Reviews for A Walk Across America
Review - A Walk Across America
I've been aware of this book since it first came out and was a bestseller, but I just got around to reading it. It was OK. The writing was pretty sappy. It did give a good picture of America in the 70s, complete with communes and polyester suits. Jenkins tells of his adventures while walking from New York to New Orleans. He wanders into a revival meeting in Mobile, Alabama and finds God. He didn't say much about his salvation during the rest of the book, and I can't help wondering if it was real. God did tell him and his girlfriend to get married at the end of the book. I thought it odd that there were no pictures of her. I looked up on his website and discovered that he's now married to someone else. That made me uninterested in reading any of the many other books he's written about other walks he's taken.
Reviewed by Roger on 2003-11-17 08:44:18