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I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Broadway Books
Publication date July 1, 2000
Pages 288
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780767903820
ISBN-10 076790382X
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Original list price $15.99
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
A compassionate, hilarious tour of the United States explores the quirky side of life in America, from airline food to tax returns, from the perspective of a world traveler who has lived abroad for two decades. By the author of A Walk in the Woods. Reprint. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: A CLASSIC FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF ONE SUMMER

After living in Britain for two decades, Bill Bryson recently moved back to the United States with his English wife and four children (he had read somewhere that nearly 3 million Americans believed they had been abducted by aliens—as he later put it, "it was clear my people needed me"). They were greeted by a new and improved America that boasts microwave pancakes, twenty-four-hour dental-floss hotlines, and the staunch conviction that ice is not a luxury item.

Delivering the brilliant comic musings that are a Bryson hallmark, I'm a Stranger Here Myself recounts his sometimes disconcerting reunion with the land of his birth. The result is a book filled with hysterical scenes of one man's attempt to reacquaint himself with his own country, but it is also an extended if at times bemused love letter to the homeland he has returned to after twenty years away.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780786220021
 
Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (November 1, 1999); titled "I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away"
9780786220021 | details & prices | 458 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $30.95
About: The author describes his return to America after two decades of living abroad and his disconcerting reunion with his homeland
Paperback
Book cover for 9780767903820 Book cover for 9780786220038
 
Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (August 1, 2000); titled "I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away"
9780786220038 | details & prices | 458 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $27.95
About: The author describes his return to America after two decades of living abroad and his disconcerting reunion with his homeland
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Reprint edition from Broadway Books (July 1, 2000); titled "I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away"
9780767903820 | details & prices | 288 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $15.99
About: The author describes his return to America after two decades of living abroad and his disconcerting reunion with his homeland as he discusses motels, tax-return instructions, and hardware stores.
Miscellaneous
from Broadway Books (May 13, 2008); titled "I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away"
9780767931182 | details & prices | 304 pages | List price $15.99

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