The Life And Times Of The Thunderbolt Kid

The Life And Times Of The Thunderbolt Kid

Travels Through my Childhood

By Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson on his most personal journey yet: into his own childhood in America's Mid-West.

Bill Bryson’s first travel book opened with the immortal line, ‘I come from Des Moines. Somebody had to.’ In this deeply funny and personal memoir, he travels back in time to explore the ordinary kid he once was, in the curious world of 1950s Middle America. It was a happy time, when almost everything was good for you, including DDT, cigarettes and nuclear fallout. This is a book about one boy’s growing up. But in Bryson’s hands, it becomes everyone’s story, one that will speak volumes – especially to anyone who has ever been young.

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May 1, 2010

Transworld Digital

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September 1, 2006

Corgi Audio

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