"Bryson is fascinated by everything, and his curiosity is infectious . . . [his] enthusiasm brightens any dull corner. . . . You'll be given a delightful smattering of information about everything but . . . the kitchen sink."
— The New York Times Book Review
"Bryson's gift for finding amazing facts and fascinating connections between people and events makes this another enjoyable sprawling read through many things you didn't know you wanted to know."
— National Post
—The Moderate Voice
About the Author
BILL BRYSON's books include A Walk in the Woods
, I'm a Stranger Here Myself
, In a Sunburned Country
, Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words
, A Short History of Nearly Everything
, The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid
and Bryson's Dictionary for Writers and Editors
. Bryson lives in England with his wife and children.From the Hardcover edition.