I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away by Bill Bryson
Bryson's collection of essays about returning to America after 20 years in England, were originally written for an English paper. The pieces were a bit uneven. Some were only skim worthy, while others were laugh out loud funny.
I found Bryson at both his funniest and when he was reminiscing about his childhood or talking about himself and his own family. Who cannot relate to Christmas decorating, impatience, and road trips? His issue-oriented essays fell rather flat. Tax forms, government bureaucracy, politics - eh, not so much.
Still, most of the essays were enjoyable, and it was a perfect light summer read: easy to pick up and read in quick stolen snippets of time.