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  1. says:

    All the Bryson goodness you've come to know and love at half the calories!Actually, it's like a 10th the size. In fact, the worst part about <

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    In 2002, CARE International invited Bill Bryson on an eight day trip to tour its humanitarian work in Kenya with him writing it up into this, Bill Bryson’s African Diary (something of a misnomer as Bryson only visits Kenya). The entire proceeds of the short book will go to help the kinds of people depicted in

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    CARE, an international aid agency headquartered in the UK, asked Bill Bryson to visit their Kenyan operation and write about it. Somewhere along the lines the idea changed to include publishing a "book" and using all profits as a donation to charity, with a small amount of the $12 cover price used for printing and distribution costs. Most of the participants were volunteering their time.Sounds like a great idea, right? Except, th

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    Again,I felt gypped by this Bryson book.The title sounds exciting,Bill Bryson in the mysterious dark continent.Surely,there must be h

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    I feel like an asshole for not giving this stars. I am an enormous Bill Bryson fan I've read everything else he has published (with the exception of "Shakespeare: The World as Stage" which I'm starting tonight). Unfortunately, this sort of wasn't a Bill Bryson book. It was a Bill Bryson journal entry. It was o

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    This is not really a book. It is Bill Bryson's Diary about his 8 day trip to Kenya with CARE international. It's just 55 pages long.

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    This is a pretty short travelogue (a week's diary) written as part of an initiative from CARE to bring in visibility and focus to the enormous challenges being faced in Africa, and the stellar work that CARE and similar organisations are doing. Kudos to the thought behind this initiative, inventive and world wise enough to know the innovative channels to tap to bring in the much needed publicity. I'm not going to be patting the backs of B

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    So disappointed in this. I could see it was likely to be a puff piece for the charity in return for the junket but expected it to be leavened with the customary Bryson humour. Much po faced and worthy than I thought, with all the aid recipients 'saintly' and 'deserving' and inspirational. Also hampered with first world guilt and the western tendency to take responsibility for everyone else. Oh, we built them we

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    First of all, this is not a book. It's a diary. Bryson recounts his 8 days in Kenya with members of CARE International. And that's 7 days longer than I'd want to be there. What a dreadful place! Poverty, crime, hunger, lack of sanitation, no

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    Bryson wit coupled with a real message from Africa. My son is on an ROTC 3 month trip to Tanzania. He commented to me that at dinner last week, the power went out, and nobody in their 30 person group blinked an eye. No storm caused t

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In the early fall of 2002 famed travel Writer Bill Bryson journeyed to Kenya at the invitation of CARE International the charity dedicated to working with local communities to eradicate poverty around the world He arrived with a set of mental images of Africa gleaned from television broadcasts of low budget Jungle Jim movies in his Iowa childhood and a single viewing of the film version of Out of Africa Also with some worries about. All the Bryson goodness you ve come to know and love at half the caloriesActually it s like a 10th the size In fact the worst part about Bill Bryson s African Diary is its shortness This slim volume is about awareness and philanthropy rather than a literary or journalistic endeavor for its own sake Bryson heads to Kenya to check out CARE International s charitable works Times are tough there Clean drinking water is at a premium There s some slight heart string pulling but it s not Sally Struthers sappy Just the right amount of compassion Tidbits of Bryson s trademark humor are wedged in between the descriptions of the ravaged slums and gorgeous beaches His style and low key flair are present in small uantities This would be perfect for the Bryson noob who wanted to test the waters before diving into the deep end of his chunky books Haute Chinese Cuisine from the Kitchen of Wakiya poverty around the world He arrived with a set of mental images of Africa gleaned from television broadcasts of low budget Jungle Jim movies in his Iowa childhood and a single viewing of the film version of Out of Africa Also with some worries about. All the Bryson goodness you ve come to know and love at half the caloriesActually it s like a 10th the size In fact the worst Twisted part about Bill Bryson s African Diary is its shortness This slim volume is about awareness and The Exploration of the Male Anatomy philanthropy rather than a literary or journalistic endeavor for its own sake Bryson heads to Kenya to check out CARE International s charitable works Times are tough there Clean drinking water is at a All Night Long (Nannies, pulling but it s not Sally Struthers sappy Just the right amount of compassion Tidbits of Bryson s trademark humor are wedged in between the descriptions of the ravaged slums and gorgeous beaches His style and low key flair are The Freeze-Frame Revolution perfect for the Bryson noob who wanted to test the waters before diving into the deep end of his chunky books

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Bill Bryson's African Diary

Tropical diseases insects and large predators But the vibrant reality of Kenya and its people took over the second he deplaned in Nairobi and this diary records Bill Bryson's impresssions of his trip with his inimitable trademark style of wry observation and curious insight From the wrenching poverty of the Kibera slum in Nairobi to the meticulously manicured grounds of the Karen Blixen house and the human fossil riches of the Natio. AgainI felt gypped by this Bryson bookThe title sounds excitingBill Bryson in the mysterious dark continentSurelythere must be humour and adventure in such a settingSadlythat doesn t happenDon t expect safaris or sightings of big gameBryson is on a sponsored tour and so he has lent his name to this bookHe really shouldn t have written this oneThere is a certain uality and humourwhich I have come to expect from his travel booksThis is much too shortand lacking anything of interestHe did spend eight days in KenyaThat is sufficient time to be able to write somethingbut that doesn t happen Your Naughty Playmate 3 - Cuckolding Fantasy predators But the vibrant reality of Kenya and its Haute Chinese Cuisine from the Kitchen of Wakiya people took over the second he deplaned in Nairobi and this diary records Bill Bryson's impresssions of his trip with his inimitable trademark style of wry observation and curious insight From the wrenching Twisted poverty of the Kibera slum in Nairobi to the meticulously manicured grounds of the Karen Blixen house and the human fossil riches of the Natio. AgainI felt gypped by this Bryson bookThe title sounds excitingBill Bryson in the mysterious dark continentSurelythere must be humour and adventure in such a settingSadlythat doesn t happenDon t expect safaris or sightings of big gameBryson is on a sponsored tour and so he has lent his name to this bookHe really shouldn t have written this oneThere is a certain uality and humourwhich I have come to expect from his travel booksThis is much too shortand lacking anything of interestHe did spend eight days in KenyaThat is sufficient time to be able to write somethingbut that doesn t happen

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Nal Museum Bryson registers the striking contrasts of a postcolonial society in transition He visits the astoundingly vast Great Rift Valley; undergoes the rigors of a teeth rattling train journey to Mombasa and a hair whitening flight through a vicious storm; and visits the refugee camps and the agricultural and economic projects where dedicated CARE professionals wage noble and dogged war against poverty dislocation and corruption. First of all this is not a book It s a diary Bryson recounts his 8 days in Kenya with members of CARE International And that s 7 days longer than I d want to be there What a dreadful place Poverty crime hunger lack of sanitation no clean water disease corrupt government and a hostile climate Some of the other reviewers on Goodreads fault Bryson for not covering enough ground but I disagree You don t need to read 300 pages to see the terrible conditions in which these people live EVERY DAY OF THEIR LIVES This short booklet is enough to make the point And if you read between the lines you will notice that Bryson runs us through a gamut of emotions ranging from humor before the journey to fear about the trip to disgust upon arrival to sympathy when connecting with the locals to enlightenment when he understands that the solution to the problems are within reach I checked out the Kindle edition from the Chicago Public Library at no charge so I am donating 10 to Careorg to cover the donation that would have gone to them with a bookstore purchase If you read my review and read a Kindle edition please do the same We CAN make a difference Thank you