Made in America Author:Bill Bryson Following the outstanding success of the "Lost Continent", acclaimed as the funniest book of travel writing ever, Bill Bryson's "Made in America" turns away from the highways and byways of middle America for a fast exhilirating ride along the Route 66 of American language and popular culture. — Exploding much of America's self-created image, Brys... more »on de-mythologises his native land - explaining how a dusty desert hamlet with neither woods nor holly became Hollywood, how the Wild West wasn't won, why Americans say "lootenant" and "Toosday", how Americans were eating junk food long before the word itself was cooked up - as well as exposing the true origins of the G-string, the original $64,000 question and Dr Kellog of cornflakes fame.
"The funniest book I read all year - I mean carpet-rolling, hyper-ventilating, rib-aching bouts of laughter" (Glasgow Herald)
"A tremendously sassy work, full of zip, pizzazz and all those other great American qualities" (Independent on Sunday)
"The book is a triumph. Bryson carries it off by his joie de vivre, his unadorned prose and the sheer width of his snooping beneath the American Dream" (Literary Review)« less