I really enjoyed this book. I am on a similar journey and although mine doesn't involve backpacking on the PCT, I am finding all sorts of parallels. I like to think that one day when I have some perspective, I'll write about my journey and maybe it will help others the way this book inspired me. well done, Cheryl. and you, too, Bernadette.
I could actually envisage the step by step that Cheryl took along the PCT. I'm also humbled that she has bared her soul to tell us her story. A great listen, and has had me rethink walking the El Camino in Spain for a quieter more reflective Pacific Crest Trail. I look forward to finding my place in the 10000 things too, just like Cheryl did.
Thank you Cheryl for your naked truth! Your writing style engaged me from the beginning. I read the book first before listening to the audio version. I was able to hear your story most powerfully by reading than listening. Much praise and appreciation for WILD! Kasey M.
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift that's why it's called the present
The book is reflective and inspiring for those of us who have lost dear ones. The story was a good read
Cheryl Strayed has a keen way of helping you get in her head in this detailed memoir. I really enjoyed learning about the PCT from her perspective and found her story really interesting. She describes people and their nuances very well. The story seemed to drag on a bit...and and end a bit suddenly, but in general a good solid listen (read)--and lovely ode to my side of the world, the pacific NW.
Great book, great performance, great overall!
I admit to having seen the movie prior to hearing the book, but as is so often the case, the book had so much more to offer.
I have not huffed the PCT but spent much of my youth hiking and camping in the Wasatch and Rocky mountains. I'd love to have found the opportunity to do so. Now life and responsibility will not allow me the time. It was great to hike it vicariously with Cheryl!
I feel like I walked every mile with her. She articulated her journey so well that I wish I could of walked with her. Although I know I would never have the courage
If you are reading "Wild" to experience the PCT, be warned. She skips the first 150 miles from the border and rides in a car for most of the trail's path in the Sierra. Doesn't hike a mile in Washington state.
Not a book I would suggest my 16 year old daughter read.