Sting-ray Afternoons

Sting-ray Afternoons

A Memoir

Book - 2017
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A bittersweet memoir of the author's 1970s childhood nostalgically shares observations of his family life as it was shaped by influences ranging from the Steve Miller Band and Saturday morning cartoons to Bic pens and Schwinn Sting-Ray bikes.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2017
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780316392235
0316392235
Branch Call Number: 070.92 R8958s 2017
Characteristics: viii, 328 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm

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philhut
Sep 21, 2017

If you grew up in the Midwest in the 70's, this is a fabulous must-read. Hilarious and heart-warming.

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readingthewater
Sep 07, 2017

Steve Rushin was a much anticipated "Point After" writer for Sports Illustrated before ending that gig to write on other topics. While I miss him in S I, I'm gladly blazing through his memoir of 1970's suburban boyhood. He is witty and alliterative in this fun-tastic memoir of family life in the sports-obsessed Midwest. Not necessary to be a sports fan to enjoy this read by an award-winning sportswriter, but remembering the 70's will make it all the sweeter.

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wavander
Aug 09, 2017

Great memoir of growing up in the 70s including a plethora of pop culture references and a dash of humor!

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