Sunday, July 15, 2007

The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid

Title: The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid
Author: Bill Bryson
Black swan, 2007 (2006)

What a lot of fun! Bryson tells us about that most wonderful of times - the American 1950s. That is, it was wonderful if you didn't happen to interfere with American trade or if you didn't live anywhere near the Bikini islands. Without shying away from American political arrogance and attrocities around the globe, this native of Des Moines, Iowa, has me in stitches time and time again. I will readily admit that plenty of my laughs are in response to stories about people wetting themselves, peeing into jars and other number one and two-related things, but if you feel that this might amuse you too then this is the perfect summer biography!

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