The life and times of the thunderbolt kid : a memoir / Bill Bryson.
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|Kershaw - Camden Library||B BRYSON (Text)||33255002518299||Adult Biography||Available||-|
- ISBN: 076791936X
- ISBN: 9780767919364
- ISBN: 0767919378
- ISBN: 9780767919371
- Physical Description: x, 270 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, 
- Copyright: ©2006
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.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -270).
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.
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