Seriously, is he one of the five funniest authors alive right now? I'm a Stranger Here Myself is pure genius, but what I'm taking the time to type about is A Walk in the Woods, which I just read for the second time (on my new Amazon Kindle 3G). I first read it back in 2006, before I even knew I was head over heels in love with backpacking. A few trips under my belt, I knew I had to crack the cover one more time and read it from the perspective of a hiker. Better the second time around. I'm too tired right now and too a.d.d.-riddled to even begin touching upon every subtopic in that book that really gets my blood pumping, but that book just makes you want to empty your savings account, outfit yourself, quit your job and fly to Springer Mountain, GA. Even when I expected what was coming, I still had to put the book, er, Kindle down and laugh like I've never laughed from a book. Every person out on the trail has a little bit of Bryson and a little bit of Katz (and maybe even a little bit of Maryellen) in them. If you appreciate the outdoors, do yourself a favor and buy/borrow/steal this book as soon as you can.
I'm just a guy who loves to hike, fish, hunt, camp, and snowmobile, preferably with my wife Brooke and our three kids, Hunter, Max & Shea. I play the part of a lawyer during the week and try to get outside and get dirty on the weekends.