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A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail Mass Market Paperback – 24 Feb 2007

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 397 pages
  • Publisher: Anchor Books; Reprint edition (24 Feb. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307279464
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307279460
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 3 x 17.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 470 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 342,096 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Amazon Review

Bill Bryson has made a living out of travelling and then writing about it. In The Lost Continent he re-created the road trips of his childhood; in Neither Here nor There he retraced the route he followed as a young backpacker traversing Europe. When this American transplant to Britain decided to return home, he made a farewell walking tour of the British countryside and produced Notes from a Small Island. Once back on American soil and safely settled in New Hampshire, Bryson again hears the siren call of the open road--only this time it's a trail. The Appalachian Trail, to be exact. In A Walk in the Woods Bill Bryson tackles what is, for him, an entirely new subject: the American wilderness. Accompanied only by his old college buddy Stephen Katz, Bryson starts out one March morning in north Georgia, intending to walk the entire 2,100 miles to trail's end atop Maine's Mount Katahdin.

If nothing else, A Walk in the Woods is proof positive that the journey is the destination. As Bryson and Katz haul their out-of-shape, middle-aged butts over hill and dale, the reader is treated to both a very funny personal memoir and a delightful chronicle of the trail, the people who created it, and the places it passes through. Whether you plan to make a trip like this one yourself one day or only care to read about it, A Walk in the Woods is a great way to spend an afternoon. --Alix Wilber, Amazon.com --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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"A comic tour de force." - "The Globe and Mail

"Choke-on-your-coffee funny."
--"The Washington Post Book World"
"Bryson is . . . great company right from the start--a lumbering, droll, neatnik intellectual who comes off as equal parts Garrison Keillor, Michael Kinsley, and . . . Dave Barry."
--"The New York Times Book Review"
"A Walk in the Woods is an almost perfect travel book."
--"The Boston Globe"

"From the Trade Paperback edition."

" Bryson is a very funny writer who could wring humor from a clammy sleeping bag." - "The Philadelphia Inquirer"
" Short of doing it yourself, the best way of escaping into nature is to read a book like "A Walk in the Woods."" - "The New York Times"
" A terribly misguided, and terribly funny tale of adventure.... The yarn is choke-on-your-coffee funny." - "The Washington Post"
" Bill Bryson could write an essay about dryer lint or fever reducers and still make us laugh out loud." - "Chicago Sun-Times"
" Delightful." - "The Plain Dealer"
" It's great adventure, on a human sacle, with survuivable discomforts, and, happily, everybody goes home afterwards." - "Times Picayune"

"Bryson is a very funny writer who could wring humor from a clammy sleeping bag." -"The Philadelphia Inquirer""Short of doing it yourself, the best way of escaping into nature is to read a book like "A Walk in the Woods.""-"The New York Times""A terribly misguided, and terribly funny tale of adventure.... The yarn is choke-on-your-coffee funny." -"The Washington Post""Bill Bryson could write an essay about dryer lint or fever reducers and still make us laugh out loud." -"Chicago Sun-Times""Delightful." -"The Plain Dealer""It's great adventure, on a human sacle, with survuivable discomforts, and, happily, everybody goes home afterwards." -"Times Picayune"

"Bryson is a very funny writer who could wring humor from a clammy sleeping bag." -"The Philadelphia Inquirer"

"Short of doing it yourself, the best way of escaping into nature is to read a book like "A Walk in the Woods.""-"The New York Times"

"A terribly misguided, and terribly funny tale of adventure.... The yarn is choke-on-your-coffee funny." -"The Washington Post"

"Bill Bryson could write an essay about dryer lint or fever reducers and still make us laugh out loud." -"Chicago Sun-Times"

"Delightful." -"The Plain Dealer"

"It's great adventure, on a human scale, with survivable discomforts, and, happily, everybody goes home afterwards." -"Times Picayune"

Bryson is a very funny writer who could wring humor from a clammy sleeping bag. "The Philadelphia Inquirer"

Short of doing it yourself, the best way of escaping into nature is to read a book like "A Walk in the Woods." "The New York Times"

A terribly misguided, and terribly funny tale of adventure.... The yarn is choke-on-your-coffee funny. "The Washington Post"

Bill Bryson could write an essay about dryer lint or fever reducers and still make us laugh out loud. "Chicago Sun-Times"

Delightful. "The Plain Dealer"

It s great adventure, on a human scale, with survivable discomforts, and, happily, everybody goes home afterwards. "Times Picayune""

Bryson is a very funny writer who could wring humor from a clammy sleeping bag. The Philadelphia Inquirer

Short of doing it yourself, the best way of escaping into nature is to read a book like A Walk in the Woods. The New York Times

A terribly misguided, and terribly funny tale of adventure.... The yarn is choke-on-your-coffee funny. The Washington Post

Bill Bryson could write an essay about dryer lint or fever reducers and still make us laugh out loud. Chicago Sun-Times

Delightful. The Plain Dealer

It s great adventure, on a human scale, with survivable discomforts, and, happily, everybody goes home afterwards. Times Picayune

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"Bryson is a very funny writer who could wring humor from a clammy sleeping bag." -The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Short of doing it yourself, the best way of escaping into nature is to read a book like A Walk in the Woods."-The New York Times

"A terribly misguided, and terribly funny tale of adventure.... The yarn is choke-on-your-coffee funny." -The Washington Post

"Bill Bryson could write an essay about dryer lint or fever reducers and still make us laugh out loud." -Chicago Sun-Times

"Delightful." -The Plain Dealer

"It's great adventure, on a human scale, with survivable discomforts, and, happily, everybody goes home afterwards." -Times Picayune



-Bryson is a very funny writer who could wring humor from a clammy sleeping bag.- -The Philadelphia Inquirer

-Short of doing it yourself, the best way of escaping into nature is to read a book like A Walk in the Woods.--The New York Times

-A terribly misguided, and terribly funny tale of adventure.... The yarn is choke-on-your-coffee funny.- -The Washington Post

-Bill Bryson could write an essay about dryer lint or fever reducers and still make us laugh out loud.- -Chicago Sun-Times

-Delightful.- -The Plain Dealer

-It's great adventure, on a human scale, with survivable discomforts, and, happily, everybody goes home afterwards.- -Times Picayune

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