THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE THUNDERBOLT KID by Bill Bryson
A pitch perfect, hyrberbolically matter-of-fact look back.
Brilliant. Excellent. I am so jealous that these words doth not flow from me!
“We were indestructible. We didn’t need seatbelts, air bags, smoke detectors, bottled water, or the Heimlich maneuver. We didn’t require child safety caps on our medicines. We didn’t need helmets, when we rode our bikes or pads for our knees or elbows when we went skating. We knew without a written reminder that bldach was not a refreshing drink and that gasoline when exposed toi a match had a tendemncy to combust. We didn’t have to worry about what we ate : sugar gave us energy, red meat made us strong, ice cream gave us healthy bones, and coffee kept us alert and purring productively.”
And cigarettes were recommended by doctors.
BUY BORROW or BURN?