I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America after 20 Years Away, published in 2000, is a book written by best selling author Bill Bryson.
After living in Britain for the best part of 20 years, Bryson moved back to America with his family as part of a deal to write a column about American life for British magazine. The book is the collection of of articles put together.
Bryson said he had read somewhere that nearly 3 million Americans believed they had been abducted by aliens--as he later put it, "it was clear my people needed me." The book is full of anecdotal experiences on Bryson's new life back in America. In his usual hilarious way he depicts life in America and entertains the reader laying out some of the idiosyncrasies that he had forgotten about in his 20 years living in England.
He writes about American's obsessions with cars and how his next door neighbour actually drove to Bryson's housewarming party; injuries inflicted by common household items (for example, bedding); Americans obsession with prescription and over-the-counter drugs and the sometimes bizarre television ads for such drugs.