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Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail - Cheryl Strayed
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
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Oprah's Book Club 2.0 selection.A powerful, blazingly honest memoir: the story of an eleven-hundred-mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe—and built her back up again. At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's death,... show more
Oprah's Book Club 2.0 selection.A powerful, blazingly honest memoir: the story of an eleven-hundred-mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe—and built her back up again. At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State—and to do it alone. She had no experience as a long-distance hiker, and the trail was little more than “an idea, vague and outlandish and full of promise.” But it was a promise of piecing back together a life that had come undone.  Strayed faces down rattlesnakes and black bears, intense heat and record snowfalls, and both the beauty and loneliness of the trail. Told with great suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, Wild vividly captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780307592736 (0307592731)
ASIN: 307592731
Publisher: Knopf
Pages no: 315
Edition language: English
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A Misfit Reader
A Misfit Reader rated it
5.0 A Wild Review!!!
Hey everyone and how's it going? I know it's been a while since I've last posted anything on here. But, I'm back and I'm here to bring to you all a book review yay!!! (Side note: be expecting a lot of reviews lol!) Today I am reviewing for you all "Wild" by Cheryl Strayed. This book has been on the ...
Booky
Booky rated it
5.0 Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
Beautifully written, honest, and heart wrenching.The candor with which Strayed chronicles her experience of loss and grief is at times ugly and unflattering. But even though my life is drastically different from the one that she narrates, I see a lot of myself in her. Reading this memoir was a humbl...
JL's Bibliomania
JL's Bibliomania rated it
2.0 Wild
I did not like Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail very much. I just couldn’t get past Cheryl Strayed’s unpreparedness for long-distance hiking and found her a distasteful person who I didn’t particularly want to spend time with. I also found the narrative disorganized and the insi...
DubaiReader
DubaiReader rated it
3.5 Extreme hiking.
Wild was a book that had been on my tbr pile for a while, so when I heard that the author was coming to our local Lit Fest, this seemed the perfect time to pick it up and read it. I don't know quite what I was expecting, but it was not a memoir about hiking for three months across gruelling terrain ...
twostoryhouse
twostoryhouse rated it
1.0 Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
Women-studies college-dropout Woman messes up her life due to her own poor choices by:-- Cheating on her husband with random men-- Doing illegal drugs-- Getting pregnant by her junkie boyfriend and having an abortionBlames it on her mother dying three years previous so she decides to hike the PCT wh...
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