I just re-read A Walk in the Woods, by Bill Bryson. It was published in 1998. It's the one about the two guys who set out to hike the AT, and I would say the genre is "Travel Humor." For a non-fiction book it did very well in sales--it was something of a best-seller, in fact.
I laughed as hard this time as the first time I read it. In fact, several times I laughed so hard I almost had a urinary accident in my Wranglers...
The chapter about the trip to the equipment store is early on in the book and it probably is the funniest chapter in the book.
Bryson has these lines he just casually tosses out, such as "It would get me fit after years of waddlesome sloth."
And then, once on the trail, he and his buddy meet that really annoying young woman named Mary Ellen, who follows them on the trail for days. At one point she's admonishing them both for being too fat, and then: "unwisely at that moment she leaned over to get something out of her pack, displaying an expanse of backside on which you could have projected motion pictures for, let us say, an army base."
The only problem with the book is that I can read it in a day or two. Too short!
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