About this book
The universally acclaimed travel writer, and author of the popular science guide "A Short History Of Nearly Everything", Bill Bryson takes a personal journey into his own Mid- Western childhood in this funny memoir. A tale about growing up in 1950s America, this is also everyone's story, one that will speak volumes to anyone who has ever been young. 'A wittily incisive book about innocence, and its limits, but in no sense an innocent book...' Boyd Tonkin, "Independent"
Some say that the first hint that Bill Bryson was not of Planet Earth came when his mother sent him to school in lime-green Capri pants. Others think it all started with his discovery, at the age of six, of a woollen jersey of rare fineness. In this memoir, he explores the ordinary kid he once was, and the curious world of 1950s America.