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The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid : A Memoir
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid A Memoir
Author: Bill Bryson
Bill Bryson was born in the middle of the American century—1951—in the middle of the United States—Des Moines, Iowa—in the middle of the largest generation in American history—the baby boomers. As one of the best and funniest writers alive, he is perfectly positioned to mine his memories of a totally all-American ch...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780767919364
ISBN-10: 076791936X
Publication Date: 10/17/2006
Pages: 288
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3.9 stars, based on 94 ratings
Publisher: Broadway
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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Rebemdee avatar reviewed The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid : A Memoir on
Helpful Score: 4
Great book. He has such a wonderful sense of humor and "everyday guy" persona. Bryson's writing is always engaging and easy to read. I liked it so much it may be one of those rare books I actually read again.
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Bill Bryson has such a way with words. He can take a place I never lived in and a time I never lived through and make me feel right at home there. He's absolutely hilarious and I love taking these "trips" with him in this book and his travel writing too!
I haven't read this book for a number of years now, but I can still remember specific passages that make me laugh out loud :)
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Silvercat avatar reviewed The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid : A Memoir on
I wasn't able to enjoy this book as I'd anticipated. I'm only figuring it was because he was writing about a time in my life remembered well and my annoyance in being dragged back there again.

I just couldn't get into the warm fuzzies he wrote about with such affection. My attention kept wandering elsewhere.
lindach5 avatar reviewed The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid : A Memoir on + 6 more book reviews
What a great way to reminisce! I could relate to so much of what he was talking about! The 50's were the best!
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I couldn't put this book down. It was informative, concise, touching and very very funny. I was sad when it was over and it made me want to pick up more Bill Bryson books.


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