Monday, August 05, 2013


Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Cheryl Strayed is a self-absorbed, ill-prepared ditz.  She decides after losing her mother to cancer she needs to 'find' herself  by hiking the Pacific Rim Trail from California to Oregon.  SOOOOO, she leaves and divorces the husband she loves and who dearly loves her.  She sleeps with a heroin addict and then tries heroin to keep her current love interest happy.  She buys a pack she can't even carry and causes big-time chafing without trying it out or even thinking it through.    She hikes in shoes that mangle her feet causing her toenails to fall off and probably irreparable damage to her feet. 

Having gone through all that she decides to hike the trail alone, some times without enough water.  What was she thinking?

I did enjoy the tales of the trail but did not at all understand why any person would put themselves in that position.  There are a lot better and easy ways to kill yourself.  

The redeeming feature of this book is that it is not badly written.


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