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I'm a Stranger Here Myself by Bill Bryson
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I'm a Stranger Here Myself

Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away

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Narrator William Roberts
Length 9 hours 16 minutes
Language English
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A classic from the New York Times bestselling author of A Walk in the Woods and The Body.

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 aliensas 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.

BILL BRYSON’s books include A Walk in the Woods, I’m a Stranger Here Myself, In a Sunburned Country, Bryson’s Book of Troublesome Words, A Short History of Nearly Everything (which earned him the 2004 Aventis Prize), The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid, and Bryson’s Dictionary for Writers and Editors. Bryson lives in England.

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Reviews

Praise For A Walk In The Woods:

"[Bryson is] great company from the start...equal parts Garrison Keillor, Michael Kinsley and...Dave Barry."
--The New York Times Book Review

"[A] terribly misguided and terribly funny tale of adventure....The yarn is choke-on-your-coffee funny."
--Washington Post

"A Walk In The Woods is an almost perfect travel book."
--Boston Globe

"Nobody has written anything like this book. It's funny--so funny I was laughing out loud and reading passages to anyone who would listen."
--Providence Journal-Bulletin

"Bill Bryson could write an essay about dryer lint or fever reducers and still make us laugh out loud."
--Chicago Sun-Times Expand reviews