Wednesday, March 07, 2007


THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE THUNDERBOLT KID by Bill Bryson, read by the author

Bill Bryson, a master of understated humor, marvelously narrates his recollections of growing up in Des Moines, Iowa, in the 1950s. He punctuates his account by acknowledging such less happy aspects of the era as the Civil Rights Movement, as well as fear of Communism, the A-bomb, and polio. But, on balance, his story is good-natured and often laugh-out-loud funny.

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