I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After Twenty Years Away

I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After Twenty Years Away

After living in Britain for two decades, Bill Bryson recently moved back to the United States with his English wife and four children (he had read somewhere that nearly 3 million Americans believed they had been abducted by aliens--as he later put it, "it was clear my people needed me"). They were greeted by a new and improved America that boasts microwave pancakes,...

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Title:I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After Twenty Years Away
Author:Bill Bryson
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  • Bianca
    When in doubt and/or a funky reading mood, pick a Bill Bryson book - that's my (newest) motto.As much as I'd love to re-read favourite books - if only to reacquaint myself with the story/characters and/or to check if they still thrill me as much, it's difficult to do so, when many unread books are b...
  • Diane
    Have you ever visited a foreign country for a length of time, to the point where you were caught up in a completely different lifestyle and society, and then when you finally returned home, you experienced a form of reverse culture shock?That is what happened to Bill Bryson when he moved back to the...
  • Barbara
    Bill Bryson is an Anglo-American author of books on travel, science, language and other non-fiction topics. Bill BrysonBill Bryson, born in Iowa, lived in England for twenty years before returning to the U.S. with his family. This book is a compilation of humorous articles about America that Bryson...
  • Melki
    I normally love Bill Bryson's books. Unfortunately, I could swear this one was written by Andy Rooney....
  • Jason Koivu
    1000 BOOKS READ!!! Okay, maybe it's not an exact 1000. Some of the books I've added to my GR read list are not even books. On the other hand, I know I've forgotten some of the books I read as a kid, so maybe it evens out in the end, and GR's count is probably as accurate as it's going to get. Theref...
  • Miranda Reads
    Who says you can't go home?Bryson grew up in America, married his English wife and moved to England with her. Now, after 20 years across the pond, he moves back. And that's when things got weird. Coming back to your native land after an absence of many years is a surprisingly unsettling business, a ...
  • Valerie
    As an expat about to return to the US, this book simply wasn't Weird enough for me. It in no way captures my experience of how completely absurd the US feels upon returning after an extended absence. Obsessions with skinny white girls named Jessica; the unbelievable noise, especially from radio and ...
  • Mario
    First think I will say is that this isn't the book I would finish if I didn't have to, for university. I'm not saying that this book isn't good, I'm just saying that this book wasn't for me.Second thing I will say is that I can't believe that I finally finished it. I don't think I've ever needed thi...

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