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The Resource Kickflip boys : a memoir of freedom, rebellion, and the chaos of fatherhood, Neal Thompson

Kickflip boys : a memoir of freedom, rebellion, and the chaos of fatherhood, Neal Thompson

Label
Kickflip boys : a memoir of freedom, rebellion, and the chaos of fatherhood
Title
Kickflip boys
Title remainder
a memoir of freedom, rebellion, and the chaos of fatherhood
Statement of responsibility
Neal Thompson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"With a dispassionate but tender eye, Thompson captures the ache, fizz, yearning and frustration of being the father of adolescent boys--and of adolescence itself, observed and remembered." --Michael Chabon. What makes a good father, and what makes one a failure? Does less-is-more parenting inspire independence and strength, or does it encourage defiance and trouble? Kickflip Boys is the story of a father's struggle to understand his willful skateboarder sons, challengers of authority and convention, to accept his role as a vulnerable "skate dad," and to confront his fears that the boys are destined for an unconventional and potentially fraught future. With searing honesty, Neal Thompson traces his sons' progression through all the stages of skateboarding: splurging on skate shoes and boards, having run-ins with security guards, skipping classes and defying teachers, painting graffiti, drinking and smoking, and more. As the story veers from funny to treacherous and back, from skateparks to the streets, Thompson must confront his complicity and fallibility. He also reflects on his upbringing in rural New Jersey, and his own adventures with skateboards, drugs, danger, and defiance. A story of thrill-seeking teens, of hope and love, freedom and failure, Kickflip Boys reveals a sport and a community that have become a refuge for adolescent boys who don't fit in. Ultimately, it's the survival story of a loving modern American family, of acceptance, forgiveness, and letting go"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thompson, Neal
Dewey number
  • 796.22
  • 305.2351
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Thompson, Neal
  • Skateboarding
  • Autonomy in adolescence
  • Parenting
  • Fathers and sons
Label
Kickflip boys : a memoir of freedom, rebellion, and the chaos of fatherhood, Neal Thompson
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1033566228
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 288 pages
Isbn
9780062394347
Lccn
2017052651
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • BK0021333076
  • (OCoLC)1033566228
Label
Kickflip boys : a memoir of freedom, rebellion, and the chaos of fatherhood, Neal Thompson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1033566228
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 288 pages
Isbn
9780062394347
Lccn
2017052651
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • BK0021333076
  • (OCoLC)1033566228

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