20 years later, this story of celebrating family, stewardship of the earth, good health, and the American spirit still resonates with many.
In this 20th anniversary edition of Jeff Alt's A Walk for Sunshine
, Alt takes you along every step of his 2,160-mile trek across the Appalachian Trail. He walked over 5 million steps through freezing temperatures, driving rain, and sunny skies, and the only constant he could rely on was the knowledge that his walk was dedicated to his brother who had been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. It's this adventure that would inspire an annual fundraiser for Sunshine, the home that cares for his brother, and raise over $500,000.
Packed with inspirational stories featuring bears, bugs, blisters (oh my!), hilarious food cravings, skunk bed mates, and captivating characters, Alt details how his experience turned his dreams into goals, and how he was further able to achieve them.
About the Author
Jeff Alt's adventures have been featured on ESPN, Hallmark Channel, in the Associated Press, and more. Alt is a celebrated author and a talented speaker. He is the author of Four Boots One Journey, Get Your Kids Hiking, and A Walk for Sunshine. A Walk for Sunshine won the Gold in the 2009 Foreword Reviews Book of the Year awards. It took first place winner in the 2009 National Best Books Awards Sponsored by USA Book News, and won a Bronze in the 2010 Living Now Book Awards sponsored by Jenkins Group. Get Your Kids Hiking won the Bronze in both the 2014 Living Now Book Awards, and the 2013 IndieFab Award in Family and Relationships. Alt is a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA). He has walked the Appalachian Trail, the John Muir Trail with his wife, and he carried his 21-month old daughter across a path of Ireland.
"An inherently fascinating, absorbing, and entertaining read from cover to cover, this new twentieth anniversary edition of "A Walk for Sunshine" is unreservedly recommended for both community and academic library collections." --Midwest Book Review
"I recommend this book to anyone who is a hiker, or who has a physical goal they want to reach, whether it's running a race, climbing a mountain, or winning a championship because you learn so much about the qualities needed to accomplish a daunting task." --Enthusiastic About Life
"Jeff's book is unique because it not only documents his personal journey on the AT but also captures the real challenges and joy of trekking for a cause. It ain't sunshine all the time to push through boundaries to accomplish a goal your heart truly is set to achieve. In this edition, I appreciated Jeff's outline in the end of concrete steps to take in order to make one's social cause a success for those of us who wish to make hiking a tool to make a difference." --Brown Gal Trekker