March 20, 2012
March 20, 2012
A powerful, blazingly honest, inspiring memoir: the story of a 1,100 mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe--and built her back up again.
At twenty-six, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's devastating death, her family scattered, and her own marriage was soon destroyed. 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. Gorgeously told, sparkling with warmth and humor, Wild is the vivid story of a young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her.
Genre: Family + Relationships, Sports + Recreation, Nature, Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Death + Grief + Bereavement, Hiking, Women, Essays, Personal Memoirs
- Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Sports + Recreation, Nature, Family + Relationships
- Subgenre: Personal Memoirs, Women, Essays, Death + Grief + Bereavement, Hiking
- Language: English
- Author: Cheryl Strayed
- Online Item #: 13900719
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 059-01-1239
- ISBN: 9780307592736
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported