Thundering Sneakers

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Thundering Sneakers begins the story of the Mackintosh boys. In these essays, Prudence Mackintosh describes the delights and terrors of living with little boys who are determined to be boys, despite the carefully nonsexist childrearing practices of the 1970s. With telling vignettes of boyish disasters that drive her to despair, as well as the rare quiet moments of hugs and confidences that make it all worthwhile, she perfectly captures the early years when a young mother still looks for "the real mother" to come ...

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Overview

Thundering Sneakers begins the story of the Mackintosh boys. In these essays, Prudence Mackintosh describes the delights and terrors of living with little boys who are determined to be boys, despite the carefully nonsexist childrearing practices of the 1970s. With telling vignettes of boyish disasters that drive her to despair, as well as the rare quiet moments of hugs and confidences that make it all worthwhile, she perfectly captures the early years when a young mother still looks for "the real mother" to come and bail her out.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780292752696
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2002
  • Series: Southwestern Writers Collection
  • Edition description: 1ST UNIVER
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 965,476
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Table of Contents

Author's Note
Preface

PART ONE
Crossing into Thirty
Pacem in Terrors
Tykes Bearing Gifts
Rag Time
Food for Thought
Drive, They Said
Tube or Not to Tube

PART TWO
Something Happened
It's Better to Receive
Birth of a Nation
A Christmas Diary
Masculine/Feminine
Love Thy Neighborhood
Hoping Cio-Cio-San Will Die before the Kickoff
The Ice Cometh, Man

PART THREE
Firstborn
Middle Child
Three's Company
Fathers and Sons

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