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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.
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The previews for Wild looked so good that I had to get my hands on the book and see what it is all about. I haven't seen the movie yet, but I was thinking that you would need all the insight from the book to fully appreciate the movie.
Cheryl was so honest. She didn't hide anything or try to sugar coat anything. She told her story, all the gory details and wanted the reader to truly understand and feel her.
I enjoyed Eat, Pray, Love and I felt like this was Cheryl's journey that helped her figure herself out. Instead of learning from other people, as Elizabeth Gilbert did, but Cheryl hiked the Pacific Crest Trail alone.
Paul, Cheryl's husband was amazing. He was my favorite person in her life. He definitely got a bad wrap in the whole outcome.
The sidekicks, the people on the trail, were really interesting. I wanted to hike the trail so badly after reading this book, meet the people and see the sights. I am not sure I could do the whole thing, but it would be fun to try!
There wasn't really anything to gripe about. If you enjoy good non-fiction works about the true struggle of being a broken, faulted human, than you will enjoy this!
I will make sure to write up a review once I see the movie!