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FROM THE AUTHOR:
The problem with buying a book online is that you're unable to physically hold it, turn it over in your hands, flip though its pages, etc. -- the way you could in a bookstore. Because of this, there are times when you order a book only to realize that it wasn't quite what you expected once you've received it. For that reason, I'd like to take a few minutes here and try to give you a better idea of what “A Time to Walk: Life Lessons Learned on the Appalachian Trail” is all about.
First of all, let me say from the start that if you’re looking for an instructional guide or a "How To" book on thru-hiking the AT, this isn't it. There are many excellent ones out there, but that’s not what I chose write about.
"A Time to Walk..." is based on my 1998 southbound thru-hike of the AT. It is comprised of the ten "Life Lessons" I learned during my time on the trail. Each lesson is illustrated through experiences which happened during my 5 1/2 month trek.
I believe it's a book which holds something for everyone who reads it, and is willing to apply some of what it says. Hiker or non-hiker, young or old, healthy or not. Because we all have a trail to walk -- it's called life! And just like the AT, it's filled with ups and downs, victories and defeats, good times and bad.
Finally, let me say that it is my sincerest hope that this book could become a launching pad for your trip into self discovery. Be that on the AT or elsewhere. Because if I accomplish that, I will have truly accomplished what I set out to.
Jay "Patch" Platt
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FROM THE BACK OF THE BOOK:
Have you ever wondered why some people seem to succeed against the odds? What makes some go on when others quit?
Why do some people achieve greatness and others mere mediocrity? If only there were lessons to teach you these things and more. Well now there are.
In "A Time to Walk...," Jay "Patch" Platt reveals the ten life lessons he learned during his more than five month thru-hike of the 2,160 mile Appalachian Trail.
Join him as he takes you inside the world of a thru-hiker, while he travels the mountain trail, from Maine to Georgia.
And through it all, learn something about yourself.About the Author:
Jay "Patch" Platt is a retired U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant and cancer survivor. In January of 1999, he became one of only an estimated three hundred people to have ever completed a southbound thru-hike of the more than 2,100 mile Appalachian Trail.
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Book Description Eagle Eye Pub, 2000. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0967893801