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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.

Oprah's Book Club 2.0 selection: This special eBook edition of Cheryl Strayed’s national best seller, Wild, features exclusive content, including Oprah’s personal notes highlighted within the text, and a reading group guide. 

One of the Best Books of the Year: NPR, The Boston GlobeEntertainment Weekly, Vogue, St. Louis Dispatch 

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Wild (Oprah's Book Club 2.0 Digital Edition)
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4.2 / 5
Fabulously Inspiring!
March 18th, 2015
I loved this book! It's made me want to do more with my life and to make each second count. I am inspired! I need to find my own PCT and get back to what really counts!
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March 3rd, 2015
I really enjoyed this story/Autobiography from Cheryl Strayed. The story about a girl age 26 who is failing in every aspect of her life and is inspired by a book to go hike the PCT (5,000 mile trail). I loves how it showed her struggle because of lack of preparation for the hike, and I commend her for pushing her body to not give up (with raw skin and missing toenails) a true soul searching experience. I gave this book a 4 star because I did enjoy the story, however I found it very slow to get through. I had no problem putting the book down and taking some time to pick it back up. I was almost counting how many chapters I had left to get through. All in all good story
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February 19th, 2015
Awesome book. Well written, inspiring and happy. loved it and now I totally want to go hike the PCT too!
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a Bientot j,espere....
December 29th, 2014
Je n,ai pas lu ce livre ,j,aimerais bien .... Car je m,incris bientot ... A la librairie national de quebec
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What a journey!
June 9th, 2014
Heartbreaking at times, raw emotionally and physically, I really enjoyed this book.
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Amazing book!
June 5th, 2014
I want to go hike the PCT!!
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Amazing read!
May 30th, 2014
Amazing tale of an incredible journey. Every emotion emerged out of me with this novel, laughs, tears, heartbeak, understanding, loss...acceptance. The best book I've ever read!!
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Uncovering personal strength
February 11th, 2014
Love this story. A woman who challenges herself to release grief as she uncovers her power, strength and mastery.
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January 27th, 2014
This book was inspiring. I've never even came close to hiking any distance before.... Yet Strayed made me feel like I was walking alongside her throughout the whole book. Teaches you to "let it be" and helps you see the the luxury of connecting with nature. Filled me with fear, sadness, joy, but -most of all-anticipation throughout the whole book! Loved it!
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Great Book..!
October 6th, 2013
'Wild' is a beautifully descriptive story about loss, pain, nearly giving up, and pushing on. I loved every moment of this book and am just blown away by the author's audacity and perseverance to achieve her goal. I personally will never be able to go three months in the wild,with a pack so heavy in my back, blistered feet, bleeding and sore, filthy, hungry and lonely. I couldn't believe she kept going, hiked 1100 miles solo on the PCT enduring scorching temperatures on the desert or frigid weather from the High Sierra Mountains, and wild animals but despite all that and the mental and physical tiredness she never gave up and accomplished her soul finding with every step she took in her journey. The bravery and willpower flowed from the pages of this book touched me deeply. It was a great book to read.
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September 20th, 2013
If you have ever spent any time searching for your true self...then this book is for you. I wish I was half as brave as Cheryl Strayed.
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September 6th, 2013
I loved this book so much I didn't want it to end.
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April 27th, 2013
This book could have been half this length and given the same message. All that walking to end with ( spoiler alert) the acknowledgement of a man being the most noteworthy aspect of the end of the trail.
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Original and inspiring
March 11th, 2013
Read this a few months ago but didn't mark it so. Anyone who is struggling and at a crossroads will love this.
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