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Sting-Ray Afternoons|Steve Rushin
Sting-Ray Afternoons : A Memoir
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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.

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

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  • ISBN-13: 9780316392259
  • ISBN-10: 0316392251
  • Publisher: Back Bay Books
  • Publish Date: July 2018
  • Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.4 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds
  • Page Count: 336