Monday, July 20, 2009

"A Walk in the Woods" by Bill Bryson

(Larry King accompanies Bryson on the Appalachian Trail.
Best free bookmark ever.)

I took this book to Tin House because I wanted to read something of the nonfiction persuasion. I don't want to spoil anything, but themes of perceived and realized expectations, of social interaction, of solitude, of adventure, of being content, of wanting more, of the great unknown, and the great outdoors (there are trees in Portland the likes of which San Diegans can only dream of!) crossed over well between the book and conference.

Plus, now that I've read about Bill Bryson hiking this behemoth of a trail, I don't have to do it myself.

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