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on 8 June 2007
Bill Bryson is without question the funniest travel writer on this planet. His books about criss crossing the world and experiencing different cultures are hilarious, inspiring and even occasionally, touching. And droll. Very droll. Bryson is also perhaps our drollest author.

In this new book, however, he deals with his upbringing in the Central U.S. in Iowa. Bryson proves himself to be a renaissance man, writing about growing up and his strained relationship with his father. Everybody who's experienced this, which is many, can relate.

Bryson is at his FUNNIEST, WRYEST, and MOST TOUCHING in this book. It'll make you laugh and maybe even cry. If you're the sensitive sort.

This is one of three books in the past few months that made me laugh out loud. Repeatedly. The others are "Dave Barry's Money Secrets" a send up of investment books and Martha Bolton's "Maybe Life's Just Not That Into You" an EXTRAORDINARILY FUNNY spoof of self help books.

I hope Bryson writes more books centering on his youth. Although I cannot relate in the least to growing up in this place called Iowa (I always thought it was "Ioway") he's a marvelous writer and made me feel like I was born in Ioway. Er, Iowa.
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on 21 August 2017
Surely one of the best books ever by this truly excellent author - very funny indeed and a wonderful nostalgic look back at 1950s America. Also, fascinatingly informative, as are all BB's books. Can't recommend this one highly enough.
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on 6 July 2017
This might be my all-time favourite among Bill Bryson's books. I like his books a lot, but this one is pure gold from cover to cover. The story about the great explosion for the school letting-out day almost made me cry with laughter. Bryson has managed to make a perfect mixture of humor and nostalgy. Highly recommended!
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on 19 July 2017
Not qute as gppd as I'd hopead. Rather too much anout his times and not enough about his life.
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on 17 June 2017
Not as funny as some u his other books but good nevertheless...
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on 10 October 2017
enjoying good book, fast delivery
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on 25 October 2015
Bought as a christmas present and they like all of his other books and this is one of the few they have not read yet
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on 8 January 2017
GREAT
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on 13 April 2017
a very funny book from a very funny man.
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on 5 September 2017
A good and amusing read
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