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The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid
by Bill Bryson
"In the late 1950s, the Royal Canadian Air Force produced a booklet on isometrics, a form of exercise that enjoyed a short but devoted vogue with my father."
Isometrics is a great example of one of the many, many oddball but harmless trends in the 1950s, most of which Bill's family participated in. Isometrics comes up a few times throughout the book.