Great book worth a read
At twenty-six, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's rapid death from cancer, her family disbanded and her marriage crumbled. With nothing to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to walk eleven-hundred miles of the west coast of America - from the Mojave Desert, through California and Oregon, and into Washington state - and to do it alone. She had no experience of long-distance hiking and the journey was nothing more than a line on a map. But it held a promise - a promise of piecing together a life that lay in ruins at her feet.
About the Author
Cheryl Strayed is the author of the critically acclaimed novel Torch, the huge New York Times- bestselling memoir Wild and the collection of essays Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Someone Who's Been There. Her work has appeared in numerous magazines and journals, including The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post Magazine, Allure and The Rumpus. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
Great book worth a read
A honest story about a young Woman who is battling with her own demons, forced on her through bad choices ,bad luck and family. Takes on a very long wilderness walk with little preparation and makes it to the end with lots of adventures.
Admire the honesty and rawness. Loved it. An inspiring and relatable read.
Great book about individual growth.
I found that the book dragged on a bit and I started skipping pages. I didn't really like the book that much and lost interest.I gave it 3 stars due to her making it to the end of the PCT
an inspiring book to keep to read again. great gift for a special female friend. definitely recommend
This story examines the strengths and weaknesses we all possess and how we manage them to make ourselves stronger.
Awesome book! I read it on a recent trip through South America hiking the Inca Trail, so it was very appropriate! Very inspiring book, a lot more details included in the book than the movie which is often the case I suppose. A great book to take with you on an adventure!
At first, I found it hard to enjoy this book. In hindsight, I think that was because the recent passing of my aunt from cancer was still raw and the story of Wild included a lot of flashbacks to hospital rooms and the cancer elements to the story. Once I pushed past this, I started to enjoy the book more. Certainly by about 1/3 of the way through I was quite interested in Cheryl's story on the trail, the curiosities of the other people she encountered and her challenges and accomplishments on the trail. In the end, I felt that if she could hike the PCT, then the least I could do was finish her book! I watched the film with a friend from my bookclub after finishing the book and, whilst a good film, we both felt it didn't do justice to the hard slog of the PCT and made it seem much easier for Cheryl than it read in the book.
The book was fine
One of the best books I've read in the last five or ten years... Wild is angry, brave, sad, self-knowing, redemptive, raw, compelling, and brilliantly written, and I think it's destined to be loved by a lot of people, men and women, for a very long time. * Nick Hornby * Epic and moving * Sunday Times * Funny and fierce * Independent on Sunday * Extraordinary... Truly wild: dirty, beautiful, serene * Sunday Telegraph * It's not very manly, the topic of weeping while reading... Wild pretty much obliterated me * Scotsman * A deeply honest memoir about mother and daughter, solitude and courage, and regaining footing, one step at a time * Vogue * Amazing and inspiring * Nicole Kidman *
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st December 2014
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 12.8 x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 2