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Notes from a big country

Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: London : Black Swan, 1999, ©1998.
Series: Staff Pick.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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After nearly two decades in England, Bill Bryson, the world's best-loved travel writer returned to live in the country he had left as a youth. So gathered here is eighteen months' worth of his popular columns about that strangest of phenomena, the American way of life, where he brings his inimitable brand of bemused wit to bear on the world's richest and craziest country.
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Genre/Form: Humor
Named Person: Bill Bryson; Bill Bryson; Bill Bryson; Bill Bryson
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Bryson
ISBN: 0552997862 9780552997867 0385410190 9780385410199
OCLC Number: 57064968
Notes: Originally published: London: Doubleday, 1998.
Description: 398 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Coming home --
Help! --
Well, doctor, I was just trying to lie down...Take me out to the ball park --
Dumb and dumber --
Drug culture --
Mail call.
Series Title: Staff Pick.
Responsibility: Bill Bryson.

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Whether discussing the strange appeal of breakfast pizza or the jaw-slackening direness of American TV, the author brings his inimitable brand of bemused wit to bear on that strangest of phenomena -  Read more...

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