Wild - Cheryl Strayed

Wild

By Cheryl Strayed

  • Release Date: 2012-03-20
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 6,102 Ratings

Description

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A powerful, blazingly honest memoir: the story of an eleven-hundred-mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe—and built her back up again.

At 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 more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State—and she would do it alone.

Told 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 her.

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Reviews

  • Inspiring

    4
    By Cali2011paradise
    I liked the info and the story. The writing style was hard for me. Choppy and drawn out in certain parts. Not enough detail in some. I do understand that she’s retelling an incredible journey and I’m not judging that truth at all. It was a beautiful memoir. Very inspiring. I just didn’t like that the writing style threw me off cause I wanted to eat up every word of her incredible journey. I would have loved an epilogue or what she did the weeks/months once the journey was over. I felt left hanging then rushed couple pages of her life after
  • The things we learn about ourselves on the trail.

    5
    By Jayswiss76
    Great book about a fellow Minnesotan about finding a new chapter in life and overcoming the obstacles in our way.
  • Cheryl you rock

    5
    By Bean730
    Cheryls story is so incredible and inspiring. I sped through this book and was so sad to see it come to an end. More please?! I recommend to ANY young woman especially, but everyone should read this anyways! You won’t regret!
  • Powerful

    5
    By ATXSKBOE
    She is one of my favorite authors. I have met her in real life outside of her books. And she’s truly a powerful woman
  • Wild

    1
    By paprcut
    Creepy is a word that comes to mind...boring, sad,and disappointing. Why all her screwing around details are relevant..and why she thinks she needs to tell everyone is beyond me.. It went to the Goodwill... maybe someone will like it...definitely Sounded like every messed up person...so common...nothing new here
  • Interesting personal journey woven through a physical one.

    4
    By filmguyryan
    Wild is a fast read that has good pacing and compelling stories stitched through the background of the PCT. The family tales and personal challenges provide the motivation both for the protagonist, but also the reader, as it serves to keep you carried along from one chapter to the next. Ultimately the end of the journey fell a bit flat without a truly satisfying close to what Strayer wrestles with through the book. That said, it’s a unique perspective and an entertaining account of real events well told.
  • The best

    5
    By Kat and klucky
    Love this story with all my heart
  • Wild by Cheryl Strayed

    4
    By phepburn242
    I enjoyed this book. She, Cheryl, opened up completely, leaving no secrets, & revealing all her thoughts & feelings. It was a good read.
  • The depravity of her mindset is repulsive. Refused to continue reading after a few pages.

    1
    By Ephesians 4:5-6
    Do not recommend.
  • Love

    5
    By 123joker123
    This is one of my all time favorites. You feel everything that she is feeling. Truly amazing book.

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