By Bill Bryson
Back in the United States after two decades in Britain, invoice Bryson made up our minds to reacquaint himself along with his local state through jogging the 2,100-mile Appalachian path, which stretches from Georgia to Maine. The AT bargains an mind-blowing panorama of silent forests and gleaming lakes—and to a author with the comedian genius of invoice Bryson, it additionally offers never-ending possibilities to witness the majestic silliness of his fellow human beings.
For a begin there is the gloriously out-of-shape Stephen Katz, a blood brother from Iowa alongside for the stroll. regardless of Katz's overwhelming wish to locate comfortable eating places, he and Bryson finally settle into their stride, and whereas at the path they meet a strange collection of hilarious characters. yet A stroll within the Woods is greater than only a laugh-out-loud hike. Bryson's acute eye is a sensible witness to this gorgeous yet fragile path, and as he tells its attention-grabbing historical past, he makes a relocating plea for the conservation of America's final nice desolate tract. An event, a comedy, and a party, A stroll within the Woods has become a sleek vintage of trip literature.
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