Author Bill Bryson (A Walk in the Woods, A Really Short History of Nearly Everything, and many others) will be speaking at the Skokie School auditorium in Winnetka October 10, 2013, at 7PM. If he speaks the way he writes, it should be quite entertaining.
Robin Young, host of “Here and Now,” interviewed Bill Bryson about his latest work, At Home: a Short History of Private Life. Bryson lived with his family for many years in England and this book uses his historic home as a springboard to discuss many aspects of everyday life. To my mind, Bryson represents the average guy as he is not especially athletic or macho, but he is very curious as he ruminates about his travels in his books. He switches off between being funny and/or thoughtful. A Walk in the Woods is his account of hiking in the Appalachian Mountains and In a Sunburned Country is about his adventures in Australia, both recommended.