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Clearly, some time ago makers and consumers of American junk food passed jointly through some kind of sensibility barrier in the endless quest for new taste sensations. Now they are a little like those desperate junkies who have tried every known drug and are finally reduced to mainlining toilet bowl cleanser in an effort to get still higher.

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William "Bill" McGuire Bryson (born December 8,1951) is a best-selling American-born British author of humorous books on travel, as well as books on the English language and on scientific subjects. He has lived for most of his adult life in the United Kingdom.

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