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Like many of his generation, Bill Bryson backpacked across Europe in the early seventies — in search of enlightenment, beer, and women. Twenty years later he decided to retrace the journey he undertook in the halcyon days of his youth. The result is Neither Here Nor There, an affectionate and riotously funny pilgrimage from the frozen wastes of Scandinavia to the chaotic tumult of Istanbul, with stops along the way in Europe's most diverting and historic locales. Like many of his generation, Bill Bryson backpacked across Europe in the early seventies--in search of enlightenment, beer, and women. Twenty years later he decided to retrace the journey he undertook in the halcyon days of his youth. The result is Neither Here Nor There, an affectionate and riotously funny pilgrimage from the frozen wastes of Scandinavia to the chaotic tumult of Istanbul, with stops along the way in Europe's most diverting and historic locales.

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Bill Bryson's many books include, most recently In a Sunburned Country, as well as I'm a Stranger Here Myself, A walk in the Woods, Neither Here Nor There, Made in America, and The Mother Tongue.He edited The Best American Travel Writing 2000. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, he lived in England for almost two decades. He now lives in Hanover, New Hampshire, with his wife and four children.

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Toni Hanner, August 3, 2014 (view all comments by Toni Hanner)
I confess--I'm a travel essay junky. I love Bill Bryson's humor and the fact that he never begins a chapter with anything like, "I was beginning to wonder if the Bengal tiger would maul me before I managed to extricate myself from the 300 foot chasm I had fallen into." Bryson's adventures are much more ordinary, and charming for it. He is a bit of a bumbler at times, spraining his ankle, losing his wallet to a charming 10 year old pickpocket. He's also extremely knowledgeable and conveys a great deal of information without seeming to try. This book isn't a guidebook, by any means, but is chock-full of Bryson's wry opinions, and would be as good a starting point as any for the virgin traveler to Europe. Bryson wrote Neither Here Nor There in 1992, and intersperses present day stories with anecdotes about a trip taken with his friend Steven Katz twenty years earlier.

It's been over twenty years since Neither Here Nor There, and high time for Bryson to get back over the pond and write the sequel!

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780380713806
Author:
Bryson, Bill
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
by Bill Bryson
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Geography
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Travel and travel guides
Subject:
Europe - Western
Subject:
Europe
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Form - Essays
Subject:
Journeys
Subject:
Europe Description and travel.
Subject:
Bryson, Bill - Journeys - Europe
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
no. 542
Publication Date:
20010531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.02x5.25x.79 in. .48 lbs.

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