Fun book recommendation of the day
When the author of the book, the comic genius Bill Bryson who has lived in Britin for twenty years, comes back to his native country, the United States, decides to reacquaint himself with his country by walking the 2,100 mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine. The book offers an astonishing landscape of silent forests and sparkling lakes and Bryson provides endless opportunities to witness the majestic silliness of his fellow human beings.
Bryson takes along the gloriously out of shape Stephen Katz, his buddy from Iowa along for the walk. While on the trail they meet a bizarre assortment of hilarious characters and the book is more than just a laugh out loud hike. As Bryson tells his fascinating hike history, he also makes a moving plea for the conservation of America's last great wilderness. An adventure, a comedy, and a celebration, A Walk in the Woods has become a modern classic of travel literature.