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The life and times of the thunderbolt kid : a memoir

Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bill Bryson was born in the middle of the American century--1951--in the middle of the United States--Des Moines, Iowa--in the middle of the largest generation in American history--the baby boomers. As one of the funniest writers alive, he is perfectly positioned to mine his all-American childhood for memoir gold. Like millions of his generational peers, Bill Bryson grew up with a rich fantasy life as a superhero.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Bill Bryson; Bill Bryson
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc., Internet resource
Document Type: Sound Recording, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Bryson
OCLC Number: 457065675
Notes: Originally published: New York : Broadway Books, ©2006. 1st ed.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: Bill Bryson.
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Bill Bryson was born in the middle of the American century--1951--in the middle of the United States--Des Moines, Iowa--in the middle of the largest generation in American history--the baby boomers. As one of the funniest writers alive, he is perfectly positioned to mine his all-American childhood for memoir gold. Like millions of his generational peers, Bill Bryson grew up with a rich fantasy life as a superhero. In his case, he ran around his house and neighborhood wearing a jersey with a thunderbolt on it and a towel about his neck, vanquishing evildoers--in his head--as "The Thunderbolt Kid." Using his fantasy-life persona as a springboard, Bryson re-creates the life of his family in the 1950s in all its transcendent normality--a life at once familiar to us all and as far away and unreachable as another galaxy.--From publisher description.

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