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 - Natasha Petesic - Goodreads
Laugh out loud funny endearing and loved reading every minute of it Read full review
Review: A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian TrailUser Review - Samantha Waxman - Goodreads
Not my favorite Bill Bryson (that would be "In A Sunburned Country"), but not a bad book to pick up at a Little Free Library. It definitely didn't make me want to hike the AT, though kudos to Bryson for trying. Filled with the usual funny Bill Bryon quips, which I do always enjoy. Read full review