A Walk in the Woods
He’s the one writer that can instantly throw me into hysterical fits of laughter. This book is no exception. In this adventure, he takes off with his friend Katz (his companion on an earlier trip through Europe) in an attempt to walk the entire Appalachian Trail. Katz is an out-of-shape, middle-aged, slob, and Bryson doesn’t look much better at the start. His commentary on their adventures along the way is absolutely priceless. It will make you laugh with delight. It will teach you things you never knew about this country. And it will make you feel as if you had made the journey yourself. Don’t miss it.