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

Bill Bryson
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Bill makes the decision as a young man to live in England and stays there for 20 years. If you were to make a similar decision which country would you choose? Why?

There is a famous novel entitled You Can't Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe and Bill begins his book by wondering if he can try to go home again by coming back to America. Do you think he fully returned home? Why or why not?

Many things have changed in America during the 20 years that Bill was in England. What things have changed for you during the last 10, 15 or 20 years that you would never have imagined?

Bill is a great wit and uses humor as a coping technique. What role does humor play in the family's transition to a new life?

Bill admits that he is not very handy around the house or...

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