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Notes from a Big Country

By Bill Bryson

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| Hardcover | 9780385410199

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After nearly two decades in England, Bill Bryson returned to the country of his birth. Gathered here are 18 months' worth of his "Mail on Sunday" columns about that strange phenomena, the American way of life, in which he brings his bemused wit to be Continue

After nearly two decades in England, Bill Bryson returned to the country of his birth. Gathered here are 18 months' worth of his "Mail on Sunday" columns about that strange phenomena, the American way of life, in which he brings his bemused wit to bear on one of the world's craziest countries.

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  • 1 person finds this helpful

    Drôle d'Amérique

    Un long et savoureux voyage au cœur de l'Amérique profonde. Bill Bryson n'a pas son pareil pour nous faire partager ses aventures. Bien vu et très drôle. Irrésistible.

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    Teddy said on Mar 22, 2014 | Add your feedback

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    L'autore è simpatico, mi ha messo una gran voglia di andare a vivere in New England e per certi aspetti l'ho trovato molto simile a me (sempre pronto a lamentarsi e ad esagerare la realtà pur di trarne un aneddoto divertente), ma mi ha un po' scoccia ...(continue)

    L'autore è simpatico, mi ha messo una gran voglia di andare a vivere in New England e per certi aspetti l'ho trovato molto simile a me (sempre pronto a lamentarsi e ad esagerare la realtà pur di trarne un aneddoto divertente), ma mi ha un po' scocciato che molte volte più che parlare dell'America vista con gli occhi di un americano dopo vent'anni in Gran Bretagna si ritrovi a scrivere di argomenti a caso, a volte giocando su stereotipi o luoghi comuni (i nomi presuntuosi dei cibi nei ristoranti eleganti, l'incomprensibilità dei manuali di istruzione e bla bla), che mi sembra un tantino fuori tema e fatto giusto per consegnare l'articolo settimanale.

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    Eustachio said on May 22, 2013 | Add your feedback

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    I found a great travel mate in this funny and hilarious book, Bill Bryson never delivers below expectations!

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    Balbotta said on Jun 14, 2011 | Add your feedback

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    Bill Bryson返回老家後,為英國讀者寫專欄,嬉笑怒罵美國生活點滴,結集成此書。寫專欄的Bryson遠不及寫書的他。

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    曾堯 joetsang said on Mar 12, 2011 | Add your feedback

  • 1 person finds this helpful

    After twenty years living in the UK, Mr. Bryson and his family decide to return to the US. Here Bryson starts writing a series of funny anecdotes about life in America. The book is hilarious, Bryson has a way of making fun at himself and of the thing ...(continue)

    After twenty years living in the UK, Mr. Bryson and his family decide to return to the US. Here Bryson starts writing a series of funny anecdotes about life in America. The book is hilarious, Bryson has a way of making fun at himself and of the things around us.

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    Lilyofthevalleys2000 said on Oct 7, 2010 | Add your feedback

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    This is a great book with a mix of humour and incisive reflection from Bill Bryson. Anyone reading the book will find himself (1) laughing hysterically or (2) feeling touched not just by Bryson's observation of life in the USA and Britain but also h ...(continue)

    This is a great book with a mix of humour and incisive reflection from Bill Bryson. Anyone reading the book will find himself (1) laughing hysterically or (2) feeling touched not just by Bryson's observation of life in the USA and Britain but also human nature in general. I recommend this book highly. It's a good read.

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    K姐 said on Aug 28, 2010 | Add your feedback

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