William McGuire "Bill" Bryson, OBE, (born December 8, 1951) is a best-selling American author of humorous books on travel, as well as books on the English language and on science. Born an American, he was a resident of Britain for most of his adult life before returning to the US in 1995. In 2003 Bryson moved back to Britain, living in the old rectory of Wramplingham, Norfolk, and was ... more »
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''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.''Bill Bryson (b. 1951), U.S. author, journalist. The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America, ch. 2 (1989).
''There are only three things that can kill a farmer: lightning, rolling over in a tractor, and old age.''Bill Bryson (b. 1951), U.S. author, journalist. The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America, ch. 4 (1989).