A powerful, blazingly honest memoir: the story of an 1100-mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe and built her back up again. At 22, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. After her mother's death, her family scattered and her own marriage was destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she decided to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State - alone. She had no experience as a long-distance hiker, and the trail was little more than an idea: vague, outlandish, and full of promise. But it was a promise of piecing together a life that had come undone. Strayed faces rattlesnakes and bears, intense heat and record snowfalls, and both the beauty and intense loneliness of the trail.
Wild vividly captures the terrors and pleasures of forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her.
©2012 Cheryl Strayed (P)2012 AudioGO Ltd
Genuine, interesting, touching
Into the wild
When she and her brother have to shoot her dead mothers horse
"Gutsy and feminine, hart worming tale"
Just what I have dreamt I would like to do.
Loved the no nonsense way she came to terms with life and the way it was written,
"This woman had More baggage than her rucksack"
No and no
Maybe the author hasn't such a complaining tone but I kinda imagine she does
The gropey sex scene
We go walking to clear our minds of the busy world. This one brings them all with her. For a woman working through her problems the American way this book is appealing but unless you are an American woman who thinks the world wants to hear your complaining that you are a junkie that sleeps around and has no toe nails this book is dull. It's an adventure yet she hardly can look beyond her hard luck story to see it
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