I'm A Stranger Here Myself

I'm A Stranger Here Myself

Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away

Book - 1999
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A CLASSIC FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF ONE SUMMER

After living in Britain for two decades, Bill Bryson recently moved back to the United States with his English wife and four children (he had read somewhere that nearly 3 million Americans believed they had been abducted by aliens -- as he later put it, "it was clear my people needed me"). They were greeted by a new and improved America that boasts microwave pancakes, twenty-four-hour dental-floss hotlines, and the staunch conviction that ice is not a luxury item.

Delivering the brilliant comic musings that are a Bryson hallmark, I'm a Stranger Here Myself recounts his sometimes disconcerting reunion with the land of his birth. The result is a book filled with hysterical scenes of one man's attempt to reacquaint himself with his own country, but it is also an extended if at times bemused love letter to the homeland he has returned to after twenty years away.
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, c1999.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780767903820
076790382X
9780767903813
0767903811
Call Number: 973.92 BRYSON
Characteristics: p. ; cm.
Subjects: Bryson, Bill -- Anecdotes.
United States -- Social life and customs -- 1971- -- Anecdotes.
United States -- Description and travel -- Anecdotes.

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SPPL_János Mar 21, 2018

A collection of the weekly columns written for a British magazine upon Bryson's return to the U.S. Bryson's patient humor is intact, though it lacks the narrative structure of his other travel books.

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