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Everett Ruess by W.L. Rusho
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Nov 28, 2007

it was amazing
Read in January, 2000

Read years ago and something made it come to mind today. A wonderful and heartbreaking collection of letters written by a young artist wandering the Southwest.

Merged review:

As I was reading Into the Wild, I kept thinking how much Chris McCandless' story reminded me of this biography about Everett Ruess. No surprise when Into the Wild had a whole chapter about that very same comparison. I loved this story, especially reading all the letters Everett wrote during his time traveling around the Southwest in the 1930's. Both books truly touched some part of me that yearns to leave all the trappings of our consumerist society behind. I thought anyone who read this would understand how I felt, but I distinctly remember Rick surprising me with his non-interest in the book. (He doesn't even remember reading it now).
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