Books by Bill Bryson
A Short History of Nearly Everything
A Walk in the Woods : Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
In a Sunburned Country
The Best American Travel Writing 2000. Bryson currently lives in Hanover, New Hampshire, with his wife and four children.
The (Seriously, Truly, Very) Fatal Shore
Australia's full of things waiting to sting, prong, chomp, drown, or lay you out with a toxic nip. People go missing there all the time. But the beer is cold. The sun mostly shines. And the author figures if he can remember to never leave the asphalt, he just might make it back alive.
You Gotta Have Friends. Which is Damned Unfortunate.
Tackling the Appalachian Trail on a whim would require a few essentials. I realized, foremost among them a boon companion. What I got was Katz.