|Plot Summary of I'm a Stranger Here Myself|
|"Bill Bryson, who spent twenty years in England, married a British woman and raised his children there, returns to America. A series of essays on his observations of cultural differences and American/British everyday life. Very funny and insightful."
Anita Kelley, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of I'm a Stranger Here Myself|
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Political/social rights fight
- fighting for social change
- fighting government corruption
- minorities fighting for rights
- fighting for free speech/press
- fights between different pol/social groups
Ethnic/Relig. of subject (inside)
If this is a culture clash:
- visiting a different culture
Subject of Biography
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other people
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 10 ()
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Book makes you feel?
Is book humorous?
If humorous, kind of humor
- eccentric personalities
Commentary on society?
- justice system
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
How much dialogue in bio?
- little dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 0-25% of book
How much is philosophy rather than life story?
- 51-75% of book
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