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Sting-Ray Afternoons: A Memoir

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Sting-Ray Afternoons: A Memoir

A wild and bittersweet memoir of a classic '70s childhood

It's 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. Brothers waking up early on Saturday mornings for five consecutive hours of cartoons and advertising jingles that they'll be humming all day. A father --- one of 3M's greatest and last eight-track-salesman fathers --- traveling across the country on the brand-new Boeing 747, providing for his family but wanting nothing more than to get home.

It's Steve Rushin's story: of growing up within a '70s landscape populated with Bic pens, Mr. Clean and Scrubbing Bubbles, lightsabers and those oh-so-coveted Schwinn Sting-Ray bikes. STING-RAY AFTERNOONS paints an utterly fond, psychedelically vibrant, laugh-out-loud-funny portrait of an exuberant decade. With sidesplitting commentary, Rushin creates a vivid picture of a decade of wild youth, cultural rebirth and the meaning of parental, brotherly, sisterly, whole lotta love.

Sting-Ray Afternoons: A Memoir
by Steve Rushin

  • Publication Date: July 3, 2017
  • Genres: Memoir, Nonfiction
  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • ISBN-10: 0316392235
  • ISBN-13: 9780316392235