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Bill Bryson is one of my favorite authors, and I've read most of his books and enjoyed them.
I actually read this book in paperback form and enjoyed it so much that I purchased this one as a gift for a friend I know would appreciate the contents.
It was very interesting to hear how people primarily in England and the US lived over the last few centuries.
If you are looking for one of those fun books by Bryson, this is not one of them. Maybe this book has a lot of interesting info in it, but I did not have the patience to read... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Lotte Ben Gal
He's done it again! As if a Short History of Nearly Everything wasn't enough, this book adds the home to the list of what's what and investigates the history, roles and general... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Ozplanman
This is so much better, more thorough, and interesting than the current PBS series "How we got to Now" which seems like a dumbed down version of Bill Bryson's book on the... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Louise berman
Well written with answers to all sorts of curiosities. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in social history. Informative and just plain fun to read!Published 9 days ago by Patricia Gano
Good stuff, but the book has a lot- a lot- of leaps in it. Perhaps edited a bit too much?Published 9 days ago by Kyle Lerfald