I’m a Stranger Here Myself by Bill Bryson
I borrowed this book from the library because I needed to read a passage for work. I figured I might as well read the whole book while I had it.
I’m a Stranger Here Myself is a collection of 70 columns that Bryson wrote for an English audience after returning to America, his native country. The book contains some brilliant pieces (“Last Night on the Titanic,” “An Address”) and some almost intolerable ones (“Your New Computer”), but most of them are somewhere in-between. The beauty of this book lies in the brevity of the pieces, each of which requires only a few minutes to read, making this a great nightstand book.