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  • Published: 1 May 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409095729
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384
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Notes From A Big Country

Journey into the American Dream




The phenomenal bestseller from the author of Notes From a Small Island.

From perfectly formed potatoes to adulterous US presidents, and from domestic upsets to millennial fever, Bill Bryson just cannot resist airing his opinions and standing up for his (mostly) law-abiding fellow American citizens. But of course after twenty years in England, he is now back on the other side of the pond, and is obviously having a little trouble finding his true American self again.

After vigorous exercise on the Appalachian Trail comes this edited collection of Bryson's most splenetic comic pieces culled from his humorous regular column in the Mail on Sunday.

  • Pub date: 1 May 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409095729
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384
Categories:

About the Author

Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson was born in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1951. His bestselling books include The Road to Little Dribbling, Notes from a Small Island, A Walk in the Woods, One Summer and The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid. In a national poll, Notes from a Small Island was voted the book that best represents Britain. His acclaimed work of popular science, A Short History of Nearly Everything, won the Aventis Prize and the Descartes Prize, and was the biggest selling non-fiction book of its decade in the UK. His new book The Body: A Guide for Occupants is an extraordinary exploration of the human body which will have you marvelling at the form you occupy.
Bill Bryson was Chancellor of Durham University 2005–2011. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society. He lives in England.

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Praise for Notes From A Big Country

“'One of his best books'”

Scott Bradfield, Independent

“'Delightful bite-size essays that exude affection while debunking the ridiculous with wonderful succinctness...This is not a book to be read in a single sitting. It is one to be savoured'”

Martin Fletcher, The Times

“'Bill Bryson's answer to Alistair Cooke's Letter From America...not only hilarious but also insightful and informative'”

Jeremy Atiyah, Independent on Sunday

“'Bryson is great when explaining the idiosyncracies of America to middle England and making it funny... He is both serious and contemtuously funny'”

Guardian


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