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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed

Okay, I finally read Wild by Cheryl Strayed, and it was as great as everything I'd heard about it.

If you haven't yet read this memoir, just do it. Today, tomorrow, any time is good. But this book reads like a good friend telling you about her deepest secrets and thoughts. It's funny. It's sad. It's painful. (All those missing toenails. Ugh.) 

Even if you're totally not athletic and have never hiked in your life, you can relate to this story of one woman's tale of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) for 100 days alone from Mohave, California to the Washington border.

One line near the end of the book is telling of her conversational style:

"The tumbler made its way slowly back to me; I took a sip and handed it back to Rick, and so on, like we were smoking a gigantic liquid joint."

Read more about this wrenching tale.

Book Read: Wild:  From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
Author: Cheryl Strayed
ISBN:  978-0-307-59273-6

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