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Publisher Description

Hardly anyone ever leaves Des Moines, Iowa. But Bill Bryson did, and after 10 years in England he decided to go home, to a foreign country.
In an ageing Chevrolet Chevette, he drove nearly 14,000 miles through 38 states to compile this hilarious and perceptive state-of-the-nation report on small-town America.

From the Deep South to the Wild West, from Elvis' birthplace through to Custer's Last Stand, Bryson visits places he re-named Dullard, Coma, and Doldrum (so the residents don't sue or come after him with baseball bats). But his hopes of finding the American dream end in a nightmare of greed, ignorance, and pollution. This is a wickedly witty and savagely funny assessment of a country lost to itself, and to him.

GENRE
Travel & Adventure
NARRATOR
WR
William Roberts
LENGTH
10:13
hr min
RELEASED
2003
January 1
PUBLISHER
Audible Studios
PRESENTED BY
Audible.co.uk
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
306.4
MB

Customer Reviews

isabellereadsbooks ,

Must read!

As always, Bill Bryson can turn any subject into a funny and interesting read! A definite read before going on a road trip to the states like I did!

Use a pencil ,

Not Bryson at his best

This book really is just a list of towns and states that the author drives to, arrives at, critisises and then leaves. Nothing happens and there is no point to any of it.

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