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A Walk in the Woods

Robert Redford, Nick Nolte, Emma Thompson, Kristen Schaal, Nick Offerman, Mary Steenburgen
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Author Bill Bryson tells talk show host, referring to writers, “We either drink ourselves to death or blow our brains out.” (0:02)

Memorial for Bill’s friend Earl MacGregor. (0:03)

His wife Catherine asks Bill, “Am I just supposed to stand here and accept these obvious signs that you have gone mad?” (0:07)

His son Sam tells Bill, “It’s just kind of insane, Dad, the whole thing.” (0:08)

Voice mail message: “I wish I could, Bill, but I just switched to a new beta blocker.” (0:11)

Catherine asks Bill, referring to his old friend Stephen, “Didn’t he have a drinking problem?”
Bill: ”We all had drinking problems.”
Catherine, referring to Bill: ”I get to stand in front of some gaudy church saying, ‘He was a loving husband and father, once considered to be a man of reasonable intelligence, since revealed to be nothing more than a daft and utter fool.’” (0:14)

Stephen tells Bill, “You know, I ate some contaminated phenethylamines about 10 years ago, and it totally jacked up my system, you know.” (0:17)

Stephen tells Bill, “I spent half my life getting drunk...” (0:21)

Bill tells Stephen, “I don’t want to reach for metaphors...” (0:25)

Hiker Mary Ellen tells Bill and Stephen, “Also, if I walked with someone else... I’d go crazy, and then I’d not be sane on the trail, you know?” (0:34)

Stephen tells Bill, “So, I haven’t had a drink since.” (0:40)

Stephen tells Bill, “That guy’s out of his... mind.” (0:43)

Bill tells Stephen, “You’re out of your mind.” (0:58)

Bill asks Stephen, “Oh, so I’m the one in denial, huh?” (1:14)

Stephen tells Bill, “I wasn’t lying about being dry, either.” (1:18)