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Title:The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Bill Bryson
Publisher:William Morrow Paperbacks
ISBN:0060920084
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:299
Category:travel, non-fiction, humor, memoir

The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America by Bill Bryson

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America I come from Des Moines Somebody had to .

And as soon as Bill Bryson was old enough he left Des Moines couldn t hold him but it did lure him back After ten years in England he returned to the land of his youth and drove almost miles in search of a mythical small town called Amalgam the kind of trim and sunny place where the films of his youth were set Instead his search led him to Anywhere USA a lookalike strip of gas stations motels and hamburger outlets populated by lookalike people with a penchant for synthetic fibres Travelling around thirty eight of the lower states united only in their mind numbingly dreary uniformity he discovered a continent that was doubly lost lost to itself because blighted by greed pollution mobile homes and television lost to him because he had become a stranger in his own land .

The Lost Continent is a classic of travel literature hilariously stomach achingly funny yet tinged with heartache and the book that first staked Bill Bryson s claim as the most beloved writer of his generation

Notes from a Small Island, The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid, In a Sunburned Country, A Short History of Nearly Everything, A Walk in the Woods, One Summer: America, 1927, The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America, Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe, At Home: A Short History of Private Life, I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America after Twenty Years Away