By (author) Prudence Mackintosh
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Sneaking Out by Prudence Mackintosh
Book DescriptionFrom the endless battles of sibling rivalry to the endless worries about getting indifferent students into-and then graduated from-college, raising boys is the adventure of a lifetime for any mother. Prudence Mackintosh has not only survived the adventure but has also written about it with her signature wit and style. Her essays about life with sons Jack, Drew, and William have entertained the readers of Texas Monthly and other prominent magazines for nearly three decades, offering solace to similarly beleaguered parents and a knowing chuckle to everyone who enjoys watching the real-life sitcom of a fundamentally happy, intact family. Sneaking Out completes the story that Mackintosh began in her earlier books Thundering Sneakers and Retreads. In this collection of new and previously published essays, she recounts life with her adolescent sons as they race headlong to first jobs, first driver's licenses, first girlfriends, and first flights away from the family nest. She also follows them into the college years, when both parents and sons have to find a new balance in holding on and letting go. Along the way, she offers wise and witty reflections on being a woman at midlife, supporting her sons through the beginning of their adult lives and her parents through the end of theirs.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780292719484
(216mm x 140mm x 10mm)
Imprint: University of Texas Press
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publish Date: 10-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Prudence Mackintosh
Just as We Were, Paperback (June 2011)
Writing with both a wry sense of humor and an insider's compassion, Prudence Mackintosh offers us a fascinating look into the world of privileged, educated, well-married, well-connected, and mostly wealthy white Texas women.
Homes of the Park Cities, Dallas, Hardback (November 2008)
Shows readers the architecture and culture of two of America's earliest and most luxurious suburbs: Highland Park and University Park, Texas. Illustrated with over 280 photographs, 75 maps, graphs and archival images, this work covers the history and development of Dallas' suburbs, as well as the architects that designed them.
Thundering Sneakers, Paperback (November 2002)
Mackintosh describes the delights and terrors of living with little boys who are determined to be boys, despite the nonsexist childrearing practices of the 1970s.
Retreads, Paperback (November 2002)» View all books by Prudence Mackintosh
Mackintosh follows her sons through the "tween" years between little boyhood and adolescence.
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Author Biography - Prudence Mackintosh
A native of Texarkana, Prudence Mackintosh now lives and writes in Dallas. She is the author of Thundering Sneakers and Retreads and a contributor to Texas Monthly, D Magazine, and other publications.
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