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The life and times of the thunderbolt kid : a memoir / Bill Bryson.

Bryson, Bill, (author.).

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  • 21 of 22 copies available at SC LENDS. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kershaw County Library System.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Kershaw - Camden Library B BRYSON (Text) 33255002518299 Adult Biography Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 076791936X
  • ISBN: 9780767919364
  • ISBN: 0767919378
  • ISBN: 9780767919371
  • Physical Description: x, 270 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, [2006]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Some say that the first hint that Bill Bryson was not of Planet Earth came when his mother sent him to school in lime-green Capri pants. Others think it all started with his discovery, at the age of six, of a wool jersey of rare fineness. In this memoir, he explores the ordinary kid he once was, and the curious world of 1950s America.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [269]-270).
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
1330L Lexile
Subject: Bryson, Bill.
Nineteen fifties.
Baby boom generation > United States.
Travel writers > United States > Biography.
Humorous stories.
Des Moines (Iowa) > Social life and customs > 20th century.
Genre: Autobiography.

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