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I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America after Twenty Years Away

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4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Stranger, but no Danger

Every book I read by Bill Bryson is worth every penny I spend on it. This book is no exception. After his 20 year hiatuse from residing in the US, Bill Bryson's adventure to American normalsy makes you think about your own home town and why it's unique. This book is gre...
Every book I read by Bill Bryson is worth every penny I spend on it. This book is no exception. After his 20 year hiatuse from residing in the US, Bill Bryson's adventure to American normalsy makes you think about your own home town and why it's unique. This book is great for anyone who wants to begin reading and get educated and be amused in the process to the experienced reader looking for a comedic break from the other reads out there. As awlays with Bill Bryson's books, ENJOY!

posted by JYakus on February 3, 2010

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1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Collection of Newspaper Columns

Product warning! This is not a non-fiction narrative but rather a collection of Bryson's newspaper columns. They are campy observations produced in standard 5 pages essays. Very disappointing.

posted by fishRF on August 9, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2010

    Bill Bryson's Humor

    After reading "A Walk In the Woods", I thought that another Bill Bryson book would be equally entertaining. Now that I've finished "I'm A Stranger Here Myself", I must edit my opinion. Unlike "A Walk in the Woods", this book is not a story, but a collection of newpaper columns that the author put together, bound, and called a book. Most of these columns are unrelated to each other. I realize that his columns are supposed to be about random ideas, but when they are put together in a book, as a reader I thought that I would find a common theme. Not so. I would definitely not recommend this book if a reader is looking for another narrative.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2001

    Could have been better

    After reading 'The Mother Tongue' and 'Down Under' I expected better writing from Mr. Bryson. There were several chapters that I did enjoy, but overall it was disappointing. Perhaps he should stick to travel writing and leave the social commentary to others.

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