Book discussion & Skylark: "Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail"

I first heard about this book on NPR and it sounded good, and then I noticed it on a bookstore shelf, so let's give it a shot.  See photos below:

Don't be shy, we're not into hardcore book analysis - we just read a book and then meet to talk about it - if interested then RSVP. 

Here are links for Skylark Diner.  I think this place has been on TV a couple times on Food Network.  I've eaten there several times and it's always been good.

http://www.skylarkdiner.com/

http://www.skylarkdiner.com/menu/

 

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  • Sherry

    Movie is Instructions Not Included

    April 19, 2014

    • James

      I'll have to check it out

      April 20, 2014

  • James

    I'm sitting outside the entrance on a bench, enjoying the Sunnnnn. Look for me there.

    April 19, 2014

  • James

    Ok, let's do Skylark Diner. Diner might be a misnomer because they have great food. I'll update the meetup details.

    1 · March 18, 2014

    • Elisabeth

      Looks good. Since the venue has moved further north, I'll probably be a little late ...I'm doing beach clean-up for Earth Day down in south Jersey earlier in the day.

      March 18, 2014

    • Elisabeth

      Not going to make it:( Just headed back from beach clean-up and I must clean up. Look forward to the next book. You're picked some great ones so far!

      April 19, 2014

  • James

    Good book, but if i could cut out every time she bragged how her backpack was too heavy for other people to lift i could have saved some reading time. Still curious about her other writings though. Seems like she exaggerates: she swallowed her mom's cremation bone chunks? Really now?

    March 26, 2014

    • jayme

      Sorry you didn't like it much. I've been reading her for awhile, so I wouldn't say she exaggerates- she's pretty genuine. She writes an advice column called Dear Sugar. It was anonymous for a time, but eventually she revealed herself as the columnist.

      March 26, 2014

    • James

      I quite liked the book - just doubting my ability to detect BS if it's there. Looking forward to the discussion. An interesting life story, even before the hiking trip.

      March 26, 2014

  • James

    I'm really digging this book, so I plan to do the meetup even if we don't get 8 Yes RSVPs. With a smaller group it will also be easier to do dinner, so if anyone has an idea for a different restaurant post it here. I was suggesting that particular restaurant because it's good for big groups, but with a small group we can go anywhere.

    1 · March 9, 2014

    • Elisabeth

      In Princeton, Alchemist & Barrister or Masala Grill would both work, even if 10-15 people came. There's also Rhong-Tiam in Plainsboro.

      March 9, 2014

    • jayme

      rhong-tiam is great. there is also hailey's harp in metuchen, or the skylark diner in new brunswick/edison.

      March 9, 2014

  • jayme

    one of my favorites of the past few years!

    1 · February 28, 2014

    • James

      Yeah, I picked it up and thought I'd skim the 1st page to see if it appealed to me and before I knew it I was 5 pages in and still standing there.

      1 · February 28, 2014

  • Jennifer

    I just read it and it's a really good book.

    2 · February 27, 2014

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