Outskirts Press Announces the Publication of "Pawhuska Kids' Stuff" New Non-Fiction Brings to Life Memories of the Fifties and a Special Hometown

Bartlesville, OK, June 24, 2007 --(PR.com)-- Pawhuska Kids’ Stuff is one man’s tribute to his hometown of Pawhuska, Oklahoma. It is also a kind of love story that offers a 1950s walk down memory lane and all that that implies. Like so many, the first dance, first kiss, first car is a part of the collective memory of growing up in America, and Pawhuska Kids’ Stuff is bound to have readers looking back at their own childhood journeys and those friendships that will never be forgotten.

It was a time, post WWII, when TV was Westerns and afternoons were spent bike riding. Life was Davy Crockett, playing in the high school marching band, hanging out at the Dairy Queen, and Saturday matinees watching sci-fi movies. Elvis Presley was king, but Buddy Holly spoke more to the soul of a teenage boy.

“It was his voice that drew me to him; his childish, mocking voice with a hiccough in it that was difficult to imitate; it was truly unique. And a lot of the songs he sang fit my life too, so I felt a kinship with him that I did not feel with Elvis, even though Elvis was a better singer and a greater influence on our generation. When my best girl and I broke up, I listened to An Empty Cup, A Broken Date repeatedly and made myself more depressed...”

Pawhuska Kids’ Stuff is a life revealed, and through author Stephen Joe Payne’s honest look back, we experience not only the joys but also the painful times, including the loss of his own beloved son from juvenile diabetes.

ISBN(s): 159800669X Format(s): 5.5 x 8.5 Paperback SRP: US $14.95/CAN $18.95
Genre: Biography/Personal Memoirs

For more information or to contact the author, visit www.outskirtspress.com/Stevie_Joe

Author Stephen Joe Payne, known as “Stevie Joe,” dropped out of high school at age 17, served four years in the Navy, then returned to high school and graduated at age 23. Payne attended The University of Tulsa; from Tulsa Community College, he has two Associate degrees in Spanish. Fluent in several languages, Payne speaks to students to encourage them to stay in school. Retired from Phillips Petroleum Company, Payne is now a writer and photographer, and his next project is a book on living with anger. He lives in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, with his wife Charlotte.

“Memories are not things, solid and tangible; perhaps they are not even real. Still, they help us to understand our journeys to faraway lands and give us a point to look back and see how far we might have traveled. And if we remember, perhaps we can find our way home.”


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