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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.
Reading this book brought me closer to my older brother who would have had much in common with the Thunderbolt Kid, except he was more often the perpetrator, not the victim. Read morePublished 19 hours ago by Roger
If you were born in the early 50s, as I was, this book will be a walk down memory lane. From long, boring days in the delapadated elementary school building to the closing of the... Read morePublished 1 day ago by James Stravers
This book was recommended to me and I past it on to a friend. Thanks. AWHPublished 1 day ago by AWH
Interesting history. I think I had too much of the history Bryson brings to the story. However, my book club rated it excellent. Great writer.Published 2 days ago by E. Nering
for those of us who were around in the fifties, it is a wonderful memory trip---I read parts of it to my book club and we had a great laughing afternoon!Published 9 days ago by margaret mouradian
Bryson spins a tale that brings to mind many of the images of my own youth. His wit and imagination in recounting his growing up make for an experience that brings the reader into... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Mike Caro
Parts of this book are laugh out loud funny. If you are a certain age then you will relate to his stories of him growing up
in a small town. Read more
I laughed out loud throughout this book. A sweet, funny memoir about growing up in the Midwest in the 50s and 60s. Loved it!Published 13 days ago by Linda