A Walk in the Woods
Rediscovering America on the Appalachian TrailBook - 1998
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Bring a bit of levity to your life by following two unlikely and out-of-shape companions hiking the Appalachian Trail.
My dad is picky about the books he reads, but he thoroughly enjoys Bill Bryson books, particularly "A Walk in the Woods"! This book made him laugh out loud. ArapahoeJulia
ArapahoeJill Dec 19, 2018
This book sucked me in like a novel. It's a great tale about the author's summer hiking the Appalachian trail with his friend Katz, both equally out of shape and pretty much hiking beginners. This book made me laugh at every turn, with Bryson's wit and ability to describe the "characters&quo... Read More »
ArapahoeStaff20 Jul 13, 2017
I laughed so hard reading this book! It made me never want to take a hike again, but in the best way. Bill Bryson's perspective is fresh and entertaining.
ArapahoeChristineS Oct 13, 2016
What a fun read! The misadventures of Bryson and his out of shape companion left me in stitches. But wait, there's more! He also throws in information about things like the trail, its history, wildlife as well as commentary on the National Park Service and more. Very enjoyable.
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"If there is one thing the Appalachian Trail teaches, it is low-level ecstasy-something we could all do with more of in our lives."
In America, alas, beauty has become something you drive to, and nature an either/or proposition--either you ruthlessly subjugate it, as at Tocks Dam and a million other places, or you deify it, treat it as something holy and remote, a thing apart, as along the Appalachian Trail. (p. 200)
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