Bill Bryson’s memoir The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid goes on sale October 17. The comical tale re-creates Bryson’s middle America upbringing with the help of his superhero persona. Tom Brokaw calls it a “…laugh-out-loud pilgrimage through his Fifties childhood.” Learn more about the famous travel writer’s Iowa homecoming here and read an excerpt.

Bryson will make stops in New York, Washington DC, Des Moines, Pittsburg, San Francisco, Corte Madera (at Book Passage!) and Seattle throughout October before moving on to Canada.

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