I'm a Stranger Here Myself

Author: Dallas McCord Reynolds

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1633551113

Category: Fiction

Page: 10

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One can't be too cautious about thepeople one meets in Tangier. They're allweirdies of one kind or another. Me? Oh, I'm A Stranger Here Myself

Quicklet on Bill Bryson's I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away

Author: Davanna Cimino

Publisher: Hyperink Inc

ISBN: 1614648131

Category: Study Aids

Page: 20

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Quicklets: Your Reading Sidekick! ABOUT THE BOOK Bill Brysons Im a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away is an hilarious, pointed, and sometimes poignant collection of the columns he wrote for the British magazine, Night & Day. Bryson wrote these pieces in the mid- to late-nineties after he had returned to the United States from Great Britain where he had been living for the previous twenty years. Since the publication in 2000 of Im a Stranger Here Myself, Bryson has become one of the best-selling authors of the English-speaking world, and according to his official UK page, he is the best-selling author of non-fiction in Great Britain. MEET THE AUTHOR Davanna Cimino is a professional writer. He holds a law degree and is also a copy editor. He writes screenplays and poetry. He has three sons, and a Brittany named Jubal. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK In Im a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away, Bill Bryson explores themes as various as the pleasures of living in a small town; Americans obsession with prescription and over-the-counter drugs and the sometimes bizarre television ads for these drugs; injuries inflicted by common household items (for example, bedding); the war on drugs; and the prison population. Bryson points out, in the chapter, Drug Culture, that It is an odd thing about us. We spend huge efforts exhorting ourselves to Say No to Drugs, then go to the drugstore and buy them by the armloads. Although he details the trivial (why is there a hotline number on dental floss containers? in On the Hotline), Bryson often makes social commentary, which, though trenchant, does not provoke ire; he delivers his observations with wit, and a sense of shared fallibility. Bryson tells of his quest for the lost nirvana of the America of his youth in the chapter, Room Service. He remembers, as a boy, stopping with his family on long road trips at small, cottagey, family-owned motels. In an effort to recapture that lost past, he cajoles his wife and kids into stopping at the Sleepy Hollow Motel during one of their road trips. The family desert him for the more modern, cleaner Comfort Inn across the street. Buy a copy to keep reading! CHAPTER OUTLINE Quicklet on Bill Bryson's I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away + Introduction + About Bill Bryson + Curmudgeonly Nostalgia + Dry of Wit, Velvet of Glove, and Pointed of Observation + ...and much more

I'm a Stranger Here Myself

Author: Alden Nowlan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English poetry

Page: 87

View: 4776


See a sleek shark in its element. Durable and a great value, this extra-thick 100-piece cardboard jigsaw puzzle is a "splash" to assemble Bright, sturdy pieces will withstand many uses. Made in the USA. Dimensions: 14"L x 19"W

I'm a Stranger Here Myself

Author: Bill Bryson

Publisher: Broadway

ISBN: 9780767903820

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 2690


The author describes his return to America after two decades of living abroad and his disconcerting reunion with his homeland as he discusses motels, tax-return instructions, and hardware stores.

The Next Chapter After the Last

Author: A. W. Tozer

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 1600663362

Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 6935


Next Chapter After the Last is a compilation of editorials by A.W. Tozer that helps Christians keep their orthodoxy in check. Addressing topics like death and resurrection, Tozer attacks unorthodox views of the gospel and lifts up true, New-Testament Christianity. Christians often see death just like the world does: as the final chapter. Tozer seeks to fervently correct this grave error, which is so inconsistent with the testimony of Scripture. In these 39 editorials, Tozer passionately urges believers to express great things for the afterlife, giving our hearts joy and our lives power.

I'm a Stranger Here Myself

Author: Ogden Nash

Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown

ISBN: N.A

Category: American poetry

Page: 283

View: 8621


A book of verses previously appearing in various magazines.

A Dictionary of Catch Phrases

Author: Eric Partridge

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134929986

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 412

View: 7071


A catch phrase is a well-known, frequently-used phrase or saying that has `caught on' or become popular over along period of time. It is often witty or philosophical and this Dictionary gathers together over 7,000 such phrases.

Twentieth Century Poetry

Author: Peter Robinson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019153420X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 300

View: 7376


Peter Robinson's third book of literary criticism presents a sequence of chapters exploring ways that selves and situations interact and become imaginatively identified with each other in poems. Readings of works by Ezra Pound, Basil Bunting, Louis MacNeice, W. S. Graham, Elizabeth Bishop, Allen Curnow, Charles Tomlinson, Mairi MacInnes, Tom Raworth, and Roy Fisher share an interest in how poems can be both attached to, and detached from, the culture, society, and conditions in which they were written. These studies draw out and underline both the ubiquity and elusiveness of the self in the situation of the text. The poems studied here are also discussed as focal points for relations between readerly and writerly selves and their situations in and over time.