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Walkin' on the Happy Side of Misery: A Slice of Life on the Appalachian Trail

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  44 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Hardcover, 556 pages
Published November 28th 2001 by Xlibris Corporation (first published November 1st 2001)
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Trish Barlowe
May 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is so fantastic! I loved reading it and found myself getting sad that I was nearing the end! This is such a unique memoir. JR or "Model-T" had me laughing with his little made up ditties and unapologetic opinions. His sarcastic tone coupled with his ability to eloquently describe even the most mundane of things make this book so enjoyable. When his tone would (rarely) turn serious, his words would grip my heart and even make me shed a tear or two. His fellow thru-hikers are such fun ch ...more
Dan
Jan 17, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A detailed account of a hiker's Appalachian Trail thru-hike. I liked the detail he gives following his progress closely, but am not a big fan of the two personalities he uses to narrate the story. Not my favorite AT book, but I still liked it and would put it in the upper half of all of the thru-hike books I have read.
Blaine Motsinger
Jul 04, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Within the first chapter I knew I wouldn't like this book, but I thought I'd try to stick it out. I only made it through 8%, according to my kindle, before I gave up.

The words are very decorative but lack depth; they just don't quite fit right; a little too over-polished. Also, the alter-ego is very gimmicky. I just couldn't get past those things.

How does this have such high ratings?
Sue
Jun 09, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was inspiring and really thought provoking! A good one for anyone who is trying to come to terms with life!
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