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The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir by Bill Bryson traces Bryson's childhood in 1950s America. He relates an all-American experience in Des Moines, Iowa, full of family oddities, friendships, and his own rich imagination. The work intertwines the events, people, and inventions that transformed America during the decade, along with Bryson's own experiences and thoughts in fourteen themed chapters. Throughout, Bryson uses his alter ego, the Thunderbolt Kid, and his humorous reminisces to illuminate the concerns, preoccupations, and joys of a nation and a young boy in Iowa.
At some point in his childhood, Bryson decided that his biological parents could not possibly be his biological parents and he could not possibly be from earth. Finding an old football jersey with a golden thunderbolt on it that no one knew anything about confirmed for Bryson that he had been placed on this earth by King... View more of the The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid Summary
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