Made in America

Made in America

by Bill Bryson (Author)


Bill Bryson turns away from the highways and byways of middle America, so hilariously depicted in his bestselling The Lost Continent, for a fast, exhilarating ride along the Route 66 of American language and popular culture. In Made in America, Bryson de-mythologizes his native land - explaining how a dusty desert hamlet with neither woods nor holly became Hollywood, how the Wild West wasn't won, why Americans say 'lootenant' and 'Toosday', how Americans were eating junk food long before the word itself was cooked up - as well as exposing the true origins of the G-string, the original $64,000 question and Dr Kellogg of cornflakes fame. Buy this book at once and have a nice day!


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More Information

Format: Paperback
Pages: 624
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Black Swan
Published: 02 Apr 1998

ISBN 10: 0552998052
ISBN 13: 9780552998055
Book Overview: Bill Bryson being very funny about his native land.

Media Reviews
A tremendously sassy work, full of zip, pizzazz and all those other great American qualities -- Will Self Independent on Sunday Immensely entertaining... a sharp eye for odd facts and amusing anecdotes -- Michael Sheldon Daily Telegraph The book is a triumph. Bryson carries it off by his joie de vivre, his unadorned prose and the sheer width of his snooping beneath the skin of the American dream Literary Review Funny, wise, learned and compulsive GQ
Author Bio
Bill Bryson is much loved for his bestselling travel books, from The Lost Continent to Down Under, but Notes from a Small Island has earned a particularly special place in the nation's heart (a national poll for World Book Day in 2003 voted it the book that best represents Britain). His acclaimed A Short History of Nearly Everything won the Aventis Prize for Science Books and the Descartes Science Communication Prize. He has now returned to live in the UK with his wife and family.