The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir

The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid - Bill Bryson I very much enjoyed this memoir of Bill Bryson's childhood in Iowa read by the author on audiobook. A delightfully nostalgic look back to 1950s America and a charmed eccentric childhood.

“It’s a bit burned,” my mother would say apologetically at every meal, presenting you with a piece of meat that looked like something — a much-loved pet perhaps — salvaged from a tragic house fire. “But I think I scraped off most of the burned part,” she would add, overlooking that this included every bit of it that had once been flesh.