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Notes from a Big Country: A Selection (1998)

by Bill Bryson

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Bryson recalls his return to the United States after twenty years in England.
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I enjoyed this book. He made some interesting obsetvations and it was an amusing read. If you are looking for a quick, funny read I would recommend it. ( )
  queenofthebobs | Mar 14, 2021 |
Another winner from Bill Bryson. This book is a bit dated now, but for the most part that only adds to the hilarity. ( )
  AngelClaw | Nov 4, 2019 |
Bryson is such a great story teller. ( )
  zhoud2005 | Aug 16, 2019 |
A collection of columns Bryson wrote for a British paper on living in the US after moving back to the states from the UK 20 years after leaving. Some laugh-aloud moments and several witty bits, but overall it's not my favorite of Bryson's work. Read straight through, there's just a little too much grousing for my tastes, and it makes Bryson seem more sanctimonious than I hope he actually is. ( )
  electrascaife | Jul 7, 2019 |
A little too Andy Rooney for me. ( )
  cindywho | May 27, 2019 |
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You can be a Bryson fan -- and I am, really -- and still think that these particular columns might best have been left to their original foreign audience. People who have lived in the United States more recently than the mid-1970's have already recovered from their astonishment that there is a breakfast cereal called Count Chocula.
 
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To Cynthia, David, Felicity, Catherine, and Sam
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I once joked in a book that there are three things you can't do in life.
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Published in Britain as "Notes from a Big Country"
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