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


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gemmamoy, January 31, 2010 (view all comments by gemmamoy)
This book was so good I bought the audio AFTER reading the entire book. Made me laugh out loud as I walked my dogs. The neighbors thought I was nuts, but it was well worth it! Buy this book--you won't be disappointed!
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Marie Angell, December 7, 2009 (view all comments by Marie Angell)
Thank goodness Bill Bryson walked the Appalachian Trail so I don't have to (not that I was all that tempted)!

Bryson's amusing account of his travels is a superb example of the best of travel/adventure writing: It is lively, informative, and, oh yes, terribly funny.

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calihan_12, September 22, 2009 (view all comments by calihan_12)
A Walk in the Woods is the type of book you will want to read when you have a day off from work because you are not going to want to put this book down! Bill Bryson takes the reader on a hilarious adventure, as he makes us feel like we are walking into the woods alongside him. It is a book filled with laughter and excitement and shows us the true mysticism of the Appalachian Mountains. This is such a great book overall and it always has a way of putting a smile on my face. Never one dull moment. If you enjoy a simply good book to read, A Walk in the Woods should be your first choice.
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cynthiamellon, August 27, 2009 (view all comments by cynthiamellon)
This book deservers 10 stars---or rather the author does. I purched this book at the Philly airport--before boarding a plane to TX. I started to read at the gate..unknown to me at the time, a gentleman had noticed the book. I started laughing there and only closed to board. The fellow ends up seated next to make a long story longer...I picked up the book again and laughed out loud. Well, I appologized to the man and his reply was that I would be laughing or sad all the way to TX. (four hour flight)...He was correct> Buy this book!
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Laura Nugent, November 13, 2007 (view all comments by Laura Nugent)
Literally laugh out loud. I don't know that I've ever laughed so hard reading a book, or been able to read whole sections aloud for an entire bus load of people to enjoy.
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Bryson, Bill
Broadway Books
Bodo, Pete
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.
Bryson, Bill - Journeys - Appalachian Trail
United States - General
General Travel
Travel Writing-General
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Trade paper
Official Guides to the Appalachian Trail
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no. 13a].
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8 x 5.31 in 1 lb

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Product details 304 pages Broadway Books - English 9780767902526 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Choke-on-your-coffee funny."
"Review" by , "Bryson is...great company right from the start — a lumbering, droll, neatnik intellectual who comes off as equal parts Garrison Keillor, Michael Kinsley, and...Dave Barry."
"Review" by , "A Walk in the Woods is an almost perfect travel book."
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Every autumn, men and women across the country undertake a quintessential American tradition: deer hunting. The pinnacle of a hunter's quest is killing a buck with antlers that “score” in the Boone and Crockett record book. 

Whitetail Nation is the uproarious story of the season Pete Bodo set out to kill the big buck. From the hills of upstate New York to the vast land of the Big Sky to Texas ranches, Bodo traverses deep into the heart of a lively subculture that draws on durable American valuesthe love of the frontier, self reliance, the camaraderie of men in adventure, and yes, the capitalist's right to amass every high-tech hunting gadget. 

Along the way Bodo deftly captures the spirit of this rich American pursuit, examining that age old question, “Why do men hunt?”

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