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 - Ashley - Goodreads
I paused for breath close to the end of Part One. I had laughed so hard my stomach hurt. Is it funny because of Bill Bryson and Katz, or because I have experienced similar things and it is all so true ... Read full review
Review: A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian TrailUser Review - Shelly - Goodreads
Enjoyed the author's sense of humor! Read full review