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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.
Number of Pages: 328
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, History
Publisher: Little Brown & Co
Author: Steve Rushin
Street Date: July 3, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-39-8676
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4 out of 5 stars
Jo Annie — 9 months ago
I got this book for each of my adult sons who grew up in the 60's-70's, they both enjoyed it and one son ordered the book for his friend who grew up in the area and at the time that Rushin did.