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I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away

3 Ratings: 4.3
A book by Bill Bryson

In the world of contemporary travel writing, Bill Bryson, the bestselling author ofA Walk in the Woods, often emerges as a major contender for King of Crankiness. Granted, he complains well and humorously, but between every line of his travel books you … see full wiki

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Author: Bill Bryson
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Reference
Publisher: Broadway
3 reviews about I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning...
review by . July 08, 2008
After quite a number of years living and writing in England, Bill Bryson returned to his native land, the United States, with his family and apparently continued his writing career. Mr. Bryson wrote a series of weekly articles, a column, for a British newspaper, recording his experiences, thoughts and observations on his native land and his return after a long absence. This book, I'm A Stranger Here Myself is a collection of these articles which were printed in that British paper.    I …
review by . January 02, 2001
This is Bryson at his best - short essays designed for a newspaper column and witty as anything. Some of them made me laugh aloud, and they're great for reading snippets to you partner in bed (especially the part about the number of people in the US who have been injured by their bedding).Some of the essays have contents that are a little obscure, but there is enough humour here to amuse almost anyone. If you like short stories and appreciate dry, sometimes sarcastic humour, you'll love this.
review by . September 03, 2000
Bill Bryson's talent for ferreting out the odd and humorous from the stuff of everyday life has been entertaining his readers for a number of years. While spending the better part of two decades in Great Britain, he wrote travel memoirs ("Notes From A Small Island," "The Lost Continent") and books on the English language ("The Mother Tongue," "Made in America"). After he removed his family to Hanover, N.H., he wrote "A Walk in the Wood," his hilarious and sometimes sobering account of his attempts …
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