The life and times of the thunderbolt kid by Bill Bryson.
Can I just cut and paste every other review I've done on a Bill Bryson book? why do I keep picking him up? It's like the Sunday newspaper magazine article about the new Bond film. You sit on the loo , you read and your life is not changed. It's not harmful but it's not enlightening. It passed the time.
Having said all that I liked the stuff about the big fifties themes, communism, racism, consumerism etc.