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The Life Of Bill Bryson

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Born on December 8th, 1951.
Born in Des Moines, Iowa.
Youngest of two.
Brother Michael and Sister Mary Jane Elizabeth
William and Agnes Mary Bryson

Bill Bryson
Famous Author
Stories of Bill
Started out as the chief copy editor for The Times in the United Kingdom.
Wrote columns for newspapers.
Then started writing books.
First popular book was
Notes from a Small Island
Other famous books written by Bill Bryson.
A Short History of Nearly Everything (2003)
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid (2006)
A Walk in the Woods (1998).
This book is being turned into a movie in 2015.
Bill was born in the middle of the baby boomers.
His Saturdays would consist of playing games with about a hundred kids in a small yard.
Normally when someone got tackled they would land on a cushy pile of people.
One time, Bill was tackled but didn't land on a pile of kids. He landed on a rock. His head plowed into a rock and cut his head open.

William Bryson
Sports Writer for The Des Moines Register
Brought Bill to the World Series and other games.
Influenced Bill's early life.
Taught him about travel and other valuable traits a boy may need.
By: Parker Reynolds
The Life Of Bill Bryson
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