Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

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 Cres...

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Title:Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
Author:Cheryl Strayed
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ISBN:0307592731
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:315 pages

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail Reviews

  • Meg
    Nov 02, 2011
    A few years ago I had occasion to re-read HATCHET, by Gary Paulsen. I did not do this on my own, but with a fourth-grade boy who was wholly entranced by it. I had never been a big HATCHET fan myself (I preferred the Little House books, if you wanted to get right down to it), but reading it with this...
  • Amanda Hicks
    Mar 29, 2012
    I have read a great many criticisms of this book by people who either expected it to be solely 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 wh...
  • Cathy
    Apr 06, 2012
    A self-absorbed, ill-prepared woman, 26 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 a...
  • Libbie Hawker (L.M. Ironside)
    Apr 17, 2012
    EDIT 4/4/2014: I changed this from two stars to one, because I realized that it's been about two years since I read this book and I still get ragey and fist-shakey just thinking about how much it sucked. So, bonus star deducted. This book sucks on wheels. Read on for more...Okay. I gave myself plent...
  • Nikiverse
    Jun 30, 2012
    I know what Cheryl felt like on the Pacific Crest Trail because I felt like that reading her book. Neverending. Arduous. But without that whole enlightenment part. [Warning: Spoilers] Wahhh, I did heroin and cheated on my husband and my life's a mess. Wahhh I'm too tired to even masturbate. Wah! I s...
  • Jeanette
    Jul 03, 2012
    3.5 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 a fix.If you can tolerate essence of dingbat and overlook h...
  • Rachel
    Jul 09, 2012
    So far, a great read. It's Eat, Pray, Love without all the whining....
  • Jackie
    Sep 12, 2012
    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 touc...
  • Nancy (NE)
    Dec 19, 2012
    In some reviews, Strayed has been criticized for a number of 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 q...
  • Emily May
    Apr 07, 2016
    “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 reasons.1) It is extremely well-written. This book doesn't have that feeling which non-fiction books ...