The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America

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Harper Collins, Aug 3, 1990 - Travel - 320 pages
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An unsparing and hilarious account of one man's rediscovery of America and his search for the perfect small town.
  

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Bill Bryson is an entertaining writer. - Goodreads
Funny, sarcastic travel writing. - Goodreads
The author gives a new insight into small time America. - Goodreads
It was lazy, it was at a slower pace. - Goodreads
An honest depiction of small-town America. - Goodreads
The first problem is that the premise is too grandiose. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Shelley Kresan - Goodreads

From the very first page it became apparent that Bill Bryson is an arrogant, snit of a man who thinks he is witty. I thought I might be a little hasty and so I skipped ahead to various part of the ... Read full review

Review: The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America

User Review  - Jennifer Sulc - Goodreads

While the book starts out promising, it quickly becomes banal and tedious. Bryson's boredom translates into boredom for the reader. My tolerance for the appellations he gives to various places ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
14
Section 3
23
Section 4
33
Section 5
49
Section 6
56
Section 7
65
Section 8
74
Section 13
156
Section 14
180
Section 15
207
Section 16
220
Section 17
226
Section 18
235
Section 19
244
Section 20
253

Section 9
85
Section 10
99
Section 11
105
Section 12
114
Section 21
266
Section 22
267
Section 23
293
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Bill Bryson is the bestselling author of At Home, A Walk in the Woods, The Lost Continent, Made in America, The Mother Tongue, and A Short History of Nearly Everything, winner of the Aventis Prize. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, Bryson lives in England with his wife and children.

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