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A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail


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Artist, June 23, 2015 (view all comments by Artist)
Bill Bryson brings exactly the right combination of good writing, accessibility, and humor that makes "Walk in the Woods" a perfect summer book. I'm starting "Neither Here Nor There" (about his travels in Europe) based on this initial exposure to him. Bryson's compulsive organization for walking the Appalachian trail, paranoia about dangers along the trail, and clear eyed appraisal of the ambiguous pleasures of being exhausted, dirty, and obsessed with a sit-down hamburger experience in a backwater rural eatery made his experiences real for me. The hardships are worth his very well described transcendent moments of pure pleasure in the beauty of the land, the light, and the solitude of walking the trail. He is a very funny man. I found myself laughing out loud so often in the book. Most humorous was his fantasy about Mr.Bojangles. You'll know it when you come across it.
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David Jordan, November 8, 2014 (view all comments by David Jordan)
If you've ever felt intimidated reading true-life adventure tales written by seemingly larger-than-life individuals who possess skills, daring, and drive that have thus far eluded you, then here is your book. What is most enjoyable about Bryson's tale of attempting the Appalachian Trail is how bad he is at this sort of thing. A very non-intimidating adventurer, Bryson is nevertheless a hilarious and gifted chronicler of the ups and downs of life on the trail as experienced by a well-intentioned by poorly prepared and inexperienced "outdoorsman." Highly recommended.
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Shanti, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by Shanti)
This book is hilarious, fascinating and strangely inspiring! Bryson's vast research on the history of America's hiking trails and parks made this book not only entertaining but highly informative. I loved it, I would wake up early so that I could read at least a chapter before leaving for work.
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Waney, December 31, 2012 (view all comments by Waney)
A WALK IN THE WOODS is a wonderful read; funny, honest, but quite long feeling, as it details the hundreds of miles explored. Bill and his hiking bud Steve are two daring and dedicated trekking comedians. After receiving my full dose of geography and botany info, along with the harsh realities of those who brave the "AT," I think I'll stick to my roundabout at home or a half day at Muir Woods again one day. For now I'm off to cuddle with my sachet.
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Jkleb, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by Jkleb)
This book is the right mix of adventure, sharing of knowledge, and call for action. You can't go wrong with it.
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Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
Bryson, Bill
Broadway Books
New York
Description and travel
United states
United States - South - East South Central (General)
Essays & Travelogues
United States - Northeast - General
Appalachian Trail
Natural history
Appalachian Trail Description and travel.
United States - General
General Travel
Travel Writing-General
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Series Volume:
no. 13a].
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8 x 5.31 in 1 lb

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