr. Clean and Scrubbing Bubbles, lightsabers and those oh-so-coveted Schwinn Sting-Ray bikes. And of a father—one of 3M's greatest and last eight-track salesmen—traveling across the country on the brand-new Boeing 747, providing for his family but wanting nothing more than to get home.

In Sting-Ray Afternoons, Steve Rushin paints an utterly nostalgic, psychedelically vibrant portrait of a decade overflowing with technological evolution, cultural revolution, as well as brotherly, sisterly, and parental love.


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