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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.
My hubby has been reading it and keeps insisting on sharing snippets at breakfast. I told him to stop and let me read it for myself. I just cannot seem to finish it. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Katieq
Sorry to arrive at the end, wanted the book to continue. The easy going writing style with little additions of the authors wit, coupled with his s pop sprinkling of unusual... Read morePublished 4 days ago by J Hogan
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 10 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 10 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 11 days ago by Louise berman