The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid - Chapter 9, Man at Work Summary & Analysis

Bill Bryson
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Being a newspaper boy had to be one of the worst jobs of the 50s and 60s. Bill had to work in the afternoons six days a week and then get up before dawn on Sundays to deliver that day's paper.

Bill began working as a newspaper boy at the age of eleven, working the plum location around Greenwood school. But mansions have long driveways and Bill was quite absentminded, and sometimes couldn't remember if he'd left papers at any of the last thirty houses. It wasn't uncommon for him to finish the route and find extra papers in his bag.

Bill also had to spend three evenings a week trying to collect the subscription money from the people he delivered to. People would send him away, saying that they couldn't be bothered right then. Dogs were also a...

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