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A book you can pick up to read, just for the joy of escaping to a another time and place.
Fortunately, my wife bought it for me as a Christmas gift this year and I read the book in 3-4 days, which is extremely fast for me at least.
Bill Bryson's books is a fun read for anyone who has memories of his or her own of life in the 50's and 60's.
Having grown up at the same time as Bill Bryson, I found this an enjoyable book for the most part. There were a couple of places I was laughing so hard I had tears running down my... Read morePublished 15 hours ago by MaryLouise Hawken
Loved this book. Sat in bed next to my husband, who was also reading it, as we both laughed out loud. We're reading the one about Australia now, same deal.Published 7 days ago by Mary Ellen Courtney
Anybody who lived or is interested in the 50's or sixtys would like this book written with his usual humor and interesting facts at the same time.Published 7 days ago by Galic 2
Mostly uneven and unengaging memoir of growing up in the MidWest in the 1950's. The author seems rather remote from his subject emotionally and there's little depth or insight... Read morePublished 11 days ago by Itsthetruth
This was a quick, easy and very enjoyable read for anyone near the author's age. He reminded me of so many aspects of my youth that I had forgotten. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Donald G. Conner
I enjoy everything of Bryson's that I've read. He's simply a very funny man. But this book exceeds the others for side-splitting humor, and I suggest getting the audiobook, since... Read morePublished 16 days ago by tennisfan
This is a must for Bryson readers and a good place to start if you haven't read his books before. Full of his usual mix of useful information, observations, and humour. Read morePublished 22 days ago by paul johansson