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Ely about the PCT itself or were offended by the author s use of coarse language and discussion of her sexual proclivities And that s fine all of those readers were obviously seeking something other than what this book had to provide Myself I enjoyed it from cover to cover A longtime lover of the PCT I already know about the trail from end to end I was interested in how the author used a rather spontaneous journey along the trail to help herself face demons and come to grips with her mother s death There are moments where her emotions are so clearly spelled out on the page and then there are times where ou have to read between the lines But every step of the way ou re alongside her watching as she learns to accept to embrace to let go and how the PCT weaves through thatThis is a book I will most definitely read multiple times over the ears I almost regret buying it in Kindle format because I can think of at least five people I d love to loan it to and demand they read it immediately A self absorbed ill prepared woman 26 Winter Magic years old leaves her husband a decent guy for no good reason mucks her life up even further with drugs and reckless sex then engages in some vacuous navel gazing on the Pacific Crest Trail As a woman hiking alone she gets all kinds of special treatment and help from fellow hikers She loses a few pounds gets some muscles and some sun bleached hair and calls her work done The universe I d learned was never ever kidding It would take whatever it wanted and it would never give it back Wild is easily one of the best memoirs I ve ever read For two main reasons1 It is extremely well written This book doesn t have that feeling which non fiction books often give me a feeling that I m stuck in the dreary real world and that I should have read some exciting fiction instead It reads like a novel A novel about grief andouth and adventure It s full of memorable characters drawn so vividly by the author And it proves that true stories can be no less compelling than the most creative fantasy2 Strayed captures the emotions of a Bird Habitats in Britain young woman who has lost her anchor in life so very well It s one thing to feel a certain way at times inour life but it s another thing entirely to be able to find the words to accurately portray that felt to othersHer story Is Brimming With Raw brimming with raw Perhaps it is made poignant to me because I have a somewhat similar relationship with my mum and the thought of losing her is not only unbearable but completely beyond my comprehension how can I possibly exist in a world where she doesn t She and her love are the single reliable constants I ve had throughout my lifeBut beyond that my mother like Cheryl s Has Made Me And made me and siblings the centre of her entire life and purpose She lives and breathes for us She has made mistakes and we have had fights Angry raging fights that would easily have destroyed a weaker bond And The Guitar Style of Jerry Reed yet I have never been certain of anything than her unconditional love and her desire for my happinessStrayed s shared emotions pulled out some deep ones of my ownBeyond the emotional pull of the novel it is an adventure story that takes us through all the highs and lows of the wilderness Interspersed with little anecdotes about the author s life before hiking the Pacific Crest Trail it shows everything that Strayed faces in her struggle to sort her life out Everything from bears rattlesnakes and other people to dehydration destroyed feet and the realization that she had not planned her trip very wellMany times she considers giving up andet she pushes on It s uplifting and الإيضاح لمتن ايساغوجي في المنطق yet the messages avoid being heavy handed because they are surrounded by so much story and adventure An easy to read enjoyable book that is the perfect balance of sadness and hopeBlog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube Store So far a great read It s Eat Pray Love without all the whinin. She would do it aloneTold with suspense and style sparkling with warmth and humor Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of oneoung woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened strengthened and ultimately healed Princess coughcough Mary Sue I m glad I read this solely so I could suash my curiosityAudiobook CommentsShe did not narrate her own autobiography Pet PeeveYouTube Blog Instagram Twitter Snapchat mirandareads Happy Reading In some reviews Strayed Has Been Criticized For A Number has been criticized for a number 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 oung in her grief She Eventually Resorted To Heroine Abuse And Promiscuity I Think eventually resorted to heroine abuse and promiscuity I think 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 oung 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 Re Read on Audio 2017 Just going to tweek my old review as I still feel the same about the book and movie 2015 Review I just recently watched the movie Wild I have actually watched the movie several times now When I saw that it was based on a true story I immediately logged onto and ordered the book I am so glad I did as this is a wonderful book Of course there are different things in the book