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Walk in the Woods Mass Market Paperback – 24 Feb 2007

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 397 pages
  • Publisher: Anchor Books; Reprint edition (24 February 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307279464
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307279460
  • Product Dimensions: 17.5 x 10.7 x 3 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 222 g
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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

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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.

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5.0 out of 5 stars It's by Bill Bryson, what more can I say!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Heartwarming escape into the woods
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5.0 out of 5 stars As ever with Bill Bryson - A thoroughly good read
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fizzes and pops with Bryson's trademark wit
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bryson and the woods, amazing.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Brilliantly funny, interesting and tedious, all in one!
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5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite story-format Bill Bryson book
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