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The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson
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Aug 12, 2010

really liked it
Read from July 29 to August 02, 2010

Really funny. Really funny anecdotal stories of growing up in 1950s middle America when everyone was prosperous and things like a new TV was neighboorhood news. Bryson tells his stories of having to pee in a jar as a kid and stealin cases of beer as a teenager with equal wit. Similar in tone to David Sedaris. Unfortunately, Bryson has to throw in his typical downers (atomic bomb testing, diminishing returns on happiness, the slow death of downtowns as replaced by malls, etc...) for some reason. He did a similar thing in "A Walk in the Woods." I still gave it a 4-star because I laughed out loud at a few of the stories, a rare occurence for me.

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07/29/2010 page 50
17.0% "laughed out loud, hard, twice already. awesome."

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message 1: by Meg (new) - rated it 5 stars

Meg mmmm downers...

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