Bill Bryson's very first travel book, a sidesplittingly funny road trip around small town America.
Bill Bryson was born in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1951. His bestselling
books include The Road to Little Dribbling, Notes from a Small
Island, A Walk in the Woods, One Summer and The Life and Times of
the Thunderbolt Kid. In a national poll, Notes from a Small Island
was voted the book that best represents Britain. His acclaimed work
of popular science, A Short History of Nearly Everything, won the
Aventis Prize and the Descartes Prize, and was the biggest selling
non-fiction book of its decade in the UK. His new book The Body- A
Guide for Occupants is an extraordinary exploration of the human
body which will have you marvelling at the form you occupy.
Bill Bryson was Chancellor of Durham University 2005-2011. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society. He lives in England.
High-spirited... hilarious * Observer *
Hilarious... he can be suave, sarcastic and very funny... not your typical travel writer * Sunday Telegraph *
Funny as this wonderful book is, it is also a serious indictment of the American way of life and the direction in which it is going... he is genuinely shocked, as we are, by the statistics of affluence, poverty, crime and culture that he drops in hither and thither * Irish Times *
A very funny performance, littered with wonderful lines and memorable images * Literary Review *