A doom prophet wanders through the Tennessee backwoods announcing the end of the world. A 300-pound hiker drops half his bodyweight because all he can afford is oatmeal. A dejected, dysentery-infected Mormon tries to steal a dog from a private detective. A stoic woodsman smacks a hungry bear across the snout with a flaming brand. Two hikers wander into a hyper-religious commune in upstate New York and find out where all the soap in the world is made.
A Road More or Less Traveled is the strange but true tale of two men who set out to walk the Appalachian Trail, America’s most heralded footpath, extending over two thousand miles from Maine to Georgia. Along the way, they find uncouth beauty, collide head-on with America’s churning technocracy and battle through a faith in the ruins. Road is a story filled with adventure, absurdity, humor and gnarly soul-searching. You should read it.