Notes From a Big Country

Registered by xtrdnry of Parkdale, Victoria Australia on 2/18/2021
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Journal Entry 1 by xtrdnry from Parkdale, Victoria Australia on Thursday, February 18, 2021
Bill Bryson has the rare knack of being out of his depth wherever he goes - even (perhaps especially) in the land of his birth. This became all too apparent when, after nearly two decades in England, the world's best-loved travel writer upped sticks with Mrs. Bryson, little Jimmy et al. and returned to live in the country he had left as a youth.

Of course there were things Bryson missed about Blighty but any sense of loss was countered by the joy of rediscovering some of the forgotten treasures of his childhood: the glories of a New England autumn; the pleasingly comical sight of oneself in shorts; and motel rooms where you can generally count on being awakened in the night by a piercing shriek and the sound of a female voice pleading, 'Put the gun down, Vinnie, I'll do anything you say.'

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

Journal Entry 2 by xtrdnry at McDonald's Book Exchange Shelf in Nunawading, Victoria Australia on Monday, March 01, 2021

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Journal Entry 3 by wingmarmee463wing at Nunawading, Victoria Australia on Thursday, March 04, 2021
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Journal Entry 4 by wingmarmee463wing at Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Sunday, March 28, 2021
This book is a compilation of humorous articles about America that Bill Bryson wrote for a British publication. The book, published in 2000, is somewhat dated.
Parts of the book did make me smile 😊, however your time would be better spent reading Bill's A Walk in the Woods which is an all round entertaining read.

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