Notes From a Big Country

Notes From a Big Country
Author: Bill Bryson
Release: 2012-05-15
Editor: Anchor Canada
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780385674522
Language: en
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When an old friend asked him to write a weekly dispatch from New Hampshire for the Mail on Sunday's Night and Day magazine, Bill Bryson firmly turned him down. So firm was he, in fact, that gathered here are nineteen months' worth of his popular columns about the strangest of phenomena -- the American way of life.Whether discussing the dazzling efficiency of the garbage disposal unit, the mind-boggling plethora of methods by which to shop, the exoticism of having your groceries bagged for you, or the jaw-slackening direness of American TV, Bill Bryson brings his inimitable brand of bemused wit to bear on the world's richest and craziest country.

I m a Stranger Here Myself

I m a Stranger Here Myself
Author: Alden Nowlan
Release: 1974
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 87
ISBN: UOM:39015017639363
Language: en
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See a sleek shark in its element. Durable and a great value, this extra-thick 100-piece cardboard jigsaw puzzle is a "splash" to assemble Bright, sturdy pieces will withstand many uses. Made in the USA. Dimensions: 14"L x 19"W

I m a Stranger Here Myself

I m a Stranger Here Myself
Author: Bill Bryson
Release: 2008-05-13
Editor: Crown
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780767931182
Language: en
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A classic from the New York Times bestselling author of A Walk in the Woods and The Body. 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.

I m a Stranger Here Myself

I m a Stranger Here Myself
Author: Ogden Nash
Release: 1962
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 283
ISBN: OCLC:670164220
Language: en
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I Am a Stranger Here Myself

I Am a Stranger Here Myself
Author: Debra Gwartney
Release: 2019-03-15
Editor: University of New Mexico Press
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9780826360724
Language: en
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Part history, part memoir, I Am a Stranger Here Myself taps dimensions of human yearning: the need to belong, the snarl of family history, and embracing womanhood in the patriarchal American West. Gwartney becomes fascinated with the missionary Narcissa Prentiss Whitman, the first Caucasian woman to cross the Rocky Mountains and one of fourteen people killed at the Whitman Mission in 1847 by Cayuse Indians. Whitman’s role as a white woman drawn in to “settle” the West reflects the tough-as-nails women in Gwartney’s own family. Arranged in four sections as a series of interlocking explorations and ruminations, Gwartney uses Whitman as a touchstone to spin a tightly woven narrative about identity, the power of womanhood, and coming to peace with one’s most cherished place.

Stranger Here

Stranger Here
Author: Jen Larsen
Release: 2013-02-19
Editor: Seal Press
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781580054720
Language: en
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Jen Larsen always thought that if she could only lose some weight, she would be unstoppable. She was convinced that once she found a way to not be fat any more, she would have the perfect existence she’d always dreamed of. When diet after diet failed, she decided to try bariatric surgery, and it worked better than she ever could have dreamed: she lost 180 pounds. As the weight fell away, though, Larsen realized that getting skinny was not the magical cure she thought it would be—and suddenly, she wasn’t sure who she was anymore. Stranger Here is the brutally honest, surprisingly hilarious story of one woman’s journey from one extreme of the weight spectrum to the other, and of the unexpected emotional chaos it created. Insightful and unsparing in her self-examination, Larsen depicts the exhilarating highs and devastating lows she experienced as a result of her weight loss—the incredible joy of finally beginning to look like the image of herself she’s always carried inside her head, and the crushing pain and confusion of feeling like a stranger in her own body after losing the weight that has always defined her.

I m a Stranger Here Myself

I m a Stranger Here Myself
Author: Mack Reynolds
Release: 2011-05
Editor: Aegypan
Pages: 18
ISBN: 1606645390
Language: en
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There are these two aliens in a bar in a place that'd be a tropical hellhole if it got any rain. Which it never does. "One can't be too cautious about the people one meets in Tangier. They're all weirdies of one kind or another. Me? Oh, I'm a stranger here myself."

I Am a Stranger Here Myself

I Am a Stranger Here Myself
Author: Bhaichand Patel
Release: 2019-10-31
Editor: HarperCollins
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9789353573317
Language: en
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From modest beginnings in Fiji, a dot in the Pacific Ocean, to the dining tables of queens and prime ministers, Bhaichand Patel's journey shows him to be the quintessential self-made man. Journalist, author, lawyer, diplomat, film critic, with a gift for mixing a potent cocktail--he has dived into every avocation with aplomb, and emerged with some great insights and plenty of stories. In I Am a Stranger Here Myself, he puts these together in a narrative that takes the reader on a roller-coaster ride all over the world--from Fiji, Bombay, London to New York, Cairo, Manila--coming to rest in the leafy environs of New Delhi's Sujan Singh Park.Traipsing through the book's pages are distinguished lawyers, judges, diplomats, journalists, politicians, authors, actors and directors--some down on their luck, others on the rise.An early practitioner of the work hard, party harder philosophy, Patel shows that life can be as difficult as we want to make it, or as much fun. As Henry Miller put it, 'Do anything, but let it produce joy'.

The Lost Continent

The Lost Continent
Author: Bill Bryson
Release: 2012-09-25
Editor: Anchor Canada
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780385674560
Language: en
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"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 14,000 miles in search of a mythical small town called Amalgam, the kind of smiling village where the movies from his youth were set. Instead he drove through a series of horrific burgs, which he renamed Smellville, Fartville, Coleslaw, Coma, and Doldrum. At best his search led him to Anywhere, USA, a lookalike strip of gas stations, motels and hamburger outlets populated by obese and slow-witted hicks with a partiality for synthetic fibres. He discovered a continent that was doubly lost: lost to itself because he found it blighted by greed, pollution, mobile homes and television; lost to him because he had become a foreigner in his own country.

