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    Title: A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
    Author: Bill Bryson
    Publisher: Broadway Books
    Publication Date: May 4, 1998
    Genre: Travel, Humor, Nature Writing
    Pages: 272
    ISBN: 0-7679-0251-3

    Summary:
    “A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail” is a travel book by Bill Bryson, chronicling his attempt to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. The book is a humorous and informative account of Bryson’s journey, which he undertakes with his childhood friend Stephen Katz. Along the way, Bryson shares his observations on the history, ecology, and people of the places he visits, as well as his own struggles and mishaps on the trail.

    Content:
    The book is divided into several sections, each focusing on a different aspect of Bryson’s journey. He discusses the history of the Appalachian Trail, the people he meets along the way, and the challenges he faces as a novice hiker. The book also includes humorous anecdotes and witty observations about the trail and its inhabitants.

    Impact:
    The book has been widely praised for its humor, wit, and engaging storytelling. It has been credited with increasing interest in the Appalachian Trail and has been recommended by many as a must-read for anyone interested in hiking or the outdoors.

    Reception:
    The book has received positive reviews from readers and critics alike, with many praising its unique blend of humor and informative content. It has been named one of the funniest travel books ever written by CNN and has been credited with a 50% increase in long-distance hiker numbers during the two years after publication.

    Citations:
    [1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Walk_in_the_Woods_%28book%29
    [2] https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9791.A_Walk_in_the_Woods
    [3] https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-walk-in-the-woods-bill-bryson/1102165072
    [4] https://directnativeplants.com/book-review-a-walk-in-the-woods-rediscovering-america-on-the-appalachian-trail-by-bill-bryson/

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