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Notes from a Big Country Mass Market Paperback – June 5, 1999
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I believe "I'm a Stranger...." is the American release of "Notes....Big Country"
Regardless, they're both an excellent collection of short essays. Typical funny, witty, smart-alec Bryson.
Unfortunately, this goal was only partially successful. Bryson can be a very insightful observer, and his writing style is infectious enough, but now and then it seems that he is neither interested in the subject of which he writes nor is he able to bring the full talent of his art to the task. Both of these weaknesses are apparent in this collection of articles. The subject of his notes run the gamut from the obesity and ignorance of a goodly portion of the American population to the wonders and brilliance of the American landscape. And since these writings were intended for "light" reading there is an attempt to make them humorous.Read more ›
In this book, Bill Bryson has complied a collection of short essays which he wrote when he returned to the States. The essays are both informative and hilarious!
Don't read this book in one sitting. Safe it for days when you are feeling down and in need of a good laugh!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love Bill Bryson's sense of humor. This was so far my favorite book by him...I plan to read all of them! I laughed through out the book, and plan to read it a 2nd or 3rd time.Published 1 month ago by all you need is love
This book perfectly captures the anecdotal stories that run through the heart of America. A wide variety of topics - engaging breadth filled with a humorous core.Published 2 months ago by xi zhang
As always, a good read which perfectly mirrors my own experiences moving to America 10 years later. Somethings never change.Published 3 months ago by Raymond Duxbury
One of Bryson's older works, and definitely feels a little dated.Published 8 months ago by N. Clover-Brown
Bill Bryson is always a great read makes you think about how you view thingsPublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
Genuine Bryson style, partly timeless, but in some stories the age starts to show. Also I think this pales in comparison to his similar "Notes from a Small Island". Read morePublished 10 months ago by Tommi Saikkonen
I can't ever get enough of Bill Bryson. He is a mine of fascinating information presented in the most humorous and readable way.Published 13 months ago by Sylvia Marlow