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A #1 New York Times Bestseller, Now a Major Motion Picture Distributed by Broad Green Pictures Starring Robert Redford, Nick Nolte, and Emma Thompson

A WALK IN THE WOODS: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson

A #1 New York Times Bestseller, Now a Major Motion Picture Distributed by Broad Green Pictures Starring Robert Redford, Nick Nolte, and Emma Thompson

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail

Bill Bryson
  • Imprint: Broadway Books
  • On sale: July 28, 2015
  • Price: $15.99
  • Pages: 304
  • ISBN: 9781101905494
Contact: Rachel Rokicki
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rrokicki@penguinrandomhouse.com

“Short of doing it yourself, the best way of escaping into nature is to read a book like A Walk in the Woods.” New York Times

“A terribly misguided and terribly funny tale of adventure . . . choke-on-your-coffee funny.” Washington Post

“Bryson is . . . great company right from the start—a lumbering, droll, neatnik intellectual . . . a satirist of the first rank.” New York Times Book Review

“An almost perfect travel book.” Boston Globe

“Bryson is a very funny writer who could wring humor from a clammy sleeping bag.” Philadelphia Inquirer

“Bill Bryson could write an essay about dryer lint or fever reducers and still make us laugh out loud.” Chicago Sun-Times

“It’s great adventure, on a human scale, with survivable discomforts, and, happily, everybody goes home afterwards.” Times Picayune

“Delightful.” The Plain Dealer


Bill Bryson’s A WALK IN THE WOODS: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail (Broadway Books Movie Tie-In edition; on sale July 28, 2015), first published in 1998, was glowingly reviewed and was a runaway New York Times bestseller. This fall, A WALK IN THE WOODS will debut on the big screen as a major motion picture distributed by Broad Green Pictures, directed by Ken Kwapis (The Office), and starring Robert Redford, Nick Nolte, Emma Thompson, Nick Offerman, Kristen Schaal, and Mary Steenburgen. The film will be in theaters on September 2nd, but first readers will be able to experience the book in paperback. Bryson has made a living out of traveling and then writing about it. In The Lost Continent he re-created the road trips of his childhood; in Neither Here nor There he retraced the route he followed as a young backpacker traversing Europe. When this American transplant to Britain decided to return home, he made a farewell walking tour of the British countryside and produced Notes from a Small Island. Once back in the United States after twenty years in Britain, Bryson decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by tackling the American wilderness and walking the 2,100 mile Appalachian Trail leading to A WALK IN THE WOODS. Accompanied by his college friend Stephen Katz, Bryson starts out one March morning in north Georgia with the goal of reaching the trail’s end atop Maine’s Mount Katahdin. The Appalachian Trail covers some of the most breathtaking terrain in America—majestic mountains, silent forests, sparkling lakes—and a writer with Bryson’s comic genius is surely the most entertaining guide you’ll find to capture this adventure. In A WALK IN THE WOODS Bryson introduces us to the history and ecology of the trail and to some of the foolhardy characters he meets along the way, from a pack of incompetent Boy Scouts to a perpetually lost geezer named Chicken John to some natives of the trail: deer, moose, loons, and bears! As Bryson and Katz push their out of shape bodies to the limit, the reader is treated to both a very funny personal memoir and a delightful chronicle of the trail, the people who created it, and the places it passes through. An adventure, a comedy, and a celebration, A WALK IN THE WOODS has become a modern classic of travel literature.   ABOUT THE AUTHOR BILL BRYSON’s bestselling books include A Walk in the Woods,I’m a Stranger Here Myself,In a Sunburned Country,A Short History of Nearly Everything(which earned him the 2004 Aventis Prize), The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid,At Home, and One Summer. He lives in England with his wife.


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