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.
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Review: A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian TrailUser Review - Cj Sime - Goodreads
Hilariously accurate account of backpacking. Oh my goodness I was laughing so hard tears came. I do have to mark it way down for the f-word though, without it I could have rated it a solid 4 stars. Read full review
Review: A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian TrailUser Review - Ryan - Goodreads
He had me laughing so much at the beginning of the book as this is my first by this author. However I was left feeling like man I would not want to run into him and make it into his book with scathing ... Read full review
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A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
Limited preview - 2010