Originally Posted by selkins
Fess up: You ARE Bill Bryson writing under an assumed identity (and fake self-portrait), aren't you?
Triple-gold-star for comedic writing style. I'm entirely hooked.
That's funny. My mother picked up A Walk In the Woods years ago because she saw it was about the Appalachian Trail and she's an avid hiker/outdoorsman (woman) and a serious bookworm. She read part way through it and was completely turned off by his writing and sense of humor. I had never heard of her not finishing a book before - even terrible ones were read to completion on the off chance of redemption late in the story. She gave me the book and I loved it. I guess I get my sense of humor from my father...and I guess that's why they've been divorced for 25 years.