Wild by Cheryl Strayed
A Review By Becky Holland
Publisher: Vintage Books, 1st edition
Ratings: 4.9 stars
Some people didn’t get Cheryl Strayed, and they still don’t. Maybe because they have not been in her shoes or through a similar situation.
Yet, I find Cheryl Strayed’s story as detailed in the book, ‘Wild – From Lost to Found On The Pacific Crest Trail’ not only refreshing but one to be admired.
At the young age of 22, Strayed was sure she had lost it all. Her mom had just died- and her mom was her world. Her brother was out on his own. She didn’t know where her dad was. Her own marriage was destroyed. She was living a promiscuous life, yet she knew she needed to do something.
Without any experience or training for that matter, Cheryl decided she needed to do something, and do it by herself, to get to be the woman she was meant to be. She decided she was going to hike more than 1,000 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert.
Mixed in with personality, humor, anger, desperation, grief and misadventure after misadventure, Wild shows a journey of a woman who went against the norm and colored outside the lines.
And she came out with flying colors.
It is a book that may not solve any your problems or offer you any peace, but it might give you some courage to start your own walk to where you are “supposed to be.”
(Note – I purchased this book so I may provide an honest review.)