The Resource The life and times of the thunderbolt kid : a memoir, Bill Bryson, (text large print)

The life and times of the thunderbolt kid : a memoir, Bill Bryson, (text large print)

Label
The life and times of the thunderbolt kid : a memoir
Title
The life and times of the thunderbolt kid
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Bill Bryson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Bill Bryson was born in the middle of the American century--1951--in the middle of the United States--Des Moines, Iowa--in the middle of the largest generation in American history--the baby boomers. As one of the funniest writers alive, he is perfectly positioned to mine his all-American childhood for memoir gold. Like millions of his generational peers, Bill Bryson grew up with a rich fantasy life as a superhero. In his case, he ran around his house and neighborhood wearing a jersey with a thunderbolt on it and a towel about his neck, vanquishing evildoers--in his head--as "The Thunderbolt Kid." Using his fantasy-life persona as a springboard, Bryson re-creates the life of his family in the 1950s in all its transcendent normality--a life at once familiar to us all and as far away and unreachable as another galaxy.--From publisher description
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
WLAFP
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Bryson, Bill
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Bryson, Bill
  • Travel writers
  • Large type books
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The life and times of the thunderbolt kid : a memoir, Bill Bryson, (text large print)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 459-461)
Control code
ocm76874858
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Doubleday large print home library edition.
Extent
xi, 464 p.
Form of item
large print
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)76874858
Label
The life and times of the thunderbolt kid : a memoir, Bill Bryson, (text large print)
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 459-461)
Control code
ocm76874858
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Doubleday large print home library edition.
Extent
xi, 464 p.
Form of item
large print
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)76874858

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