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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: to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State—and to do it alone. She had no experience as a long-distance hiker, and the trail was little more than “an idea, vague and outlandish and full of promise.” But it was a promise of piecing back together a life that had come undone.
 
Strayed faces down rattlesnakes and black bears, intense heat and record snowfalls, and both the beauty and loneliness of the trail. Told with great suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, Wild vividly 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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Wild
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4.3 / 5
Wild
June 1st, 2015
Great book, for readers who love hiking, seclusion and finding meaning to oneself. I recommend this
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Surprisingly, better than I thought it would be!
May 11th, 2015
I thought the book was very interesting. I never had any desire to read it before, but the positive reviews changed my mind. It kept my attention, and I really enjoyed the story!
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Good
April 19th, 2015
Good book. I enjoyed it. Good book. I enjoyed it. Good book. I enjoyed it. Good book. I enjoyed it alot
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Lost then found.
April 8th, 2015
This book debunks the myth that women are the weaker sex. Every human endeavor taken to this extreme becomes primarily a mental challenge. Cheryl more than meets the challenge.
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Amazing read
April 7th, 2015
I loved this book and couldn't put it down. I couldn't imagine hiking the PTC but I sure enjoyed following Cheryl as she did.
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Wonderful.
April 5th, 2015
What a great and compelling read. I was hooked from cover to cover. I spent a few late nights reading this one unable to put it down. Worth your time.
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Captivating!
March 2nd, 2015
A grueling walk on the Pacific Crest Trail, that physically punishes the body, but heals the heart and soul. Well told true account of her young life.
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Wild
February 21st, 2015
Tres bon, mais beaucoup de longueur, malgre tout je le recommande comme lecture ,cette femme a fait un super voyage
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Good title, but not for this book.
February 9th, 2015
I WAS VERY DISAPPOINTED IN BOOK. I WAS LOOKING FOR REAL ADVENTURE not that I miss my mom ! After half the book I gave up reading.
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A walk for to free yourself
February 8th, 2015
It's a great journey into one persons quest to find herself after a lost sence of direction in life. Very captivating story of someone trying to find her sence of direction.
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Perfect one word for the title
January 18th, 2015
Thoroughly enjoyed this book and could not put it down. I was drawn in by Cherly's honesty and introspection ~her raw emotion and her spiritual journey. And then, her description of the PCT left me with a desire to hike the trail!Great read!
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Loved every second of this "awakening"
January 17th, 2015
I laughed, I cried ( and I do mean a two tissue type cry ) and I enjoyed every minute of this Cheryl Stayed " awakening" I felt somewhat lost myself when I was finished her incredible tale. This read has a bit of something for everyone, from the wilderness reader, to the self help guru.
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Mothers
January 5th, 2015
Loved and related in many ways to the brave author of this book duing this time of mouring my own wonderful and glorious mothe who I miss so dearly. There is no love better than your mother's love. Thank you for sharing your journey.
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Good read!!
January 2nd, 2015
Read this book because I had heard about the movie with Reese Witherspoon and it being one of her best performances. I always like to read the book first if based on a book. If the movie is anything like the book it should be a good movie. It was a good read from beginning to end! I bet there is a lot of people whom struggle with things that have happened in their life but to do something so drastic and hard and hike the PCT and mostly alone! What an awesome feat. Kudos to Cheryl on her accomplishment! So many people use other means to drown out life's difficult moments! Loved this book!
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Ugh!
December 15th, 2014
I should have listened to my initial gut instinct and not purchased this book, but thought, how could a best selling novel, that is soon to be a major motion picture be that bad. This book is terrible, I spent a large amount of time rooting for the rattlesnakes and praying Cheryl would either fall off the side of a cliff, or quit lollygagging and finish her stupid hike. Had I have purchased this book in paper form, it would definitely be the starter fuel for my next fire, and not because I needed the extra space in my pack.
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Wild
August 5th, 2014
What a wonderful book! I loved every minute it.
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Wild
June 19th, 2014
Really awesome read!!
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Wild - From Lost to Found
May 3rd, 2014
Beautifully crafted language and a compelling tale intertwined with humor and love. One of the most beautiful and insightful memoires I have read. Loved it and finished it in less than 48 hours.
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Uplifting and Emotionally Moving
February 9th, 2014
I bought this book a little reluctantly but finally decided to do so based on the reviews of other people, particularly those of the men who had read it. It was a Heather's or Ophra's pick and I'm not a big reader of autobiographies yet this one was highly recommended so I looked further finding it hard to believe the subject and author would hold my attention as much as either Heather or Ophra said it would. Everywhere I looked I saw nothing but high praise, and a lot of men writing in a similar vein to how in writing now, sceptical to how good this book could be initially only to have lived it. I can say it didn't take very many pages to understand exactly what they were saying. This isn't so much a story of an amazing hike but the very emotional telling of a life. In these pages I heard and felt all the raw emotion Cheryl lived through and understood them in a way a person that had no similar life experiences wouldn't normally. She beautifully told a powerful story of her mother's death and all the pain, confusion and emptiness that that entailed and I felt it, I understood it, not as a male or as she as a female felt it but as a fellow human. The male/female differences I wondered about before picking up this book were senseless because this is a book about human life, is hurts, wrongs, struggles and survival and beyond all that, it's triumph. Anybody with any doubts should put them away because this is more than most other books I've ever read.
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January 31st, 2014
An honest memoir of how the author thoroughly messed up her life, being fighting to turn it around. Bought the book because I was keen to read about the PCT, and mostly it didn't disappoint, though I wished she had written a little more on it. I did skip over some parts where the author seemingly went on and on about her life, it was a little overkill certain parts. Overall, a pretty good read, especially for females who I imagine would enjoy her emotional musings a little more.
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