If you like Bryson, this is a wonderful collection and three for the price of one. A "must have " if there ever was one!
If you don't like Bryson there is something seriously wrong with you and professional care is called for.
This collection spans some of his funniest, most satisfying work and is the perfect balm for an otherwise lousy day.
Love Bill Bryson, every sentence is hilarious. These 3 books have been abridged well, in the sense that you don't feel like you've been ripped off any juicy parts. Worth it for 17 hours of entertainment
These essays are so soothing. They take you on a journey around the world, are funny and sweetly read by Bill. It was amazing how much I agree on his perspective of Europe, the same one I had when visiting the same places, so it was like visiting my old photo album. They were happy trips made with a dearly loved one, so the story was specially significant for me, revisiting very important memories. I cried a bit.
Also, I was a foreigner living in the USA for some years and found myself laughing when he pointed out some of the things we foreigners find incredible and weird of the USA and its people. I also found myself smiling at the wonderful behaviours Americans have, which has made me chose Americans for my best friends.
It brought back many important memories.
I love there stories they very funny recommend listening to the books when your not in public places, as you end up being taken away in the back of some strange van, in a straight jacket
Listening on public transit invariably results in me letting fly a gargantuan snort, followed shortly thereafter with giggling.
Ditto for walking, and sitting at my desk working.