Travels in Small Town America, by Bill Bryson –>
After reading Bryson’s book on Australia, I was hooked. Luckily I have two English colleagues who have been so kind as to lend me copies of all their Bryson books (score). I loved Bryson’s musings on America… it made me both homesick and grateful-to-be-away all at the same time. I only wish there was an updated version. I would love to see how Bryson’s theories have evolved since his last visit, because it seems he was spot on for a number of things. If you enjoy laughing and traveling (yes that means basically everybody), this book’s a winner.