Bill Bryson's hilarious return to live the American Dream.
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.
One of his best books -- Scott Bradfield * Independent *
Delightful bite-size essays that exude affection while debunking the ridiculous with wonderful succinctness... This is not a book to be read in a single sitting. It is one to be savoured -- Martin Fletcher * The Times *
Bill Bryson's answer to Alistair Cooke's Letter From America...not only hilarious but also insightful and informative -- Jeremy Atiyah * Independent on Sunday *
Bryson is great when explaining the idiosyncracies of America to middle England and making it funny... He is both serious and contemtuously funny * Guardian *