I'm a Stranger Here Myself
A 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.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Praise For A Walk In The Woods:
"[Bryson is] great company from the start...equal parts Garrison Keillor, Michael Kinsley and...Dave Barry."
--The New York Times Book Review
"[A] terribly misguided and terribly funny tale of adventure....The yarn is choke-on-your-coffee funny."
"A Walk In The Woods is an almost perfect travel book."
"Nobody has written anything like this book. It's funny--so funny I was laughing out loud and reading passages to anyone who would listen."
"Bill Bryson could write an essay about dryer lint or fever reducers and still make us laugh out loud."