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The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir

AuthorBill Bryson

NarratorBill Bryson

Duration7h 29m

CategoriesAdult Non-Fiction, Biography and Autobiography

PublisherChivers

VersionUnabridged

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Some say that the first hint that Bill Bryson was not of Planet Earth came when his mother sent him to school in lime-green Capri pants. Others think it all started with his discovery, at the age of six, of a woollen jersey of rare fineness. Across the moth-holed chest was a golden thunderbolt. It may have looked like an old college football sweater, but young Bryson knew better. It was obviously the Sacred Jersey of Zap, and proved that he had been placed with this innocuous family in the middle of America to fly, and wear his underpants over his jeans in the manner of Superman. In Bill Bryson's memoir, he travels back in time to explore the ordinary kid he once was, and the curious world of 1950s America. THIS AUDIOBOOK CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE AND/OR ADULT THEMES.

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