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I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After Twenty Years Away Quotes

Bill Bryson
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"Coming back to your native land after an absence of many years is a surprisingly unsettling business, a little like waking from a long coma. Time, you discover, has wrought changes that leave you feeling mildly foolish and out of touch. You proffer hopelessly inadequate sums when making small purchases. You puzzle over ATM machines and automated gas pumps and pay phones, and are astounded to discover, by means of a stern grip on your elbow, that gas station road maps are no longer free." Coming Home, p. 2.

"As well, there has been the constant, unexpected joy of reencountering all those things I grew up with but had largely forgotten: baseball on the radio, the deeply satisfying whoing-bang slam of a screen door in summer, insects that glow, sudden, run-for-your life thunderstorms, really big snowfalls, Thanksgiving and the Fourth of July, the smell of a skunk from just...

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