Kickflip Boys

A Memoir of Freedom, Rebellion, and the Chaos of Fatherhood
CD - unabridged
Audio (9 discs)
Product Number: DD36740
Released: May 15, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781538519509
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A moving, funny, insightful memoir about a father navigating the turbulent journey of raising two rebellious, skateboarding-obsessed boysWhat 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 they're 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, 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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Author(s): Neal Thompson
Narrator(s): Joe Knezevich
Product Number Z100129700
Released: May 15, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: HarperAudio
ISBN: #9780062847546
Author(s): Neal Thompson
Product Number EB00709696
Released: May 15, 2018
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Ecco
ISBN: #9780062394354

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