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I'm a Stranger Here Myself - Notes on Returning to America After Twenty Years Away

Bill Bryson

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A CLASSIC FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF ONE SUMMER After living in Britain for two decades, Bill Bryson recently moved back to the United States with his English wife and four children (he had read somewhere that nearly 3 million Americans believed they had been abducted by aliens-as he later put it, "it was clear my people needed me"). They were greeted by a new and improved America that boasts microwave pancakes, twenty-four-hour dental-floss hotlines, and the staunch conviction that ice is not a luxury item. Delivering the brilliant comic musings that are a Bryson hallmark, I'm a Stranger Here Myself recounts his sometimes disconcerting reunion with the land of his birth. The result is a book filled with hysterical scenes of one man's attempt to reacquaint himself with his own country, but it is also an extended if at times bemused love letter to the homeland he has returned to after twenty years away. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

William Roberts

Length:

9h 17m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:05

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:55


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:08


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:03


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:05


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:03


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:53


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:07


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:43


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:57


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:41


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:43


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:44


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:37


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:14


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:13


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:59


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:45


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:07


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:52


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:34


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:21


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:49


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:03


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:41


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:31


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:27


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:23


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:35


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:18


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:08


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:06


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:34


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:13


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:49


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:18


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:42


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:34


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:22


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:51


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:39


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:18


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:34


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:53


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:05


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:27


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:00


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:03


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:37


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:51


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:43


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:15


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:36


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:56


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:54


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:56


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:57


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:46


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:37


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:36


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:54


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:13


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:39


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:31


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:12


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:04


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:36


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:55


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:29


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:11


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:27


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:52


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

08:03


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:51


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:00


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:55


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:03


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:11


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:14


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:56


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

00:25