Made in America

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Black Swan, Jan 1, 1998 - Americanisms - 478 pages
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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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Really interesting but light and easy to read. - Goodreads
Not a page turner, but still fascinating. - Goodreads
Bryson is a great writer. - Goodreads
A fun read, an educational read, a good read. - Goodreads
Bryson is as always an entertaining writer. - Goodreads
Ok, he states in the intro...he likes to digress. - Goodreads

Review: Made in America: An Informal History of the English Language in the United States

User Review  - Sally Armitage - Goodreads

I usually like B Bryson, but I really hated this book. It took me 21/2 years to finish it (I started way before I declared it on Goodreads). All that time I was reading other stuff, then coming back ... Read full review

Review: Made in America: An Informal History of the English Language in the United States

User Review  - Tom Rowe - Goodreads

A fun look at American English and American history. Read full review

About the author (1998)

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.

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