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

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"Fun, honest, and humble, Pete Bodo is the guy you want telling stories around your campfire. Hes also the perfect guide to the obsessives of the Whitetail Nation, where the size of the bucks is matched only by the dreams about them. This book is for anyone who chases deer from the heights of a tree stand or the depths of the most comfortable armchair." – Mark Obmascik, author of Halfway to Heavenand The Big Year

"This book has everything you could want from a hunting story: style, humor, suspense, and lots and lots of antler. Pete Bodo's Whitetail Nation is easily the best thing I've ever read on deer and deer hunting, and I've read a pile of it." – Steven Rinella, author of American Buffalo: In Search of a Lost Icon 

"An unabashed predator in the 21st century, Pete Bodo is a funny, warm and honest companion on this fascinating romp through whitetail nation. His lucid descriptions of the landscapes he traverses and his poignant expressions of the odd spiritual revelations that come with killing ensure that this is no ordinary hook and bullet story." – James Prosek, author of Trout: An Illustrated History and The Complete Angler

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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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Product Details

ISBN:
9780767902526
Author:
Bryson, Bill
Publisher:
Broadway Books
Author:
Bodo, Pete
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - South - East South Central (General)
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
United States - Northeast - General
Subject:
Appalachian Trail
Subject:
Natural history
Subject:
Journeys
Subject:
Appalachian Trail Description and travel.
Subject:
Bryson, Bill - Journeys - Appalachian Trail
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
General Travel
Subject:
Hunting
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Subject:
travel;humor;hiking;non-fiction;appalachian trail;memoir;nature;america;usa;outdoors;adventure;travel writing;travelogue;walking;backpacking;appalachia;bryson;autobiography;natural history;camping;wilderness;funny;bill bryson;history;environment;biography
Subject:
travel;humor;hiking;non-fiction;appalachian trail;memoir;nature;america;usa;outdoors;adventure;travel writing;travelogue;walking;backpacking;appalachia;bryson;autobiography;natural history;camping;wilderness;funny;bill bryson;history;environment;biography
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Official Guides to the Appalachian Trail
Series Volume:
no. 13a].
Publication Date:
19990531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
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."
"Synopsis" by ,
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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