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Free ePub ☆ mobi Wild AUTHOR Cheryl Strayed ô 9781101873441 ✓ Cheryl Strayed Ì ❰KINDLE❯ ✾ Wild Author Cheryl Strayed – At twenty two Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything In the wake of her mother’s death her familLoneTold with suspense and style sparkling with warmth and humor Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened strengthened and ultimately healed her “The universe I'd learned was never ever kidding It would take whatever it wanted and it would never give it back” Wild is easily one of the best memoirs I've ever read For two main reasons1 It is extremely well written This book doesn't have that feeling which non fiction books often give me a feeling that I'm stuck in the dreary real world and that I should have read some exciting fiction instead It reads like a novel A novel about grief and youth and adventure It's full of memorable characters drawn so vividly by the author And it proves that true stories can be no less compelling than the most creative fantasy2 Strayed captures the emotions of a young woman who has lost her anchor in life so very well It's one thing to feel a certain way at times in your life but it's another thing entirely to be able to find the words to accurately portray how that felt to othersHer story is brimming with raw visceral emotion Perhaps it is made poignant to me because I have a somewhat similar relationship with my mum and the thought of losing her is not only unbearable but completely beyond my comprehension how can I possibly exist in a world where she doesn't? She and her love are the single reliable constants I've had throughout my lifeBut beyond that my mother like Cheryl's has made me and my siblings the centre of her entire life and purpose She lives and breathes for us She has made mistakes and we have had fights Angry raging fights that would easily have destroyed a weaker bond And yet I have never been certain of anything than her unconditional love and her desire for my happinessStrayed's shared emotions pulled out some deep ones of my ownBeyond the emotional pull of the novel it is an adventure story that takes us through all the highs and lows of the wilderness Interspersed with little anecdotes about the author's life before hiking the Pacific Crest Trail it shows everything that Strayed faces in her struggle to sort her life out Everything from bears rattlesnakes and other people to dehydration destroyed feet and the realization that she had not planned her trip very wellMany times she considers giving up and yet she pushes on It's uplifting and yet the messages avoid being heavy handed because they are surrounded by so much story and adventure An easy to read enjoyable book that is the perfect balance of sadness and hopeBlog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube | Store

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At twenty two Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything In the wake of her mother’s death her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed Four years later with nothing to lose she made the most impulsive decisio EDIT 442014 I changed this from two stars to one because I realized that it's been about two years since I read this book and I still get ragey and fist shakey just thinking about how much it sucked So bonus star deducted This book sucks on wheels Read on for Okay I gave myself plenty of time to cool off before writing this review because man was I ever pissed at this book by the time I finished reading it And I really wanted to love it I'm a backpacker and I've often fantasized about doing the PCT solo a pretty stupid idea for anybody who's not much experienced than I am I was excited about a memoir of one woman's experience on the trail I dug into this book eagerly but within a few chapters my enthusiasm began to deflate and by the end I was basically doing this at every other paragraphAfter some cooling off time I gave it what I feel is a very generous two stars That bonus star is for the first couple of chapters which do in fact pull a person in and which do share some impressive openness on the author's part I was particularly impressed with her ability to share her weird dreams about killing her mother which were raw and real and touching and disturbing Also the scene where she recalls how view spoiler the horse is put down hide spoiler

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Wild AUTHOR Cheryl StrayN of her life With no experience or training driven only by blind will she would hike than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State and she would do it a Alternate title How to be a Compete Idiot Hiking Edition Cheryl goes off on a bender shortly after her mother passes She ruins her marriage with repeated adultery and ultimately becoming a knocked up druggie Then she aborts the kid and goes hiking Yes you read that rightShe gets on the Pacific Crest Trail as a way to find herself By getting lost Oh the irony Many many inspirational uotes have been posted and shared throughout the web thus I will share the two that stood out to me mostThe first one is found during her mother's stay in the hospital and reuests for morphine from the male nurse Sometimes he gave it to her without a word and sometimes he said no in a voice as soft as his penis Freuently Cheryl paused the narrative to admire masculine men that she met on the trail or remembered screwing with while married to her husband This nurse had the unfortunate fashion choice to wear scrubs a little too tight while he was tending her mother on her death bed It felt so wrong on so many levelsThe other uote that stood out to me was during a female empowerment moment During which she recalls the control she has over men despite being dirty bedraggled and stinky She is a woman When i was a child of eleven and I felt that prickly rush of power when grown men would turn their heads to look at me or whisper or say hey pretty baby just loudly enough that I could hear Why Just Why She's constantly getting lost never has the right gear and always is in painI wanted to shake her So much Despite going into gory detail about losing her toenails developing welts and bruises she plays off being extremely ill prepared and dumb by jokingly calling herself A big fat idiot This book tried to make her journey into a positive experience by showing just how much everyone admired and appreciated the work she put into hiking It was ridiculous They all treated her kindly like a badass princess coughcough Mary Sue I'm glad I read this solely so I could suash my curiosityAudiobook CommentsShe did not narrate her own autobiography Pet PeeveYouTube | Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Snapchat mirandareads Happy Reading