A Walk In The Woods : The World's Funniest Travel Writer Takes a Hike
God only knows what possessed Bill Bryson, a reluctant adventurer if ever there was one, to undertake this gruelling hike. Perhaps it was just a long-held ambition to lose weight: he has lost two stone so far. As he recently wrote from the trail to his publisher:
'Speaking of vigorous exercise, boy have I just had some. Maine was a bitch. I want you to come back and walk it with me so that when you die if you go to hell you will be able to say: "Call this hell? Try walking across Maine in August."'
Reared in the tradition of Mark Twain, James Thurber and S.J. Perelman, Bryson used his many years in Britain to soak up a peculiarly English sense of irony and humour and to hone a laugh-out-loud style that is uniquely, hilariously, his own.
- 138 x 142 x 14mm | 157g
- 17 May 2004
- Random House Children's Publishers UK
- Corgi Audio
- London, United Kingdom
- Abridged edition
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About Bill Bryson
Back cover copy
In the company of his friend Stephen Katz, and determined to achieve a lifetime's ambition not to die outdoors, Bill Bryson set off to hike through almost 2,200 miles of remote mountain wilderness filled with bears, moose, bobcats, rattlesnakes, poisonous plants, disease-bearing ticks, the occasional chuckling murderer and - perhaps most alarming of all - people whose favourite pastime is discussing the relative merits of the external-frame backpack.