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Page Turner's Book Club

  • Florida Public Library 4 Cohen Circle Florida, NY, 10921 United States (map)

Pick up your copy of The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir by Bill Bryson. From one of the most beloved and bestselling authors in the English language, a vivid, nostalgic, and utterly hilarious memoir of growing up in the 1950s. Join us for our fun and casual discussion. Copies (including some Large Print, if available) will be ready for you to pick up at FPL. An adult book club.

Bill Bryson was born in the middle of the American century--1951--in the middle of the United States--Des Moines, Iowa--in the middle of the largest generation in American history--the baby boomers. As one of the best and funniest writers alive, he is perfectly positioned to mine his memories of a totally all-American childhood for 24-carat memoir gold. Like millions of his generational peers, Bill Bryson grew up with a rich fantasy life as a superhero. In his case, he ran around his house and neighborhood with an old football jersey with a thunderbolt on it and a towel about his neck that served as his cape, leaping tall buildings in a single bound and vanquishing awful evildoers (and morons)--in his head--as "The Thunderbolt Kid."

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