Wonderful Gift Ideas for the Animal Lover in You!

Travel with a Pal

Stephen Fry in America - Fifty States and the Man Who Set Out to See Them All by Stephen Fry Books in Review
by Adrienne Petterson © 2008      About Me

Home Page

Autobiography / Biography   Travel / Places   Cooking / Food   Fashion / Health / Beauty   Other / General / Self-Help   Crafts / Home Improvement   Humor   Blog   Wildlife Greeting Cards

Stephen Fry in America - Fifty States and the Man Who Set Out to See Them All
by Stephen Fry
William Morrow
ISBN 978-0-06-145638-1
Published November 2009 - Hardcover - 314 pages - $34.99

I was also led to believe that most Americans aren't that bright, that they are loud, brash and arrogant, and I'm not British like Stephen Fry.  However, my soul told me otherwise, and I discovered a continent of friendly and accommodating and interested-in-me people, as well as beautiful and inspiring scenery.  So much so that I call America home as it's where I am at peace.  Stephen Fry very fairly "picks" on his own country's shortcomings (I love Britain too!) as he works his way across all fifty states in a London taxi.  What fun.  His American discovery starts on the East Coast in Maine, and he apologizes ahead of time for not being able to visit each and every place in each and every state.  Along the way he observes everything, and there is much to observe and ooh and aah about, and he lists key facts which are interesting.  He talks about his firsthand experiences in his famously and indominately humorous way, and I found myself chuckling away at his words.  He is known to be a bit of a comedian, you know!  And you've got to read his assessment of Donald Trump!  Spot on!  In most states he spends just a little time, but there are a few which he just skirts, with a full apology, of course, for not staying longer.  He delights in doing a little lobster fishing, fishing on a frozen lake, attending a rodeo, swimming with the dolphins, visiting a Bourbon distillery, listening to blue grass, visiting desolate deserts, and goes from frozen Barrow, Alaska to the beaches and volcanoes of Hawaii.  Not only did Fry learn more about America and her people, but also more about himself and his own country and people.  I loved this book so much and highly recommend it to anyone, whether you live here or plan to visit.
Visit Stephen Fry's website.
Conclusion - A superb way for Americans to "see" their own country through the eyes of a foreigner.  I wished there were another fifty states he could visit.

book cover

E-mail:   booksinreview@yahoo.com     or     pettprojects@yahoo.com

Queries from Publishers and Advertisers are welcome.

Please visit my other sites.
Index     CROSSWORD BOOKS     My Travel Page     Links     Blog

Website design and © Adrienne Petterson 2003-2009.

No   part   of   these   web   pages   may   be   used   without   prior   permission.