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The Resource The life and times of the thunderbolt kid : a memoir, Bill Bryson

The life and times of the thunderbolt kid : a memoir, Bill Bryson

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The life and times of the thunderbolt kid : a memoir
Title
The life and times of the thunderbolt kid
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Bill Bryson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Bill Bryson was born in the middle of the American century--1951--in the middle of the United States--Des Moines, Iowa--in the middle of the largest generation in American history--the baby boomers. As one of the funniest writers alive, he is perfectly positioned to mine his all-American childhood for memoir gold. Like millions of his generational peers, Bill Bryson grew up with a rich fantasy life as a superhero. In his case, he ran around his house and neighborhood wearing a jersey with a thunderbolt on it and a towel about his neck, vanquishing evildoers--in his head--as "The Thunderbolt Kid." Using his fantasy-life persona as a springboard, Bryson re-creates the life of his family in the 1950s in all its transcendent normality--a life at once familiar to us all and as far away and unreachable as another galaxy.--From publisher description
Summary
The author describes his all-American childhood growing up as a member of the baby boom generation in the heart of Iowa, detailing his rich fantasy life as a superhero known as the Thunderbolt Kid and his remarkably normal 1950s family life
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
175389
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 910.4092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
G154.5.B79
LC item number
A3 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
The life and times of the thunderbolt kid : a memoir, Bill Bryson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [269]-270)
Control code
2572838
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 270 p.
Isbn
9780767919364
Lccn
2006043859
Other physical details
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System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm65205130
  • (OCoLC)65205130
Label
The life and times of the thunderbolt kid : a memoir, Bill Bryson
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [269]-270)
Control code
2572838
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 270 p.
Isbn
9780767919364
Lccn
2006043859
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm65205130
  • (OCoLC)65205130

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