A Walk in the Woods
God only knows what possessed Bill Bryson, a reluctant adventurer if ever there was one, to undertake a gruelling hike along the world's longest continuous footpath—The Appalachian Trail.
The 2,000-plus-mile trail winds through 14 states, stretching along the east coast of the United States, from Georgia to Maine. It snakes through some of the wildest and most spectacular landscapes in North America, as well as through some of its most poverty-stricken and primitive backwoods areas.
With his offbeat sensibility, his eye for the absurd, and his laugh-out-loud sense of humour, Bryson recounts his confrontations with nature at its most uncompromising over his five-month journey.
An instant classic, riotously funny, A Walk in the Woods will add a whole new audience to the legions of Bill Bryson fans.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian TrailUser Review - Sue - Goodreads
Too preachy and sanctimonious. He would get 'funny' and then I would find myself rolling my eyes knowing he was going to tell us how awful we all are Read full review
Review: A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian TrailUser Review - Austin Kirk - Goodreads
While you may not believe it if you haven't read a book by Bill Bryson before, but this book about endlessly hiking in through the Appalachian Trial is hilarious. During the first section, when Bryson ... Read full review