made in america

made in america Summary

“A literate exploration of why we use—or mangle—our native tongue.”—USA Today

Bill Bryson celebrates America’s magnificent offspring in the book that reveals once and for all how a dusty western hamlet with neither woods nor holly came to be known as Hollywood…and exactly why Mr. Yankee Doodle call his befeathered cap “Macaroni.”

Book Reviews


One of the few bad Bryson books1 star

It’s so riddled with errors that are obvious to me that I cannot trust anything I read in this book.15

Ralph from Jersey

Sub Par2 star

I'm a Bill Bryson fan. But this one didn't work for me. If you are into linquistics and etymology, this book is for you. Some interesting narrative here. But this is the first Bryson book I won't be reading twice.25

Other Books by Bill Bryson

A Walk in the Woods


A Walk in the Woods
4     784
One Summer


One Summer
4     481
The Body


The Body
4.5     486

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