Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
I'm about one-third the way through the memoir Wild by Cheryl Strayed, and I love it!
I've been hearing about this 2012 memoir for months, but I never looked into it until about a week ago. I've been on a memoir kick (this is my third in a row in the past few weeks). It is the best, by far (no offense Sissy Spacek and Sara Mansfield Taber).
If you love to live vicariously through others (like me) and are a tad nosy (or a lot nosy, like me), you'll love walking the Pacific Crest Trail with Cheryl Strayed.
Cheryl Strayed Chose Her Name
When Cheryl and her ex-husband divorced,
she changed her last name to Strayed.
The New York Times wrote, "She changed
her name from Nyland in 1995,
according to her publisher, Alfred A. Knopf."
Before Embarking on Her Journey
from Mojave, California to Bridge of the Gods,
on the Oregon/Washington border, Cheryl Strayed
had never backpacked a day (or night) in her life.
Camping Gear Like What Cheryl Strayed - Used to Hike the Pacific Crest Trail
Here are some of the essentials for camping that Cheryl Strayed learned about by reading guides to hiking the Pacific Crest Trail.
Since she had never hiked in her life, she really had no idea what she was getting herself in for. Her pack weighed so much she couldn't lift it at first.
Books by Cheryl Strayed
More books by Cheryl Strayed, the author of Wild:
- In 2006 Strayed's novel Torch was published.
- Her columns written as "Dear Sugar" were compiled in a book called Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar and published in 2012.
Read More About Cheryl Strayed
- Home - Cheryl Strayed
The website is maintained by Cheryl Strayed, the author of Wild, Tiny Beautiful Things, and Torch.
- Wild by Cheryl Strayed: review - SFGate
WildFrom Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail By Cheryl Strayed (Alfred A. Knopf; 315 pages; $25.95). Cheryl Strayed's "Wild," the remarkable memoir of her summer spent hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, is a very American story.
- The New York Times Book Review -- Wild by Cheryl Strayed
It's not very manly, the topic of weeping while reading. Yet for a book critic tears are an occupational hazard. Luckily, perhaps, books don't make me cry very often - I'm a thrice-a-year man, at best. Turning pages, I'm practically Steve McQueen.
- The Sun Magazine | The Love Of My Life by Cheryl Strayed
The Sun is an independent, ad-free monthly magazine that for more than thirty years has used words and photographs to invoke the splendor and heartache of being human. The personal essays, short stories, interviews, poetry, and photographs that appea
- Walking the Walk: An Interview with Cheryl Strayed, Author of Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacifi
A deeply honest memoir about mother and daughter, solitude and courage, and regaining footing one step at a time, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Knopf) was excerpted in the March issue of Vogue.
The Book Wild Into a Movie
According to the Guardian, Nick Hornby wrote the
screenplay for the movie Wild.
Reese Witherspoon will star as
Cheryl Strayed in the movie of Wild
due for release in December 2014.
I can't wait to see it!
More Survival Books
Books Mentioned in Book Reviews of Wild
Eat, Pray, Love and Into Thin Air are both mentioned in reviews of Wild. These two books also deal with people who went off on adventures to get away and confront problems they were having or to "find themselves."
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