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 - Deanna - Goodreads
I remember reading this book twelve or so years ago and getting irritated at Bryson's obvious thin-lipped dislike for most things American. (Opinion solidified by evidence in "I'm a Stranger Here ... Read full review
Review: A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian TrailUser Review - Kevin Koskella - Goodreads
Really entertaining read about hiking the Appalachian Trail. It was appropriate since I have friends doing it right now. I laughed out loud many times in this book, and learned lots of new interesting ... Read full review