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I'm a stranger here myself: Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away

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Grouping Title i m a stranger here myself notes on returning to america after 20 years away
Grouping Author bryson bill
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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.

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subject_facet Bryson, Bill -- Anecdotes, United States -- Description and travel -- Anecdotes, United States -- Social life and customs -- 1971- -- Anecdotes
title_display I'm a stranger here myself : notes on returning to America after 20 years away
title_full I'm a Stranger Here Myself Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away, I'm a stranger here myself : notes on returning to America after 20 years away / Bill Bryson
title_short I'm a stranger here myself :
title_sub Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away
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