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The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir


From one of the most beloved and bestselling authors in the English language comes a vivid, nostalgic, and utterly hilarious memoir of growing up in ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.750
by althemadpoet on Dec 3, 2009

I love this guy's writing - have 6 of his books now - I grew up in the 50s traveling all over the world, but still experienced some of the things he did - very good and funny read More


Laugh till you cry

by childofthe50s on Mar 26, 2009

I'm listening to this book on cd in my car. Some parts are so funny I find myself laughing until tears run down my face. The story about Grandma and the licorice babies is howlingly funny as is most of the book. Discover Bill Bryson and you'll soon have an entire library of his works, which are ... More


A rollicking read!

by JeffwithaJ on Oct 21, 2008

David Sedaris cracks me up. Carl Hiaasen?s Floridian farces are each an entertaining hoot. And Bill Bryson is a surefire spirits-lifter, whether he?s summarizing the secrets of the universe in A Short History of Nearly Everything or expanding his own galaxy of personal anecdotes in The Life and Times ... More


Bill's Life

by Shasta on Aug 18, 2007

I loved this book. Growing up at approximately the same time as he did in the Midwest, I could identify with so much of the cultural recollections and I enjoyed them. He writes lovingly about his parents, but he doesn't make them out to be perfect. The 50's were a great time to be a kid and I love to ... More

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