I definitely identified with Cheryl and her struggle. Her accomplishment in both hiking the PCT and writing this awesome book are inspiring to others struggling with grief and life choices. Thank you for this!
She just kept going despite enormous physical and emotional encounters. An honest, believable recounting of a true adventure. What led her to the journey, what she learned about herself, what realizations came to her regarding her own family and friends are unabashedly included. The recounting of fellow hikers, and others who came across her path rings true. Cheryl Strayed gives us her deepest thoughts and is unafraid to reveal her darkest emotions and actions leading to and through to the end of her journey. Mercifully she gives a snippet of how her life went after the journey so we are not left hanging. I related to it all the way.
What an adventure! Although the writer lacked motivation by my God, you could feel his presence throughout the book.
This book is one woman's success story and example to others, no matter what their problems to overcome.
I fell I was doing the walking, very well described. Enjoying the beauty of nature, the present and every moments in your lifetime will bring you to a meaningful and happy life!
Amazing account of what a person can do by just putting one foot in front of the other and keep on going.
Though the bad decisions and poor planning Cheryl kept making drove me crazy at times, I found the story very compelling and moving. This is what so many traveling tales strive to be but few achieve. I may actually read it now because I felt the audio format didn't give me the time with the story I wanted. Highly recommended.
I bought this book to enjoy while running five months ago and just finished it. I was only running three miles two or three times a week. It took me a while to get into the book, maybe over 10 runs. Once I got into it, however, I couldn't wait to listen again.