I M A Stranger Here Myself

Notes From A Big Country

Notes From A Big Country

When an old friend asked him to write a weekly dispatch from New Hampshire for the Mail on Sunday's Night and Day magazine, Bill Bryson firmly turned him down. So firm was he, in fact, that gathered here are nineteen months' worth of his popular columns about the strangest of phenomena -- the American way of life.Whether discussing the dazzling efficiency of the garbage disposal unit, the mind-boggling plethora of methods by which to shop, the exoticism of having your groceries bagged for you, or the jaw-slackening direness of American TV, Bill Bryson brings his inimitable brand of bemused wit to bear on the world's richest and craziest country.

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Genre : Travel
Author : Bill Bryson
Publisher : Anchor Canada
Release : 2012-05-15
Total Pages : 368 Pages
ISBN : 9780385674522


I M A Stranger Here Myself

I M A Stranger Here Myself

See a sleek shark in its element. Durable and a great value, this extra-thick 100-piece cardboard jigsaw puzzle is a "splash" to assemble Bright, sturdy pieces will withstand many uses. Made in the USA. Dimensions: 14"L x 19"W

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Genre : English poetry
Author : Alden Nowlan
Publisher :
Release : 1974
Total Pages : 87 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015017639363


I M A Stranger Here Myself

I M A Stranger Here Myself

A classic from the New York Times bestselling author of A Walk in the Woods and The Body. 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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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Bill Bryson
Publisher : Crown
Release : 2008-05-13
Total Pages : 304 Pages
ISBN : 9780767931182


I Am A Stranger Here Myself

I Am A Stranger Here Myself

Part history, part memoir, I Am a Stranger Here Myself taps dimensions of human yearning: the need to belong, the snarl of family history, and embracing womanhood in the patriarchal American West. Gwartney becomes fascinated with the missionary Narcissa Prentiss Whitman, the first Caucasian woman to cross the Rocky Mountains and one of fourteen people killed at the Whitman Mission in 1847 by Cayuse Indians. Whitman’s role as a white woman drawn in to “settle” the West reflects the tough-as-nails women in Gwartney’s own family. Arranged in four sections as a series of interlocking explorations and ruminations, Gwartney uses Whitman as a touchstone to spin a tightly woven narrative about identity, the power of womanhood, and coming to peace with one’s most cherished place.

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Genre : Literary Collections
Author : Debra Gwartney
Publisher : University of New Mexico Press
Release : 2019-03-15
Total Pages : 296 Pages
ISBN : 9780826360724


I M A Stranger Here Myself

I M A Stranger Here Myself

There are these two aliens in a bar in a place that'd be a tropical hellhole if it got any rain. Which it never does. "One can't be too cautious about the people one meets in Tangier. They're all weirdies of one kind or another. Me? Oh, I'm a stranger here myself."

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Mack Reynolds
Publisher : Aegypan
Release : 2011-05
Total Pages : 18 Pages
ISBN : 1606645390


The Lost Continent

The Lost Continent

"I come from Des Moines. Somebody had to." And, as soon as Bill Bryson was old enough, he left. Des Moines couldn't hold him, but it did lure him back. After ten years in England he returned to the land of his youth, and drove almost 14,000 miles in search of a mythical small town called Amalgam, the kind of smiling village where the movies from his youth were set. Instead he drove through a series of horrific burgs, which he renamed Smellville, Fartville, Coleslaw, Coma, and Doldrum. At best his search led him to Anywhere, USA, a lookalike strip of gas stations, motels and hamburger outlets populated by obese and slow-witted hicks with a partiality for synthetic fibres. He discovered a continent that was doubly lost: lost to itself because he found it blighted by greed, pollution, mobile homes and television; lost to him because he had become a foreigner in his own country.

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Genre : Travel
Author : Bill Bryson
Publisher : Anchor Canada
Release : 2012-09-25
Total Pages : 352 Pages
ISBN : 9780385674560


I M A Stranger Here Myself

I M A Stranger Here Myself

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Genre : Farm life
Author : John Seymour
Publisher :
Release : 2011
Total Pages : 150 Pages
ISBN : 0954564626


The Year Of Living Biblically

The Year Of Living Biblically

Documents the author's quest to live one year in literal compliance with biblical rules, from being fruitful and multiplying to growing a beard and avoiding mixed-fiber clothing.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : A. J. Jacobs
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2008-09-09
Total Pages : 416 Pages
ISBN : 9780743291484


I M A Stranger Here Myself

I M A Stranger Here Myself

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Genre : Domestic drama, American
Author : Ev Miller
Publisher : Dramatic Publishing
Release : 1983
Total Pages : 84 Pages
ISBN : 1583424652


Bill Bryson S African Diary

Bill Bryson S African Diary

From the author of A Short History of Nearly Everything and The Body comes a travel diary documenting a visit to Kenya. All royalties and profits go to CARE International. In the early fall of 2002, famed travel writer Bill Bryson journeyed to Kenya at the invitation of CARE International, the charity dedicated to working with local communities to eradicate poverty around the world. He arrived with a set of mental images of Africa gleaned from television broadcasts of low-budget Jungle Jim movies in his Iowa childhood and a single viewing of the film version of Out of Africa. (Also with some worries about tropical diseases, insects, and large predators.) But the vibrant reality of Kenya and its people took over the second he deplaned in Nairobi, and this diary records Bill Bryson’s impressions of his trip with his inimitable trademark style of wry observation and curious insight. From the wrenching poverty of the Kibera slum in Nairobi to the meticulously manicured grounds of the Karen Blixen house and the human fossil riches of the National Museum, Bryson registers the striking contrasts of a postcolonial society in transition. He visits the astoundingly vast Great Rift Valley; undergoes the rigors of a teeth-rattling train journey to Mombasa and a hair-whitening flight through a vicious storm; and visits the refugee camps and the agricultural and economic projects where dedicated CARE professionals wage noble and dogged war against poverty, dislocation, and corruption. Though brief in compass and duration, Bill Bryson’s African Diary is rich in irreverent, poignant, and morally instructive observation. Like all of this author’s work, it can make the reader laugh, think, and especially, feel all at the same time.

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Genre : Travel
Author : Bill Bryson
Publisher : Crown
Release : 2007-12-18
Total Pages : 64 Pages
ISBN : 9780307418845