Book Name: I’m a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away
Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: Broadway Books
File size: 3368 KB
File format: PDF
After living in Britain for two decades, Bill Bryson recently moved back to the USA with his English wife and four children (he had read somewhere that nearly 3 million Americans believed they were abducted by aliens–as he put it,”it was clear my people needed me”). They have been greeted with a brand-new and improved America that boasts microwave pancakes, twenty-four-hour dental-floss hotlines, and the staunch conviction that ice is not a luxury item.
Delivering the brilliant comic musings that are a Bryson hallmark, I’m a Stranger Here Myself recounts his sometimes disconcerting reunion with the land of their arrival. The result is a book filled with hysterical scenes of one man’s attempt to reacquaint himself with his own state, but it is also a lengthy if sometimes bemused love letter to the homeland he has returned to twenty decades off.