The Way, My Way

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A Camino memoir written in the humorous vein of Bill Bryson or Eric Newby, Australian film director Bill Bennett walks the ancient 500 mile pilgrimage route across Spain, determined to give back a micro-fibre towel lent to him by a hiker to help ice a "curmudgeon" of a knee. A spiritual journey that's both deeply moving, and laugh-out-loud funny. More

Available formats: epub

Words: 70,890
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301360130
About Bill Bennett

Bill Bennett is an Australian based film director. His films have won numerous awards in his home country, and internationally. The Way, My Way, is his first book.

Reviews

Review by: Pat Casey on Sep. 28, 2013 :
I don’t read travel books and I don’t as a rule read blogs, but after a few exchanges with Bill on the Camino forum I decided to give his blog a go. I liked his shoot from the hip style of writing and sometimes his shoot in the foot style too, so when he said he was expanding the blog of his Camino trip into a book I had to read it. I have not laughed out loud at a book since I read “Memoirs Of A Mangy Lover” by Groucho Marx but this book made me laugh out loud. I read it while I was walking the Camino from Sarria with my wife recently and I had to read her passages to explain why I was laughing so much. It was not all fun though, some of the sections that covered the emergence of the “new” Bill were emotional and reminded me of similar experiences in my own life. It made me smile to hear how Bills PGS had guided him past the albergue in Ciruena, my own PGS kicked in a little too late in that instance. The total anti climax when finally reaching the Cathedral in Santiago was similar to my own, a fantastic achievement, met by my wife at the steps leading down to the plaza but then nothing. The real joy came afterwards when I met my Camino family with my wife over the next two days sharing vino tintos and meals. For anyone who has walked the Camino this is a must read, it will remind you of your own experiences, you will see the places you have passed and you will have a great laugh to boot.
Well done Bill, I loved it.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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