I fell in love with Wild and its author, Cheryl Strayed, whose fearlessly recounts her journey from self-destruction to survivor. I recommend this book to anyone who has ever felt lost and in need of some inspiration. I promise you will walk away changed by Strayed’s honest portrayal of personal loss, courage and renewal.
Synopsis: After her mother’s death sent her on a downward spiral, Cheryl Strayed left behind everything to hike the Pacific Crest Trail which spans from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State.
The trees were tall, but I was taller, standing above them on a steep mountain slope in northern California. Moments before, I’d removed my hiking boots and the left one had fallen into those trees, first catapulting into the air when my enormous backpack toppled onto it, then skittering across the gravelly trail and flying over the edge. It bounced off of a rocky outcropping several feet beneath me before disappearing into the forrest canopy below, impossible to retrieve. I let out a stunned gasp […]