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Wild : : From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

Strayed, Cheryl, 1968- Book - 2012 921 Strayed, Cheryl, Adult Book / Nonfiction / Biography / Literary / Strayed, Cheryl None on shelf 2 requests on 3 copies Community Rating: 4.1 out of 5

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Traces the personal crisis the author endured after the death of her mother and a painful divorce, which prompted her ambition to undertake a dangerous 1,100-mile solo hike that both drove her to rock bottom and helped her to heal.


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Vivid submitted by Annie B. on July 26, 2012, 9:24pm Awesome personal account.

Brutal submitted by sdunav on August 19, 2013, 5:32pm This gritty memoir describes the life of a 26 y.o. woman who is lost, shattered by the horrific death of her mother, a divorce, the loosening of remaining family ties, and drug use. She decides to hike through part of CA and all of Oregon to "find her center". Her account of the hike is sometimes brutal, sometimes beautiful, although not nearly as brutal as many of her flashbacks to what went before the trail.

Physical and personal journey submitted by Susan4Pax -prev. sueij- on June 26, 2014, 10:21am I generally like travel and adventuring books, and this one was no exception. Strayed's stories about her experiences hiking the Pacific Crest Trail are wonderful, and she's a great storyteller. Her determination, particularly in the face of how unprepared she actually turned out to be for a trip like this, is inspiring.

This was also the story of her personal journey to face/ confront her challenging, if not dysfunctional life, and there were parts of that retelling that were just more that I really needed to hear. It's great for her that she worked through it all, but I don't know that *I* really needed to know about it.

Still, the whole of the story and the thousand mile hike were well worth the read.

Excellent! submitted by ravsara on July 10, 2014, 9:02pm This is a remarkably powerful piece of memoir. I enjoyed every bit of it and appreciate the honest way she portrays her grief.

Strength through pain submitted by cjkoho on July 25, 2014, 3:01pm Another of my long trail books. Strayed was a bit of a mess when she hiked the trail, but she pulled herself together and kept on going. I was heartened by her story because she basically hiked the trail on a whim, and learned a lot along the way.

Superb Memoir submitted by Beth Manuel on July 14, 2015, 7:28pm Great book. Highly recommended for readers who like memoirs, travel books or books that deal with grief and loss.

This book stuck with me submitted by Lucy S on July 29, 2015, 7:25pm I loved this honest account of Cheryl Strayed's challenges before and during her hike on the Pacific Crest Trail. Such a good read.

Wonderful submitted by edb.blanchard on August 14, 2018, 7:26pm Strayed is a fantastic writer, such a compelling story and amazing experience to share. Definitely read this before seeing the movie. Her other book Tiny Beautiful Things is also amazingly uplifting!

A powerful read submitted by serafins on June 25, 2019, 8:18am I love this book so much. Not only does it give reference to hiking in California (the details are beautiful) but it has a deep, raw emotion that you might not expect when reading this book.

Loved This submitted by alemmon100 on August 8, 2021, 9:42am Excellent memoir of a young woman finding herself.

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New York : Vintage Books, 2012.
Year Published: 2012
Description: 315 pages : map ; 24 cm.
Language: English
Format: Book


Strayed, Cheryl, -- 1968- -- Travel -- Pacific Crest Trail.
Authors, American -- 21st century -- Biography.
Pacific Crest Trail -- Description and travel.