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What does "hood-old-boyhood" mean?
Sorry. I didn't think it would be that much trouble. Here's the rest of the phrase:
"Her observations about the man, the jokes her knowing colleagues made about him in the bar near the newsroom after are sorts of material a literary journalist might bring into a narrative about, say, the complex actuality of planning and building a highway exit, along with, perhaps, material on traffic management, bureaucratic structures, urban finance, executive psychology, the politics of urban renewal, and on the meanings of driving and self-promotion and hood-old-boyhood in the writer's own life".