The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid is both laugh-out-loud hilarious and a walk down history's lane of the 1950s.

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A Memoir
Bill Bryson

I was only about 1/3 of the way into this book, chuckling and guffawing, when the flight attendant who saw what I was reading asked me if I'd gotten to the Lincoln Log part. I hadn't yet, but we commiserated about some of what I had read so far. By mid-flight I'd read the Lincoln Log part so I flagged her down to share a laugh, and she said this book was so good she had to re-read it and send it to her siblings.

A visit to the 1950s, a time that had a remarkable impact upon where we are as a country, today, this book is both laugh-out-loud hilarious and a walk down history's lane. It will be a reunion with some of the things many of us remember that seemed perfectly normal at the time. For those not born in a time when America was forming so much of its persona, it will be a true story that we all need to know.

Written by a guy who grew up in Des Moines with memories I only wish I could conjure (but I heard myself saying,''O.M.G. I'd forgotten about that!''), it's down-to-earth and eye-opening at the same time. Funny as well as informative, The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid is a book to savor, as well as thrust into the hands of anyone who will appreciate stuff you'll never read in a history book from a time that seems both normal and a bit bizarre. This is one wonderful read.

#34372 - Paperback Book - 268 pgs
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