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Afternoon with an Unlikely Thru-Hiker

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Join us for an afternoon talk and signing with one of our very first The Book Garden friends! A few weeks after we officially became booksellers Derek walked into the shop, settled himself into our kitchen and began working on what would eventually become his memoir, The Unlikely Thru-Hiker. He was a fixture in the shop for months and when he moved back to NYC we missed him, and his stories about the AT, terribly. So this is much more than a book party, this is a coming home! About the book: The Unlikely Thru-Hiker is the story of how a young black man from the city, unfamiliar with both the outdoors and thru-hiking , sets off with an extremely overweight pack to conquer the infamous trail. What unfolds are lessons on preparation, humility, and nature’s wild unpredictability. But this isn’t a memoir of discouragement. What sets Lugo apart is his refusal to let any challenge squash his inner Pollyanna. Through it all, Lugo perseveres with humor, tenacity, and an unshakeable commitment to grooming―earning him the trail name “Mr. Fabulous”―that sees him from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Katahdin in Maine. ————————— What is the Appalachian Trail? The A.T. is approximately a 2184.2 mile long marked hiking trail. The trail passes through 14 states: Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. A thru-hiker is a person attempting to hike the entire A.T. in one season. This can take about 3-7 months. The trail can also be completed in sections during a course of several years. These hikers are called section – hikers. Both types of hikers have a the ultimate goal of hiking the whole trail. … and that was all I wanted to do, but what I got was much much more....

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