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The Life And Times of The Thunderbolt Kid
Author: Bill Bryson

Publisher: Black Swan
ISBN: 9780550000000
Pages: 403
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Bill Bryson's first travel book opened with the immortal line, "I come from Des Moines. Somebody had to." In this deeply funny new book, he travels back in time to explore the ordinary kid he once was, in the curious world of 1950s America. It was a happy time, when almost everything was good for you, including DDT, cigarettes and nuclear fallout. This is a book about one boy's growing up. But in Bryson's Hands it becomes everyone's story, one that will speak volumes- especially to anyone who has ever been young.