Bill Bryson - He is a best selling author who has written a number of books, including A SHORT HISTORY OF EVERYTHING, A WALK IN THE WOODS and I'M A STRANGER HERE MYSELF.
Bill's Father - He was a sportswriter for The Des Moines Register, which meant that he traveled quite a bit during baseball season and got to attend many famous games, including the World Series each year.
Bill's Mother - She grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, and one of her characteristics was that she was very forgetful.
The Thunderbolt Kid - This was Bill Bryson's imaginary alter ego.
Milton Milton - He was one of the neighborhood kids that Bill knew as a youngster and was very annoying as was the rest of his family.
Buddy Doberman - He lived across the alley from Bill's house and his parents were generous so he had many...
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