than in the movie but that just made it better it was liked I was learning about Cheryl s life I have always wanted to hike the Appalachian Trail when I would see the signs to it not far from where I live But I got sick and that never happened If Jewish Women Speak About Jewish Matters you get a thought to try something don t wait DO IT becauseou never know what is going to happen I never even knew anything about the PCT I want to get books on it and read about it I want to see in a book the actual places that Cheryl was in the book I want to recognize some of the places I can t state enough how much I loved the book It was so moving and hard I can t imagine the things she went through what anyone that hikes like that goes through I love hiking but this is beyond hiking in my opinion Cheryl found out a lot of things about herself while on the trail She met a lot of nice people along the way as well Sometimes a person s life is so sad and seems so horrible and then something wonderful comes along Cheryl eventually found that in her life and I m happy for her I recommend this book to anyone that loves hiking to anyone that loves stories about finding Friends Forever: Everything Changes (Friends Forever) yourself to anyone that loves stories about the hardships of life And Cheryl made it Totally awesomeMY BLOG Melissa Martin s Reading List EDIT 442014 I changed this from two stars to one because I realized that it s been about twoears since I read this book and I still get ragey and fist shakey just thinking about how much it sucked So bonus st I have read a great many criticisms of this book by people who either expected it to be sol. He 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. 35 starsWhat kind of dimwit would decide to backpack the Pacific Crest Trail alone with zero backpacking experience Apparently the same kind of dimwit who would try heroin just because the stranger she spent the night With Happens To Need happens to need fixIf The TV Writer's Workbook: A Creative Approach To Television Scripts you can tolerate essence of dingbat and overlook her lousy choices and even lousier excuses for those choices this is actually an enjoyable read You have to rollour eyes a lot while working to the point where she hits the trail but after that it s uite engaging I admire her tenacity in finishing what she started given her cluelessness about backpacking that led to serious mistakes and potentially dangerous miscalculations If ou ve never backpacked before use this as a cautionary tale rather than an excuse TO BE A DITZ MANY PEOPLE WITH BACKPACKING SAVVY be a ditz Many people with backpacking savvy Cheryl have lost their lives through poor planning or just bad luck The thing that saves this book is that Cheryl writes well If I can say without unkindness that there s a certain charm in her idiocy this is what makes her story worth reading And if ou have any backpacking stories of Writing in the Dust: After September 11 your ownou ll connect with so many of the little things that define the worldwide community of backpackers 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 Engine Performance Diagnostics 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 sureou 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 Alternate title How to be a Compete Idiot Hiking Edition Cheryl goes off on a bender shortly after her mother passes She ruins her marriage with repeated adultery and ultimately becoming a knocked up druggie Then she aborts the kid and goes hiking Yes ou read that rightShe gets on the Pacific Crest Trail as a way to find herself By getting lost Oh the irony Many many inspirational uotes have been posted and shared throughout the web thus I will share the two that stood out to me mostThe first one is found during her mother s stay in the hospital and reuests for morphine from the male nurse Sometimes he gave it to her without a word and sometimes he said no in a voice as soft as his penis Freuently Cheryl paused the narrative to admire masculine men that she met on the trail or remembered screwing with while married to her husband This nurse had the unfortunate fashion choice to wear scrubs a little too tight while he was tending her mother on her death bed It felt so wrong on so many levelsThe other uote that stood out to me was during a female empowerment moment During which she recalls the control she has over men despite being dirty bedraggled and stinky She is a woman When i was a child of eleven and I felt that prickly rush of power when grown men would turn their heads to look at me or whisper or say hey pretty baby just loudly enough that I could hear Why Just Why She s constantly getting lost never has the right gear and always is in painI wanted to shake her So much Despite going into gory detail about losing her toenails developing welts and bruises she plays off being extremely ill prepared and dumb by jokingly calling herself A big fat idiot This book tried to make her journey into a positive experience by showing just how much everyone admired and appreciated the work she put into hiking It was ridiculous They all treated her kindly like a badass. 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 ears later with nothing to lose

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