Sting-Ray Afternoons

  • by Steve Rushin
  • Narrated by Greg Baglia
  • 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

More

See More Like This

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Nostalgic--A Compendium of Throwbacks!

If you were born in the fifties or sixties, you might enjoy this review of all the trivia you grew up with. It will bring make memories, and remind you how far we've come, for better or worse. Find a spot in your backyard and settle in for an enjoyable ride back to your past. It seems a lot of our lives across America during this time were extremely similar, despite no Internet and limited television. Uncanny, actually. I could relate to everything in this book despite growing up in a different state.
I LOVED THIS BOOK! Perfect narration, too.
Read full review

- Sharey

One of the best summer reads, ever!

if you want a happy book that flows with memories from the 70s this is a must read. wonderfully written by a man who loves words will make you smile and sometimes laugh out loud.
Read full review

- Alex Szerzinski

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-03-2017
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio