Quotation by Bill Bryson

When I was growing up I used to think that the best thing about coming from Des Moines was that it meant you didn't come from anywhere else in Iowa. By Iowa standards, Des Moines is a mecca of cosmopolitanism, a dynamic hub of wealth and education, where people wear three-piece suits and dark socks, often simultaneously.
Bill Bryson (b. 1951), U.S. author, journalist. The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America, ch. 1 (1989).
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