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Bill Bryson
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"I can't imagine there has ever been a more gratifying time or place to be alive than American in the 1950s." Chap. 1, p. 5

"So this is a book about not very much: about being small and getting larger slowly. One of the great myths of life is that childhood passes quickly. In fact, because time moves more slowly in Kid World—five times more slowly in a classroom on a hot afternoon, eight times more slowly on any car journey of more than five miles (rising to eighty-six times more slowly when driving across Nebraska or Pennsylvania lengthwise), and so slowly during the last week before birthdays, Christmases, and summer vacations as to be functionally immeasurable—it goes on for decades when measured in adult terms. It is adult life that is over in a twinkling." Chap. 2, p. 29

"Everyone in the world adored my mother. She...

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