The author, an Iowa native having lived abroad for a number of years, returns home to begin a journey through small town America.
The trip winds it's way in no particular fashion- all over the back roads and backwaters of the United States.
The author's wit and cynically shaded way of viewing things will make you laugh out loud. He pokes fun at virtually everything along the route. Bryson will call to your attention things that you have seen or heard but didn't give a second thought. Toward the end of the book, Bryson travels through a small town, Wells, Nv. I am well acquainted with Wells. During the author's stay, he ate in a local cafe which he describes as the worst food he has ever eaten. I couldn't help but laugh out loud. I had a very similar experience in that same cafe. I have never eaten there since.
This book is well worth the read. I liked Bryson's style of writing so much that I am not sure it would matter to me what subject matter he chose to write about. He has written a number of other books as well...so it is that I am going to order up another one of Bryson's books and test my theory.