This months book club choice is Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail since it is apart of Oprah’s book club 2.0. I am very interested in reading this story as this is something I don’t think I would ever dream of doing (I’m not so outdoorsy myself) but I can respect anyone who wants to take that kind of challenge on and even more so enjoys it.
I will say that in times when you need a drastic change sometimes doing something completely out of your comfort zone and by yourself does teach you more about yourself than any other experience you can have with another person. Sometimes doing something you never thought you could or would do on your own can be life changing. You may become someone you had no idea you could be. You could learn how to make all of the changes you always wanted to but never had the courage.
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.
Strayed faces down rattlesnakes and black bears, intense heat and record snowfalls, and both the beauty and loneliness of the trail. Told with great suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, Wild vividly captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her.