At Home: A Short History of Private Life

At Home: A Short History of Private LifeAt Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson was my most recent companian companion in the car on audio book. My daughter, who is 19 and a huge history buff, thought it was going to be dreadful, but Bryson’s dry wit is keeping us both entertained. So far I am not loving it as much as I did “A Walk In The Woods” or “Notes From A Small Island”, but it is still excellent.

We finally just finished the last bit of this book on Monday, as I had ben taking a break from listening/reading, to listen to podcasts and other things. At Home: A Short History of Private Life has the same problem as a lot of Bryson books in that it starts of great but really tapers off towards then end. Much like a sermon that goes on fifteen minutes too long, I find myself thinking about all the places the author should have ended the book.

Still fun though, and recommended.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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