People Places: Book Notes
Why I Walk: Taking a Step in the Right Direction by Kevin Klinkenberg
"The premise of this book is very simple--I like to walk. Whether it's for a night out on the town, getting to work, running errands or even going to the grocery store, I prefer to get where I'm going using my own two feet." (p. 2)
This book succeeds because it reads just as if a friend or colleague would tell you, clearly and without trying to turn you into a walker, why he walks: he enjoys it, he sees direct benefits that mean much to his life in terms of finances, health, and social interaction. Thus, if you are a walker, you could use this book to explain to your friends why you walk, and if you don't walk for transportation, you can read a good, non-judgmental account of why you might consider it. If you think that walking places for transportation is a bit kooky--this book is for you, because it can help you see how normal and fun walking can be.