The Resource Bill Bryson's The life and times of the Thunderbolt Kid, a memoir, (ebook)

Bill Bryson's The life and times of the Thunderbolt Kid, a memoir, (ebook)

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Bill Bryson's The life and times of the Thunderbolt Kid, a memoir
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Bill Bryson's The life and times of the Thunderbolt Kid, a memoir
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Quicklet, an unofficial guide
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eng
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"Growing up was easy. It required no thought or effort on my part. It was going to happen anyway. So what follows isn't terribly eventful, I'm afraid. And yet it was by a very large margin the most fearful, thrilling, interesting, instructive, eye-popping, lustful, eager, troubled, untroubled, confused, serene, and unnerving time of my life." So begins "The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid, " which was published in 2006. It was a departure from Bill Bryson's earlier books. His previous work, "A Short History of Nearly Everything, " a book about science written for the average Joe, had taken a lot out of him and he wanted to work on something easier. Bryson told the Guardian:"I promised my wife I would do a book I could stay at home to do ... and I promised my publisher that I would do something more amusing that would corral back the core of my readership, some of whom doubtless were slightly appalled and alienated by A Short History. And also, purely in a selfish way, I wanted to do a book that I wouldn't have to do a lot of hard thinking and research about. I did miss writing humorous things."
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Midwest
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Chiasson, Becki
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910.4092
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • Bryson, Bill
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Travel writers
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adult
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Bill Bryson's The life and times of the Thunderbolt Kid, a memoir, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9781614649571
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11403346
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remote
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Bill Bryson's The life and times of the Thunderbolt Kid, a memoir, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781614649571
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11403346
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11403346
System control number
MWT11403346
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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