The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir by Bill Bryson
Open to district residents only. Limit of 20 people.
A memoir in the broadest sense, Bryson fondly remembers his heartland childhood in the fifties with comic hyperbole and gentle nostalgia. Filled with interesting facts about all things "fifties"-television shows, the arms race, car models, and isometrics-Bryson evokes a time when smoking was good for you and chasing the mosquito sprayer was an approved sport for children. "I can't imagine there has ever been a more gratifying time or place to be alive than America in the 1950s" Bryson writes. No matter when you were born, after reading his memoir you may agree. Sign-up begins Monday, June 9 at the adult reference desk. You will receive a copy of the book and discussion questions at that time.