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READ è Wild By Cheryl Strayed õ An alternate cover for this ISBN can be found hereAt twenty two Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything In the wake of her mother’s death her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed Four years later with nothing to lose she made the most impulsive decision of her life With no experience or traiShe would do it aloneTold with suspense and style sparkling with warmth and humor Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened strengthened and ultimately healed h. In some reviews Strayed has been criticized for a number of things Unpreparedness for the Pacific Crest Trail risky decisions and miscalculations as well as reckless living poor choices in coping with a broken life Her real father was unstable abusive and essentially absent Her mother was uirky She couldn't provide the basic material comforts of the middle class On the other hand her unconventional behaviors are exactly what gave Cheryl her independent survivor spirit Her mother died in her mid forties and the threads of what little family Cheryl had disintegrated Married to a perfectly good man but wed very young in her grief she eventually resorted to heroine abuse and promiscuity I think those readers are missing the point This is not a how to book Although there are some brief informative sections about the history and development of the PCT as well as fleeting references to euipment It is not a back to nature book She writes picturesue but unsentimental descriptions It is not a self help book She's not espousing any means to self discovery It is a elouent story of how one rather mixed up young woman used this journey Alone she is able to dig deep into her past and her fears There comes a point in everyone's life when we have to forgive our own mistakes and accept how they define us The struggles along the trail gave her the strength and clarity to face who she really is and what she is capable of It resonated with me After having taken a road trip in the mid 70's from Minneapolis to Whitehorse Yukon Territories back through Edmonton across the Rockies to Vancouver and down Route 1 to San Diego before going home The experiences most definitely frame who I am
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An alternate cover for this ISBN can be found hereAt twenty two Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything In the wake of her mother’s death her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed Four years later with nothing to lose s. EDIT 442014 I changed this from two stars to one because I realized that it's been about two years since I read this book and I still get ragey and fist shakey just thinking about how much it sucked So bonus star deducted This book sucks on wheels Read on for Okay I gave myself plenty of time to cool off before writing this review because man was I ever pissed at this book by the time I finished reading it And I really wanted to love it I'm a backpacker and I've often fantasized about doing the PCT solo a pretty stupid idea for anybody who's not much experienced than I am I was excited about a memoir of one woman's experience on the trail I dug into this book eagerly but within a few chapters my enthusiasm began to deflate and by the end I was basically doing this at every other paragraphAfter some cooling off time I gave it what I feel is a very generous two stars That bonus star is for the first couple of chapters which do in fact pull a person in and which do share some impressive openness on the author's part I was particularly impressed with her ability to share her weird dreams about killing her mother which were raw and real and touching and disturbing Also the scene where she recalls how view spoiler the horse is put down hide spoiler
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Wild By Cheryl StrayHe made the most impulsive decision of her life With no experience or training driven only by blind will she would hike than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State and. I finished this book a couple of days ago and have not been able to get it out of my mind I was happily coming to Goodreads to give my glowing review but was pretty annoyed at a few of the recent reviews so I wanted to address that first The bravery and honesty that flowed from those pages touched me deep into my soul and to see her described as dimwitted and self absorbed is insulting to the author and to those of us who were moved by her story If you want to read about a well planned trip by a prepared hiker who has no issues go and buy a guide book about hiking the Pacific Crest Trail I'm sure you'll find it very informative'Wild' is a beautifully descriptive story about loss pain nearly giving up and pushing on I felt like I was right there next to Cheryl my pack so heavy my feet bleeding and sore filthy hungry and lonely I couldn't believe she kept going but also would have been crushed if she hadn't I loved every moment of this book and am just blown away by the author's audacity and courage I will probably never be able to go three months in the wild but I sure loved living vicariously through Cheryl in her 'Wild'