The beginning was a little wordy and slow but it improved and I enjoyed it. It touches on the experiences many of us have as women and daughters.
Having just lost my father, the story really touched me. I understand feeling of being lost without my dad. This is a book I will listen to again and again. As well as reading again and again.
What an inspiring story! Well written in a warm and honest way. Cheryl's ability to tell the world what the PCT has given her and so many other before and after her, makes it hard to put down Wild for those of us that will dream it and those of us that will experience it.
I gave the book 4 out of 5 because early in the book there was "TMI" too much info related to her past that wasn't relavent or needed. However, as the story progressed, she got better at the story-telling and unfolds this incredible adventure she was on, reminding me of my own adventures hiking in the NW. Its definitely a awesome read if you can roll with the first few chapters. The narration is very well done!
Made me want to call my mom and tell her I love her. I felt like I was in the trail with her, through struggles, desire(food and human touch), hunger for life, wanting to give up, wanting to succeed at anything.. Even walking. I felt my feet ache. Loved how descriptive her words and metaphors were.
Great story line! Honest and funny!
Into the Wild
Never heard any of Bernadette Dunne's performances before, but I definitely enjoyed it.
As a 26 year old, I really connected with this book. It was a great movie as well, but I definitely enjoyed the book more. Went into more detail then the movie did.
If I had read this book when I was 26 I'm sure I would have been in complete awe of Cheryl Strayed. But I am 45 now and just finished listening to it so had a bit of a hard time relating to that youthful "I am immortal" attitude. I still respect her determination and doggedness!! I do not think I have that in me now or even when I was 26. I was also spoiled by Bill Bryson's hiking autobiography "Into the Woods." I related much more to his grumbling and griping humor!!! Also, there by the grace of God, I have not experienced grief such as Ms. Strayed experienced. I did appreciate hearing her devastation on losing her mother; but I think that also was a barrier to not being able to completely relate to her. I am glad she found some healing from her journey. Should I ever be so broken up, I hope to find my PCT to put myself back together again.