I m a Stranger Here Myself

I m a Stranger Here Myself
Author: John Seymour
Release: 2011
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 150
ISBN: 0954564626
Language: en
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I m a Stranger Here Myself

I m a Stranger Here Myself
Author: Ev Miller
Release: 1983
Editor: Dramatic Publishing
Pages: 84
ISBN: 1583424652
Language: en
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The Stranger

The Stranger
Author: Albert Camus
Release: 2012-08-08
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780307827661
Language: en
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With the intrigue of a psychological thriller, Camus's masterpiece gives us the story of an ordinary man unwittingly drawn into a senseless murder on an Algerian beach. Behind the intrigue, Camus explores what he termed "the nakedness of man faced with the absurd" and describes the condition of reckless alienation and spiritual exhaustion that characterized so much of twentieth-century life. First published in 1946; now in translation by Matthew Ward.

A Walk in the Woods

A Walk in the Woods
Author: Bill Bryson
Release: 2012-05-15
Editor: Anchor Canada
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780385674546
Language: en
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God only knows what possessed Bill Bryson, a reluctant adventurer if ever there was one, to undertake a gruelling hike along the world's longest continuous footpath—The Appalachian Trail. The 2,000-plus-mile trail winds through 14 states, stretching along the east coast of the United States, from Georgia to Maine. It snakes through some of the wildest and most spectacular landscapes in North America, as well as through some of its most poverty-stricken and primitive backwoods areas. With his offbeat sensibility, his eye for the absurd, and his laugh-out-loud sense of humour, Bryson recounts his confrontations with nature at its most uncompromising over his five-month journey. An instant classic, riotously funny, A Walk in the Woods will add a whole new audience to the legions of Bill Bryson fans.

One Summer

One Summer
Author: Ruby Mildred Ayres
Release: 1930
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 293
ISBN: UVA:X030735828
Language: en
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You Are Not A Stranger Here

You Are Not A Stranger Here
Author: Adam Haslett
Release: 2010-09-30
Editor: Random House
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781409001225
Language: en
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In one of the most acclaimed fiction debuts in years, Adam Haslett explores the lives that appear shuttered by loss and discovers entire worlds hidden inside them. An ageing inventor, burning with manic creativity, tries to reconcile with his estranged gay son. An orphaned boy draws a thuggish classmate into a relationship of escalating guilt and violence. A genteel middle-aged woman, a long-time resident of a rest home, becomes the confidante of a lovelorn, teenage volunteer. With Checkovian restraint and compassion, conveying both the sorrow of life and the courage with which people rise to meet it, You Are Not A Stranger Here is a triumph.

A Stranger to Myself

A Stranger to Myself
Author: Willy Peter Reese
Release: 2005-11-02
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781429998758
Language: en
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A Stranger to Myself: The Inhumanity of War, Russia 1941-44 is the haunting memoir of a young German soldier on the Russian front during World War II. Willy Peter Reese was only twenty years old when he found himself marching through Russia with orders to take no prisoners. Three years later he was dead. Bearing witness to--and participating in--the atrocities of war, Reese recorded his reflections in his diary, leaving behind an intelligent, touching, and illuminating perspective on life on the eastern front. He documented the carnage perpetrated by both sides, the destruction which was exacerbated by the young soldiers' hunger, frostbite, exhaustion, and their daily struggle to survive. And he wrestled with his own sins, with the realization that what he and his fellow soldiers had done to civilians and enemies alike was unforgivable, with his growing awareness of the Nazi policies toward Jews, and with his deep disillusionment with himself and his fellow men. An international sensation, A Stranger to Myself is an unforgettable account of men at war.

Bill Bryson s African Diary

Bill Bryson s African Diary
Author: Bill Bryson
Release: 2010-03-02
Editor: Random House
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9781409095576
Language: en
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Bill Bryson goes to Kenya at the invitation of CARE International, the charity dedicated to working with local communities to eradicate poverty around the world. Kenya, generally regarded as the cradle of humankind, is a land of stunning landscapes, famous game reserves, and a vibrant culture, but it also has many serious problems, including refugees, AIDS, drought and grinding poverty. It also provides plenty to worry a nervous traveller like Bill Bryson: hair-raising rides in light aircraft, tropical diseases, snakes, insects and large predators. Bryson casts his inimitable eye on a continent new to him, and the resultant diary, though short in length, contains all his trademark laugh-out-loud wit, wry observation and curious insight. All the author’s royalties from this book, as well as all profits, will go to CARE International.

Neither here nor there

Neither here nor there
Author: Bill Bryson
Release: 2015-06-02
Editor: HarperCollins
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780062417428
Language: en
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In the early seventies, Bill Bryson backpacked across Europe—in search of enlightenment, beer, and women. He was accompanied by an unforgettable sidekick named Stephen Katz (who will be gloriously familiar to readers of Bryson's A Walk in the Woods). Twenty years later, he decided to retrace his journey. The result is the affectionate and riotously funny Neither Here Nor There.

I M a Stranger Here Myself

I M a Stranger Here Myself
Author: Deric Longden
Release: 2007
Editor: Random House
Pages: 258
ISBN: 9780552156219
Language: en
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'I'm a Stranger Here Myself' presents hilarious adventures featuring the Longdens and a houseful of cats.

I m a Stranger Here Myself

I m a Stranger Here Myself
Author: Dallas McCord Reynolds
Release: 2014-05-16
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 10
ISBN: 9781633551114
Language: en
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One can't be too cautious about thepeople one meets in Tangier. They're allweirdies of one kind or another. Me? Oh, I'm A Stranger Here Myself