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The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid Characters & Character Analysis

Bill Bryson
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Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson 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. In this work, Bryson presents a memoir of growing up in 1950s America. He was born in 1951 in Des Moines, Iowa. His mother and father both worked at the Des Moines Register and he had an older brother and sister. His father's parents lived in Winfield, Iowa, and the family went to visit Bill's grandparents from time to time.

Bryson's childhood was characterized by playing outside with friends, watching television, and reading comic books at the Kiddie Corral. He imagined that he was from another planet and invented the Thunderbolt Kid when he found an old football jersey in the basement. Some of his favorite days as a child were going to Disneyland, watching Mr...

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