I've read and posted about Bill Bryson before – At Home. His latest offering The Road to Little Dribbling is well worth a read.
It is a travel sort of book about his meanderings through the UK. Absolutely laugh out loud in some places and entertaining throughout.
I don't think Mr Bryson and I would be good buddies however – he is unrelentingly cynical and curmudgeonly – which makes for a really funny read but maybe not someone that would suit me in person.