To Shake the Sleeping Self: A Journey from Oregon to Patagonia, and a Quest for a Life with No Regret
On the eve of turning thirty, terrified of being funneled into a life he didn't choose, Jedidiah Jenkins quit his dream job and spent sixteen months cycling from Orheart."Cheryl ...more
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I did enjoy the scenery descriptions, Jed’s travel buddy Wes was a very interesting character as well as the random people they met along the way.
That said, Jed is a man who decides on a whim to bike from Oregon to Patagonia in South America.
He’s lived his life up to 30 abiding by the religion and belief system he was raised into, living on the safe side - never taking chances - alw ...more
In the 1970s I read Peter Jenkins' A WALK ACROSS AMERICA which ignited my love for anything involving true adventure. Since then I have been driven to read just about anything that incorporates some sort of challenging physical endeavour. When I discovered his son, Jedidiah, had written a book about biking from Oregon to the tip of Patagonia, I got a copy as soon as possible. However, while the road adventures were compelling and Jed's honesty and self-reflection about his p ...more
I agree with the other reviewer that the author didn't try to make the book interesting to the r ...more
To begin with, he claims that he was serendipitously connected with some Instagram executi ...more
Now to the important part.
You NEED to read this book.
To begin, I followed Jed on Instagram during his bike ride from Oregon to Patagonia, so I've been waiting for this book since 2014. It did not disappoint. It's a story of a man that is concerned that his job and daily routine has made his brain 'fall asleep' - as opposed to children, who are aw ...more
Congratulations on an incredible journey, book was meh. I listened to it at 2x. I tried to go to 1x and fell asleep. Insights were superficial, nothing resolved in the end.
And he is soooo unprepared for this undertaking. The part that really drove me batshit was he bought Rosetta Stone to learn Spanish, but didn't use it. Really, dude? You couldn't listen to it on your 1000 mile bike ride from Portland to Mexico? Or at all during your 14 months or whateve ...more
His viewpoint seems entrenched in eva ...more
I just don’t believe the author. Maybe I am wrong and this is of course, my opinion. But, he never once rode a bike or researched before heading on this trip? He wasn’t influenced by his parents who went on a similar voyage in their youth? He has no money? He hit a gr ...more
He took us through some soul searching he did along the way about his faith and sexuality, and I do believe being removed from regular l ...more
I was so excited to finally have this book in hand, to finally read all about this epic quest bicycle ride from Oregon to Patagonia by a writer I love from Instagram.
And Jedidiah’s beautiful writing was there. The trip was adventurous, he describes his reflections, on both his life and his travels, with honesty.
And I did like the book. But I’d didn’t love it.
Parts felt shallow and oblivious to me, some parts felt very aware of a social media audience, a bit status an ...more