Your childhood isn't dead. It isn't even past.
"One of the great myths of life," writes Bill Bryson in "The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid" (Broadway, $25), "is that childhood passes quickly." Characterized by such protracted stretches as the school day, car trips, waiting for birthdays and Christmas, childhood "goes on for decades when measured in adult terms. It is adult life that is over in ... (Full article: 1088 words)
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