Sandy Nawrot's Reviews > Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

Wild by Cheryl Strayed
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Dec 18, 2013

it was amazing
bookshelves: audio

When this book originally published last year, I was so excited about it. But then there was quite a bit of negative feedback. Readers had issues with Cheryl's promiscuity and past drug use, as well as all the navel-gazing that a memoir like this brings. So I put it off. I'm sorry I did, because this was an amazing story and one that struck a chord with me. I've not experienced the hardships that Cheryl did...a divorce, the loss of a mother at a young age, and a resulting life of self-destruction. But I can identify with her impulsive action of long-distance backpacking to rid herself of the demons. I think that is totally something I would do if I were pushed to a certain point. I loved Cheryl's honesty, I loved her determination, I loved her courage, I loved her stories of friends made on the trail and mishaps. This was a very inspirational book...refreshing...and a delight to listen to. The narration of Bernadette Dunne struck the perfect chord, and soon became the voice of Cheryl. Very highly recommended.

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Reading Progress

December 18, 2013 – Started Reading
December 18, 2013 – Shelved
December 18, 2013 – Shelved as: audio
December 21, 2013 – Finished Reading

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