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Classic Bryson humor, but less of everything else
Reviewed in the United States on August 21, 2015
“I’m a Stranger Here Myself” is the 3rd Bill Bryson book I’ve read. The other two books (“A Short History of Nearly Everything” and “One Summer -- America 1927”) taught you something – but did so with a wonderful sense of humor, too. This book has the humor, but is more reflective than educational – and so just seemed to have less “meat” on its “bones”. Also, be warned that, since the book is simply a collection of articles that Bryson wrote for a British newspaper (back in the 1990’s, by the way), each chapter is very short (about 5 minutes reading time) and the articles are more directed at a British audience than an American audience.