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The life and times of the thunderbolt kid : a memoir / Bill Bryson.

Authors: Bryson, Bill.
Call number: B Bryson, Bill BRY
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, c2006.
Publication date: c2006.
Subject: Travel writers -- United States -- Biography.
Bryson, Bill.
Title: The life and times of the thunderbolt kid : a memoir / Bill Bryson.
Edition: 1st ed.
Physical description: x, 270 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Summary note: Bill Bryson was born in the middle of the American century--1951--in the middle of the United States--Des Moines, Iowa--in the middle of the largest generation in American history--the baby boomers. As one of the funniest writers alive, he is perfectly positioned to mine his all-American childhood for memoir gold. Like millions of his generational peers, Bill Bryson grew up with a rich fantasy life as a superhero. In his case, he ran around his house and neighborhood wearing a jersey with a thunderbolt on it and a towel about his neck, vanquishing evildoers--in his head--as "The Thunderbolt Kid." Using his fantasy-life persona as a springboard, Bryson re-creates the life of his family in the 1950s in all its transcendent normality--a life at once familiar to us all and as far away and unreachable as another galaxy.--From publisher description.
Biography note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [269]-270).
ISBN: 076791936X
9780767919364
LCCN: 2006043859
Url for this record: http://sherloc.imcpl.org/?itemid=|library/marc/dynix|1062789
Bib No.: 1062789

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