The story is amazing. Hard, and monumental, but also filled with a natural humour that seems almost unintentional. Cheryl Strayed must just be that kind of person!
The reader, however, leaves much to be desired. Little expression throughout the story, and the pronounciation of certain words was odd. However, it doesn't stop the story from being everything from heartbreaking to hilarious.
This book was suggested to me by my wife. We are both hikers and both love adventures. I loved this book and the way the story was said. I don't want to get into many details of the meaning and what it meant to me, but I will say that something in this book will rise up to your face some hidden part of you that has yet to be understood. Enjoy
I got into the story of the trail and was annoyed when so much of the second half was tidbits of life. to much trail in the beginning to much life from the middle to end. I would have preferred a better balance. it was better than the movie however.
Cheryl does a Masterful job of telling in words how a great and wonderful healing of complex wounds was accomplished without words - through the meditative process of an epic solo journey through the wilderness of the Pacific Crest Trail
I really wanted to like this book! I am an adventurer myself and wanted to grasp that inspiration so many have claimed from this book. Unfortunately, for me, it was too simple of a story. It lacked any deep thought provoking ideas other than "I was grieving so I did something outrageous". Which, by the way, I struggle with since this book has non-purposely promoted inexperienced or no experienced backpacking women to attempt similar soul searching adventures leading to injuries/tragedies/failures.
Anyhow, if that's what you're looking for... Read Into the Wild and get that inspirational, thought provoking book that will want you abandoning the wrongs in your life and throwing you into nature regardless of your level of experience. Into the Wild is much better written
this is a beautiful story of one women's struggle with her grief and how it almost destroyed her, and how she used those lessons to become the woman she was meant to be by hiking over 1000 miles. truly inspirational. I can relate to Cheryl's story in so many ways. I've read the book twice.
I couldn't stop listening to this awesome story. Cheryl you have touched so many hearts by writing your story. I'm looking forward to reading many more of your books in the future.
didn't care for the book. I wanted adventure story & got too much detail about mother & WAY too much on her love life!! wouldn't have finished it if I wasn't filling in time on a 13 hour trip!
Wonderful story of strength, perseverance and personal growth. An amazing story that is uplifting and is a reminder as to what the human soul us capable of doing when it is guided by spirit.
This was a wondering book to listen to and serves as a testament to the fact that life is a journey and we all learn one day at a time. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking to escape for a few hours a day