The life and times of the thunderbolt kid : a memoir
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New York : Broadway Books, c2006.
Edition
1st ed.
Physical Desc
x, 270 pages : ill. ; 25 cm.
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Main Center  1 available
920 B84

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ISBN
076791936X, 9780767919364

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [269]-270).
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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.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Bryson, B. (2006). The life and times of the thunderbolt kid: a memoir . Broadway Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Bryson, Bill. 2006. The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir. New York: Broadway Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Bryson, Bill. The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir New York: Broadway Books, 2006.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Bryson, Bill. The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir Broadway Books, 2006.

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