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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0767919378
ISBN-13: 9780767919371
Sku: 204179257
Publish Date: 9/25/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5.5L x 0.75T
Pages:  270
Age Range:  NA
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From one of the most beloved and bestselling authors in the English language comes a vivid, nostalgic, and utterly hilarious memoir of growing up in the middle of the United States in the middle of the last century.
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The author describes his all-American childhood growing up as a member of the baby boom generation in the heart of Iowa, detailing his rich fantasy life as a superhero known as the Thunderbolt Kid and his remarkably normal 1950s family life.The best-selling author of A Walk in the Woods and I'm a Stranger Here Myself describes his all-American childhood growing up as a member of the baby boom generation in the heart of Iowa, detailing his rich fantasy life as a superhero known as the Thunderbolt Kid and his remarkably normal 1950s family life. Reprint. 250,000 first printing.
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With unmitigated exuberance and wry nostalgia, Bill Bryson plumbs the depths of his childhood in Des Moines for great comic effect. Whether holding forth on the Cold War, the DICK AND JANE books, or his imagined alter-ego as The Thunderbolt Kid, Bryson's prose is full of cheerful witty insight.
Author Bio
Bill Bryson
Born in Des Moines in 1951, Bill Bryson left for England in 1973 between semesters at Drake University. What began as a summer abroad became a 20-year sojourn: he got married and started a family, and began a career in journalism, taking writing posts at the Times and the Independent. He also laid the foundations for what would become a highly successful travel-writing career. Returning to the United States in 1989, Bryson chronicled an inspired visitation of the family vacations of his youth, which resulted in THE LOST CONTINENT. At first wary of Bryson's often self-deprecating and wry humor, critics have since been won over by his consistency, energy, and humor. He has produced a number of travelogues, all with his hallmark wit and attention to detail. In addition to his writings on travel, Bryson has also written and contributed to texts on language. Often ranked with Theroux and company--and sporting his own fan club--Bryson lives in Hanover, New Hampshire, with his family.

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"The books is pitched at boomers, but readers of all ages will find evocative, Proustian nuggets." 10/27/2006

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0270
Product attributePublisher:   Broadway Books
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