Im a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away Audiobook, by Bill Bryson Play Audiobook Sample

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Author: Bill Bryson Narrator: William Roberts Publisher: Random House Audio Audio Length: Release Date: October 2012 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780385367660

Publisher Description

A classic from the New York Times bestselling author of A Walk in the Woods and The Body. 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 aliensas 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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  • [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.

    - Washington Post
  • A Walk In The Woods is an almost perfect travel book.

    - Boston Globe
  • 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.

    - Providence Journal-Bulletin
  • Bill Bryson could write an essay about dryer lint or fever reducers and still make us laugh out loud.

    - Chicago Sun-Times

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About the Author

Bill Bryson is the New York Times bestselling author of At HomeA Walk in the WoodsThe Lost ContinentMade in AmericaThe Mother Tongue, A Short History of Nearly Everything—winner of the Aventis Prize—and various other works. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, he now lives in England, where he has worked for both the Times and Independent and written for most other major British and American publications.

About the Narrator

William Roberts’ theater appearances include Of Mice and Men and To Kill a Mockingbird. Among his films are Cold Mountain and Death Wish III, while he has been seen on television in Martin Chuzzlewit and The Old Devils. An accomplished voice artist, he is a frequent narrator of audiobooks and has received an AudioFile Earphones Award.