Did you ever want to hike the Appalachian Trail but have no experience? Check out A Walk In The Woods by Bill Bryson to see his funny and inexperienced account.
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A Walk In The Woods By Bill Bryson Book Information
Author: Bill Bryson
Genre: Memoir | Travel Guides
Publisher: Random House
Publication Date: 1999 (Originally published in Japan in 1997)
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A Walk In The Woods Summary
“A classic from the New York Times bestselling author of A Short History of Nearly Everything and The Body.
Back in America after twenty years in Britain, Bill Bryson decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine.
The AT offers an astonishing landscape of silent forests and sparkling lakes–and to a writer with the comic genius of Bill Bryson, it also provides endless opportunities to witness the majestic silliness of his fellow human beings.
For a start, there’s the gloriously out-of-shape Stephen Katz, a buddy from Iowa along for the walk. Despite Katz’s overwhelming desire to find cozy restaurants, he and Bryson eventually settle into their stride, and while on the trail they meet a bizarre assortment of hilarious characters.
But A Walk in the Woods is more than just a laugh-out-loud hike. Bryson’s acute eye is a wise witness to this beautiful but fragile trail, and as he tells its fascinating history, he makes a moving plea for the conservation of America’s last great wilderness. An adventure, a comedy, and a celebration, A Walk in the Woods has become a modern classic of travel literature.”Penguin Random House
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About Bill Bryson
Bill Bryson is infamous for his witty and sarcastic travel memoirs. Originally born in Iowa, Bryson spent time in England. A bestselling author, Bryson also writes about more scientific subjects. He currently lives in New Hampshire.
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