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Bill Bryson
(1951-____) born on
Dec 08
US writer. He is noted for his humourous travel books, e.g., "The Lost Continent," which chronicles a trip in his mother's Chevy around small town America.
         
   
F
When I was growing up I used to think that the best thing about coming from Des Moines was that it meant you didn't come from anywhere else in Iowa. By Iowa standards, Des Moines is a mecca of cosmopolitanism, a dynamic hub of wealth and education . . .

R
When you tell an Iowan a joke, you can see a kind of race going on between his brain and his expression.
A
If you can imagine a man having a vasectomy without anesthetic to the sound of frantic sitar-playing, you will have some idea what popular Turkish music is like.
N
There are things you just can't do in life. You can't beat the phone company, you can't make a waiter see you until he's ready to see you, and you can't go home again.
K
There are only three things that can kill a farmer: lightning, rolling over in a tractor, and old age.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America, ch. 1 (1989).
R: In "Treasury of Humorous Quotations," eds. William Cole and Louis Phillips, 1996.
A: In "Treasury of Humorous Quotations," eds. William Cole and Louis Phillips, 1996.
N: The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America, ch. 2 (1989).
K: "The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America," ch. 4, 1989.
   


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