Mookie4ever wrote:As a traveler I am sure that you're familiar with Bill Bryson Kab. You probably either love him or hate his writings.
I happen to love him. I highly recommend Notes from a Small Island, Neither Here nor There and the slightly sad Walk in the Woods about the Appalacian Trail. I have a Short History of Nearly Everything but I haven't gotten to it yet (even though I've had it for 4 or 5 years)
A walk in the woods was pathetic but I was able to read all of it. I've hiked most of the Pacific Crest Trail and that is not at all what the experience is like even for fat, old, out of shape men. He's greatly exaggerated things to make it seem more exciting and left out what makes through hiking special. His book on his travels through small town america (an older book) was even worse. he didn't share anything particularly insightful and instead he just wrote a book using a bunch of prejudices about the people that he saw and rarely interacted with.
Perhaps I'm not a fan because his overactive imagination basically turns his adventure/travels into fiction and I'm not a fan of fiction.