More to explore:
Anything by Bill Bryson At Home, A walk in the woods, In a sunburned country, A short history of nearly everything, etc
Bill Bryson Books
Short History of Nearly Everything made me smarter...he describes complex earth science concepts for the non-science mind...I'm a Stranger Here Myself is also great and tells Bryson's story of returning to the states after living in England for over a decade. Funny and easy reads.
Intelligent and funny non-fiction novels.