• "One of his best books"

    Scott Bradfield, Independent
  • "Delightful bite-size essays that exude affection while debunking the ridiculous with wonderful succinctness... This is not a book to be read in a single sitting. It is one to be savoured"

    Martin Fletcher, The Times
  • "Bill Bryson's answer to Alistair Cooke's Letter From America...not only hilarious but also insightful and informative"

    Jeremy Atiyah, Independent on Sunday