From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

Downloadable Audiobook - 2012
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Oprah's Book Club 2.0 selection. A powerful, blazingly honest memoir: the story of an eleven-hundred-mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe--and built her back up again. 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 more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State--and to do it alone. She had no experience as a long-distance hiker, and the trail was little more than "an idea, vague and outlandish and full of promise." But it was a promise of piecing back together a life that had come undone
Publisher: [New York] : Books on Tape, 2012
ISBN: 9780307970329
Branch Call Number: Audio Download--Adult
Characteristics: 1 sound file (13 hr., 2 min., 33 sec.) : digital
Additional Contributors: Dunne, Bernadette


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AnnabelleLee27 Feb 21, 2019

An interesting (and at times frustrating) memoir about grief, endurance, and growth set against the challenge of the natural world.

Dec 04, 2018

Maybe I am not remembering right, Have read the book before. Then got Oprah audiobook a few days ago; listened today Got through to hikes start in Mahjove. So much is different.

Sep 26, 2018

Brilliant, insightful and beyond entertaining. Listening to the audio book in the car takes the brain to a much happier place away from carmageddon traffic in Portland... When the audio book played its last track on the CD, it felt akin to the loss of a treasured friend never to be seen again. A must listen.

Aug 07, 2018

So good relatable and inspiring

Sep 11, 2017

I did not expect to like this book so much. I listened to the audiobook on a cross country road trip and loved it. Cherry Strayed does an amazing job writing about her younger self in a complex way that is relatable even if her experiences seems unique. I found that the way she wrote about herself is the way I've felt at times and it resonated with me because having ways to explain how I felt allows for moving on and healing. Her story is inspiring and makes me want to invest in myself. For anyone who struggles with loneliness or self worth, Strayed's writing might resonate with you too.

SPL_Shauna Jun 25, 2016

Following the death of her mother, author Cheryl Strayed's life goes seriously sideways. This autobiography details the lowest lows - heroin use, serial infidelity, divorce - as she comes to terms with her past while hiking the Pacific Crest Trail.

A must read for fans of autobiography, and especially for women who've survived hardship. Trigger warnings definitely apply (animal cruelty, child abuse, drug use, sex assault), but if you're feeling up for it, Wild is a beautiful, redemptive tale for women who've lived too hard.

May 19, 2016

Loved this - got the audio book after seeing the movie (listened to it while commuting) - and now I want to watch the movie again. I didn't want this book to end - so interesting - love her style of writing - Cheryl Strayed doesn't narrate the book (wish she did) but the actress does a good job of it.

Jan 09, 2016

A truly remarkable story about a woman who goes for broke and hikes one of the most challenging trails in America. A terrific story of self-discovery after everything around her falls asunder - and the same nearly happens during her journey. I read this one during a recent hospital stay and enjoyed it from front to back.

Mar 21, 2015

A great true adventure book about a women who hikes the Pacific Crest Trail after her life falls apart. Easy to listen to, and there were many parts that I could just picture in my mind as I was listening. It seemed that I was right there hiking along too.

Jan 24, 2015

Dealing with significant loss and making a host of self-destructive decisions? Why not go hike the PCT? Cheryl Strayed did, and it seems to have worked out just fine for her. Though pretty self-indulgent, "Wild" (I'm thankful to say) didn't begin to compare to the "Eat, Pray, Love" level of narcissism. I'm glad I read it so I can talk about it with the many friends who also have read it, and I liked reading about Strayed's experiences on the trail itself. But it's not a story that will stick with me.

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