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Sting-Ray Afternoons

A Memoir

By Steve Rushin

  • Hardback
  • £20.00

A bittersweet, funny memoir of childhood told through a tour of 1970s America via its objects, history and culture

Steve Rushin's childhood featured Bic Pen spitball launchers, Mr. Clean and Scrubbing Bubbles, light sabers and Schwinn bikes, and a father whose job was selling 8-track tapes for 3M. In STINGRAY AFTERNOONS, he uses the objects of '70s America to tell the story of a father, and a family that seems right out of That '70s Show -- and begins to go its own ways at the dawn of the '80s.

A rare talent able to blend the laugh out loud funny with tender moments, Rushin invites readers into his childhood. His observations of America during this period -- its litterbugs, leaded gas, and cultural rebirth -- add up to a powerful memoir and a poignant look at a family that you'll want to share with every child of the '70s you know.

Biographical Notes

Steve Rushin is a writer for Sports Illustrated and the 2006 National Sportswriter of the Year. He is the author of four nonfiction books and a novel. His work has been collected in The Best American Sports Writing, The Best American Travel Writing, and The Best American Magazine Writing anthologies. He lives in Connecticut.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780316392235
  • Publication date: 27 Jul 2017
  • Page count: 352
  • Imprint: Little, Brown US
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