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

( 2 )

Overview

Recollections of grueling climbs, knee-wrecking descents, mountaintop thunderstorms, snakes underfoot, and the myriad characters encountered on an AT thru-hike.
Read More Show Less
... See more details below
Paperback
$14.77
BN.com price
(Save 12%)$16.95 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (4) from $9.70   
  • New (3) from $9.70   
  • Used (1) from $14.76   
Sending request ...

Overview

Recollections of grueling climbs, knee-wrecking descents, mountaintop thunderstorms, snakes underfoot, and the myriad characters encountered on an AT thru-hike.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811712842
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • Publication date: 9/1/2013
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 522,304
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

J. R. Tate is a retired Marine Corps officer who has hiked the Appalachian Trail three times since 1990. He lives with his wife Judith and their dog Katahdin in Woodlawn, Tennessee.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 7
Memories 9
Foreword 11
Horns or tits 15
Garter snake soup is good for the soul 52
A fool and his money are soon parted 99
Scratchin' in the chicken yard 147
Horse piss and the indignant nose 197
Another way to take a bath 240
A windless sea sails no ships 304
Tweakin' the devil's tail 350
Tomorrow's memories 394
Wimps, humdingers, and sumabitches 442
Only daring and insolent men 492
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 2 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(2)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2003

    Best Appalachian Trail Book

    I have read A Walk in the Woods and On the Beaten Path and Walkin' on the Happy Side of Misery is the best one of the 3. Once you get used to the voice inside his head as another character of the book it really takes off. Here is someone who actually finishes the trail. I loved the end when he goes on to tell you what has become of his thru-hiking buddies after completing the trail.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2014

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)