Made in America

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Black Swan, 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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User Review  - amaraduende - LibraryThing

Bill Bryson ROCKS. This book is so interesting. I swear I don't have a single conversation without saying (at LEAST once) "well in bill bryson's book ____ he says that..." Read full review

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User Review  - dickmanikowski - LibraryThing

Classic Bryson. While the ostensible subject is American English, he uses both historical and cultural approaches to expose the reader to an incredible amount of information that at least this reader finds fascinating. Read full review

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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.

www.billbryson.co.uk

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