Thundering Sneakers

... girl in the beautiful hand - me - down Lord Fauntleroy suits , he has worn blue jeans that hang low on his hips since he was eighteen months old . He was a twentytwo - month - old toilet prodigy , thanks to his 30 • THUNDERING SNEAKERS.

Author: Prudence Mackintosh

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292752695

Category: Humor

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Originally published: Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1981.
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Texas Women Writers

The first , Thundering Sneakers , solicited and published by Doubleday in 1981 and later released as a Bantam paperback , brings together selections from six years of essays beginning in 1974. In 1985 , Doubleday brought out the second ...

Author: Sylvia Ann Grider

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 0890967652

Category: Literary Criticism

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Texas Women Writers: A Tradition of Their Own is a sweeping account of a rich yet largely ignored literary history covering over 160 years of women's writing in the Lone Star State. Their writings vary widely in theme, setting, and voice; nevertheless, these writers share a distinct tradition that is in part defined by their isolation due to both geography and gender and is wholly different from that of their male counterparts. The introductory essay by the editors covers the history of women writers in Texas from the pioneers to the postmodernists, providing the context and theme for the survey. Critical-biographical portraits of the lives and careers of individual writers both major and minor follow: from novelists, dramatists, and poets, to writers of short stories, children's books, and creative nonfiction. Other essays examine the developmental history of major genres in the region and chronologically review each generation and the particular challenges of time and place that shaped their work. The careers of African-American and Tejana writers are also examined as part of newly emerging literary traditions.
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Retreads

Retreads tells the middle of the story begun in Thundering Sneakers and concluded in Sneaking Out . In this collection of essays , Prudence Mackintosh follows her sons through the " tween ” years between little boyhood and adolescence .

Author: Prudence Mackintosh

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292752709

Category: Humor

Page: 190

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Retreads tells the middle of the story begun in Thundering Sneakers and concluded in Sneaking Out. In this collection of essays, Prudence Mackintosh follows her sons through the "tween" years between little boyhood and adolescence. Vividly portraying the chaos that descends on a house full of active children, she also records the many first times and last times that give poignancy to the middle years of motherhood.
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Merry Wives and Others

As the title Thundering Sneakers indicates , the center of Mackintosh's writing and attention is her children . She and her husband have three boys , and about this situation she is very amusing . As she relates many funny anecdotes ...

Author: Penelope Fritzer

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786480645

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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In many ways, the history of domestic humor writing is also a history of domestic life in the twentieth century. For many years, domestic humor was written primarily by females; significant contributions from male writers began as times and family structures changed. It remains timeless because of its basis on the relationships between husbands and wives, parents and children, houses and inhabitants, pets and their owners, chores and their doers, and neighbors. This work is a historical and literary survey of humorists who wrote about home. It begins with a chapter on the social context of and attitudes toward traditional domestic roles and housewives. The following chapters, beginning with the 1920s and continuing through today, cover the different time periods and the foremost American domestic humorists, and the humor written by surrogate parents, grown children about their childhood families, husbands, and Canadian and English writers. Also covered are the differences among various writers toward traditional domestic roles--some, like Erma Bombeck and Judith Viorst, embraced them, while others, like Caryl Kristenson and Marilyn Kentz, resisted them. Common themes, such as the isolation and competitiveness of housework, home as an idealized metaphysical goal and ongoing physical challenge, and the urban, suburban, and rural life, are also explored.
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Stirring Prose

Prudence Mackintosh's Calves ' Liver ( disguised As Chicken Fried Steak ) Looking back at my first book , Thundering Sneakers , I seem to have spent an inordinate amount of time trying to improve my kids ' taste in food - in everything ...

Author: Deborah Douglas

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 0890968292

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

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Initially conceived as a Who's Who of Texas authors, Stirring Prose was born of Deborah Douglas's brilliant deduction that asking authors to write about their favorite recipes freed them from the big toe-digging constraints of having to talk directly about themselves. Thirty-nine Texas writers offered up a favorite concoction, and their reflections about the recipe's genesis and meaning give revealing glimpses of their personalities and writing styles. Not a traditional cookbook in the Betty Crocker sense, Stirring Prose is distinctively personal. Billy Porterfield reveals his fantasies about a voluptuous restaurant owner and a dream-enhanced recipe for game hen fricassee with a French New Guinea twist. Sunny Nash gives an enticing snapshot of her grandmother. Bigmama, and divulges the secret to beautiful skin with Bigmama's Mysterious Rose Water Splash. And John Erickson shares his Bachelor Cowboy's Delight, the meal he eats over and over when his wife and children are out of town, and which consists of steak, lettuce salad, and green peas. Some of these recipes, such as Dr. (Larry L.) King's Asian Flu Hot Liquid Life-Saver, almost beg for a do not try this at home disclaimer. Others, such as Cindy Bonner's Bohemian Kolaches and Clay Reynolds's Tex-Mex Breakfast, will send readers straight to the kitchen for some serious egg breaking. Each recipe is accompanied by a photograph, a publication list. and an engaging, personalized introduction by Douglas, herself a fine writer. Although not a comprehensive collection of Texas writers (some writers are not yet authors, and some perhaps demurred for culinary or pecuniary reasons), Stirring Prose: Cooking with Texas Authors is adelicious introduction to Texas writers and a virtual dinner party to be enjoyed vicariously.
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Texas Monthly

