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    DescriptionA CLASSIC FROM THE "NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF "ONE SUMMER " 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, 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 his birth. The result is a book filled with hysterical scenes of one man's attempt to reacquaint himself with his own country, but it is also an extended if at times bemused love letter to the homeland he has returned to after twenty years away.


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    Title
    I'm a Stranger Here Myself
    Subtitle
    Notes on Returning to America after 20 Years away
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bill Bryson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 200 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780767903820
    ISBN 10: 076790382X
    Classifications

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    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
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    B&T General Subject: 170
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    DC22: B
    BISAC V2.8: BIO007000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    DC22: 973.92
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 23660
    DC21: 973.92
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HUM007000
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS036060
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    LC classification: E169.04 .B778 2000
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    Thema V1.0: DNBL, NHK
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1KBB
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MP
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
    Imprint name
    Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
    Publication date
    01 July 2000
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Bill Bryson was born in Des Moines, Iowa. For twenty years he lived in England, where he worked for the Times and the Independent, and wrote for most major British and American publications. His books include travel memoirs (Neither Here Nor There; The Lost Continent; Notes from a Small Island) and books on language (The Mother Tongue; Made in America). His account of his attempts to walk the Appalachian Trail, A Walk in the Woods, was a huge New York Times bestseller. He lives in Hanover, New Hampshire, with his wife and his four children.
    Review quote
    "Painfully funny and genuinely insightful...Bryson has never been wittier or more endearing." --"San Francisco Chronicle" "Wonderfully droll...Bryson is unparalleled in his ability to cut a culture off at the knees in a way that is so humorous and so affectionate that those being ridiculed are laughing too hard to take offense." --"The Wall Street Journal" "Bill Bryson makes writing look too easy." --"USA Today" "A cross between de Tocqueville and Dave Barry, Bryson writes about today's America in a way that's both trenchantly observant and pound-on-the-floor, snort-root-beer-out-of-your-nose funny." --"San Francisco Examiner" "Bill Bryson could write an essay about dryer lint or fever reducers and still make us laugh out loud." --"Chicago Sun-Times"
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    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, 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 his birth. The result is a book filled with hysterical scenes of one man's attempt to reacquaint himself with his own country, but it is also an extended if at times bemused love letter to the homeland he has returned to after twenty years away.