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The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir (Large Print)


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ISBN13: 9780375434303
ISBN10: 0375434305
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From one of the most beloved and bestselling authors in the English language, a vivid, nostalgic and utterly hilarious memoir of growing up in the middle of the United States in the middle of the last century. A book that delivers on the promise that it is “laugh-out-loud funny.”

Some say that the first hints that Bill Bryson was not of Planet Earth came from his discovery, at the age of six, of a woollen jersey of rare fineness. Across the moth-holed chest was a golden thunderbolt. It may have looked like an old college football sweater, but young Bryson knew better. It was obviously the Sacred Jersey of Zap, and proved that he had been placed with this innocuous family in the middle of America to fly, become invisible, shoot guns out of peoples hands from a distance, and wear his underpants over his jeans in the manner of Superman.

Bill Brysons first travel book opened with the immortal line, “I come from Des Moines. Somebody had to.” In this hilarious new memoir, he travels back to explore the kid he once was and the weird and wonderful world of 1950s America. He modestly claims that this is a book about not very much: about being small and getting much larger slowly. But for the rest of us, it is a laugh-out-loud book that will speak volumes - especially to anyone who has ever been young.

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Bill Brysons bestselling books include A Walk in the Woods, Neither Here Nor There, In a Sunburned Country, Brysons Dictionary of Troublesome Words, and A Short History of Nearly Everything, the latter of which earned him the 2004 Aventis Prize. Bryson lives in England with his wife and children.

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queenofthewest, May 2, 2007 (view all comments by queenofthewest)
A must read for children of the fifties. The author is a great storyteller with a flair for the comedic. A positive and entertaining book.
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A Memoir
Bryson, Bill
Random House Large Print
United states
Regional Subjects - Midwest
Childhood Memoir
Bryson, Bill
Personal Memoirs
Travel writers - United States
General Humor
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Large Print
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9.50x6.42x1.14 in. 1.51 lbs.

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