Thundering Sneakers, her first book, is an often funny, frequently moving account of life in an all-male household — one husband, three sons, and a surly tomcat. She brings her special brand of sanity, good humor, and vulnerability to ...

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Since 1973, TEXAS MONTHLY has chronicled life in contemporary Texas, reporting on vital issues such as politics, the environment, industry, and education. As a leisure guide, TEXAS MONTHLY continues to be the indispensable authority on the Texas scene, covering music, the arts, travel, restaurants, museums, and cultural events with its insightful recommendations.
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Twin Killing

The thundering sneakers return. “She says she'll just listen to the radio. Can Chance come?” “Sure.” “Okay!” Danny shoots out the back door. “Danny! Door.” The door slams. Mo watches from the window as her nephew races down the dirt ...

Author: Marshall Cook

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781440532436

Category: Fiction

Page: 178

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Everywhere Monona Quinn goes, people turn up dead - and Mo ends up confronting their killers! First there was Charlie, owner of the town diner and Mo's first friend after moving to little Mitchell, Wisconsin (Murder over Easy). Then there was the parish priest (Murder at Midnight). And now, even a trip to the family farm yields corpses. Mo's twin sister, Madison, is already under plenty of pressure taking care of her mother and keeping the family farm going, with her husband serving in Iraq. So when her son (also one of twins) is arrested for drug possession, Mo drops everything - including her 80-hour-a-week job as editor of the weekly Mitchell Doings - and drives down to the farm, outside Summersend, Iowa, to help. The simple possession charge turns to suspicion of murder when not one but two locals, who are running a meth lab out of an abandoned barn outside town, are killed. Add to the mix a troubled marriage - when she leaves home, Mo's husband, Doug, tells her he can’t promise he’ll still be there when she returns - and you have tons of trouble for our amateur sleuth.
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Texas Monthly

Readers of Texas Monthly, already acquainted with Prudence Mackintosh's family, will be particularly delighted with Thundering Sneakers. Her perceptive, loving, and true account of one mother's education amidst the chaos of life with ...

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Since 1973, TEXAS MONTHLY has chronicled life in contemporary Texas, reporting on vital issues such as politics, the environment, industry, and education. As a leisure guide, TEXAS MONTHLY continues to be the indispensable authority on the Texas scene, covering music, the arts, travel, restaurants, museums, and cultural events with its insightful recommendations.
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The Triplets Secret Wish

... he covered her with a blanket, bent and kissed her forehead, then went back to the kitchen to make the next day's lunches. Hours later, the sound of thundering sneakers on the stair treads jolted Emma awake. She bolted upright.

Author: Cathy Gillen Thacker

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9780369710918

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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The love between them is the only thing that hasn't changed… Once upon a time, designer Emma Lockhart and rancher Tom Reid were each other’s one true love. Until their dueling ambitions drove them apart. Now Emma has a do-or-die opportunity that could bring the success she craves. When Tom offers his assistance in exchange for her help with his triplets, Emma can’t resist the cowboy’s pull on her heart…or his three little sons. Maybe her real success lies in taking a chance on happily-ever-after. From Harlequin Special Edition: Believe in love. Overcome obstacles. Find happiness. Lockharts Lost & Found Book 1: His Plan for the Quintuplets Book 2: Four Christmas Matchmakers Book 3: The Twin Proposal Book 4: Their Texas Triplets Book 5: Their Texas Christmas Gift Book 6: The Triplets' Secret Wish
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Sneaking Out

the Southwestern Writers Collection Series , Southwest Texas State University , Edited by Connie Todd Thundering Sneakers Beginning the story of the Mackintosh boys that continues in Retreads and Sneaking Out , these essays describe the ...

Author: Prudence Mackintosh

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292752342

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 162

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From 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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