Sting-Ray Afternoons by Steve Rushin

Sting-Ray Afternoons

A wild and bittersweet memoir of a classic '70s childhoodIt'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...

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ISBN:0316392235
Number of Pages:336 pages

Sting-Ray Afternoons Reviews

  • Donna

    What a fantastic ride down memory lane! This book spoke to me on many different levels, as I am seven years older than the author. I laughed out loud and at times cried. This book brought back my youth for a couple of days. When a book makes you feel things and does a great job of bringing back your own good times as a kid, it is officially a five star book. Many thanks to Steve Rushin for this gift.

  • Nancy Joseph Petermann

    This book was great. Every single chapter reminded me of growing up with my three brothers. I loved all of the references to the items of the 60's, 70's and even the 80's. From the "8-track" to the "boom-box". This is a must read for anyone that grew up in that era. I am sending the book on to someone else that loves that era, and will probably love reading this book. Good Job Mr. Rushin!

  • Scott

    A perfect read for the summer, but also just a very entertaining Generation-X memoir. Like the Nine Mile Creek referenced by the author, the ambient 70's nostalgia flows steadily throughout his various anecdotes. Nicely detailed, occasionally bittersweet, and often funny - highly recommended if you grew up in a suburban nuclear family during or close to the same era. Thanks for the memories, Mr. Rushin.

  • Jeff

    Rushin's got a few years on me and we grew up hundreds of miles apart, but reading "Sting-Ray Afternoons" was still one long, delightful rush of memories from my childhood. The book's more than just nostalgia for a bygone pop culture era, though: it's a loose historical overview, a coming-of-age story, and — perhaps above all — a wise, big-hearted appreciation of one family's bond, packed with enough universal truth that you'll more than likely recognize a few moments from your own pre-college y

    Rushin's got a few years on me and we grew up hundreds of miles apart, but reading "Sting-Ray Afternoons" was still one long, delightful rush of memories from my childhood. The book's more than just nostalgia for a bygone pop culture era, though: it's a loose historical overview, a coming-of-age story, and — perhaps above all — a wise, big-hearted appreciation of one family's bond, packed with enough universal truth that you'll more than likely recognize a few moments from your own pre-college years, no matter when you were born.

  • Sara

    How could so many of us have the same childhood? Fun, fun book.

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