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The Resource I'm a Stranger Here Myself

I'm a Stranger Here Myself

Label
I'm a Stranger Here Myself
Title
I'm a Stranger Here Myself
Statement of responsibility
Bill Bryson
Title variation
  • I am a stranger here myself
  • Im a stranger here myself
Title variation remainder
notes on returning to America after twenty years away
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A classic from the New York Times bestselling author of A Walk in the Woods and The Body.After living in Britain for two decades, Bill Bryson recently moved back to the United States with his English wife and four children (he had read somewhere that nearly 3 million Americans believed they had been abducted by aliens—as he later put it, "it was clear my people needed me"). They were greeted by a new and improved America that boasts microwave pancakes, twenty-four-hour dental-floss hotlines, and the staunch conviction that ice is not a luxury item. Delivering the brilliant comic musings that are a Bryson hallmark, I'm a Stranger Here Myself recounts his sometimes disconcerting reunion with the land of his birth. The result is a book filled with hysterical scenes of one man's attempt to reacquaint himself with his own country, but it is also an extended if at times bemused love letter to the homeland he has returned to after twenty years away
Summary
The author describes his return to America after two decades of living abroad and his disconcerting reunion with his homeland as he discusses motels, tax-return instructions, hardware stores, and other topics
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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175387
Cataloging source
DLC
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Bryson, Bill
Dewey number
973.92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Essays
  • Nonfiction
  • Humor (Nonfiction)
Target audience
adult
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notes on returning to America after twenty years away
Label
I'm a Stranger Here Myself
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:dbd92ed7-ecda-4e77-b393-b96b21cfb653
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780767931182
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
I'm a Stranger Here Myself
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:dbd92ed7-ecda-4e77-b393-b96b21cfb653
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780767931182
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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