Wild vs. Into the Wild: how the story changes when a woman goes into the wilderness.

Cheryl Strayed Blazed a Trail—for Women to Write About Their Wilderness Journeys, Too

Wild vs. Into the Wild: how the story changes when a woman goes into the wilderness.

Daniel Horowit

‘Wild,’ a Hiking Memoir by Cheryl Strayed

Daniel Horowit

TORCH - Cheryl Strayed. You might want to read this one before Wild as they are somewhat related. But I read Wild first and then had to get my hands on anything Cheryl ever wrote...

TORCH - Cheryl Strayed. You might want to read this one before Wild as they are somewhat related. But I read Wild first and then had to get my hands on anything Cheryl ever wrote...

Wild by Cheryl Strayed ... After losing her mother to cancer and separating from her husband, Cheryl Strayed embarked on an arduous trek along the Pacific Crest Trail. Critic Michael Schaub calls Wild, her account of the journey, "one of the most original, heartbreaking and beautiful American memoirs in years."

A Walk On The 'Wild' Side: Hiking Toward Healing

Wild by Cheryl Strayed ... After losing her mother to cancer and separating from her husband, Cheryl Strayed embarked on an arduous trek along the Pacific Crest Trail. Critic Michael Schaub calls Wild, her account of the journey, "one of the most original, heartbreaking and beautiful American memoirs in years."

Painful to read, but very good.

Painful to read, but very good.

By Cheryl Strayed As a child and teenager, I remember being mildly disturbed by the animal quality that overcame my mother while in the presence of ba...

By Cheryl Strayed As a child and teenager, I remember being mildly disturbed by the animal quality that overcame my mother while in the presence of ba...

The Woman Behind Wild: Cheryl Strayed on Her Mom, Her Marriage and Her Friend Reese

The Woman Behind Wild: Cheryl Strayed on Her Mom, Her Marriage and Her Friend Reese

Pin for Later: Go Inside the Star-Studded Golden Globes  Reese Witherspoon and her husband, Jim Toth, sat with Wild author Cheryl Strayed.

Go Inside the Star-Studded Golden Globes

Pin for Later: Go Inside the Star-Studded Golden Globes Reese Witherspoon and her husband, Jim Toth, sat with Wild author Cheryl Strayed.

Wild by Cheryl Strayed - probably my fav from 2014

A Walk On The 'Wild' Side: Hiking Toward Healing

Wild by Cheryl Strayed - probably my fav from 2014

Pin Author Cheryl Strayed's Most Inspiring Quotes

Get Excited For Cheryl Strayed's Podcast With Her Most Inspiring Quotes

Pin Author Cheryl Strayed's Most Inspiring Quotes

Only 2,180 more miles to go! Most of you are probably familiar with Cheryl Strayed (or at least Reese Witherspoon playing Cheryl Strayed in Wild). Her story introduced me to thru-hiking, basically hiking a long-distance trail end-to-end. To me, this sounds equal parts terrifying and exciting. To Katherine Denemark (trail nickname: Roots), it sounded awesome. The State College, Penn. assistant preschool teacher and her husband Eric decided to hike the entirety of the Appalachian Trail...

I Hiked All 2,185 Miles of the Appalachian Trail

Only 2,180 more miles to go! Most of you are probably familiar with Cheryl Strayed (or at least Reese Witherspoon playing Cheryl Strayed in Wild). Her story introduced me to thru-hiking, basically hiking a long-distance trail end-to-end. To me, this sounds equal parts terrifying and exciting. To Katherine Denemark (trail nickname: Roots), it sounded awesome. The State College, Penn. assistant preschool teacher and her husband Eric decided to hike the entirety of the Appalachian Trail...

Photo by Wild author Cheryl Strayed. When @oprah hugs your husband. #wild #cherylstrayed #writinglife

Photo by Wild author Cheryl Strayed. When @oprah hugs your husband. #wild #cherylstrayed #writinglife

Cheryl & Brian Golden Globes; http://scarletchamberlin.com/2015/01/13/cheryl-brian-go-to-the-golden-globes/

Cheryl & Brian Golden Globes; http://scarletchamberlin.com/2015/01/13/cheryl-brian-go-to-the-golden-globes/

Wave, Sonali Deraniyagala The 2004 tsunami took everything from Deraniyagala, who was vacationing at a Sri Lankan resort. She lost her parents, her husband, her two small sons. This book was called “the most exceptional book about grief I’ve ever read,” by Cheryl Strayed in The New York Times, and Deraniyagala is an extraordinary writer about absence and sorrow, stubbornly alive, with all the force and sorrow that entails, at the end of the day.

25 Essential Books About Death and Grief

Wave, Sonali Deraniyagala The 2004 tsunami took everything from Deraniyagala, who was vacationing at a Sri Lankan resort. She lost her parents, her husband, her two small sons. This book was called “the most exceptional book about grief I’ve ever read,” by Cheryl Strayed in The New York Times, and Deraniyagala is an extraordinary writer about absence and sorrow, stubbornly alive, with all the force and sorrow that entails, at the end of the day.

"Strayed tells the story of her emotional devastation after the death of her mother and the weeks she spent hiking the 1,100-mile Pacific Crest Trail. As her family, marriage, and sanity go to pieces, Strayed drifts into spontaneous encounters with other men, to the consternation of her confused husband, and eventually hits rock bottom while shooting up heroin with a new boyfriend. Convinced that nothing else can save her, she latches onto the unlikely idea of a long solo hike."

17 Memoirs By Women You Should Add To Your Reading List

"Strayed tells the story of her emotional devastation after the death of her mother and the weeks she spent hiking the 1,100-mile Pacific Crest Trail. As her family, marriage, and sanity go to pieces, Strayed drifts into spontaneous encounters with other men, to the consternation of her confused husband, and eventually hits rock bottom while shooting up heroin with a new boyfriend. Convinced that nothing else can save her, she latches onto the unlikely idea of a long solo hike."

There is a scene in the film Wild in which Cheryl Strayed (played by Reese Witherspoon) runs out of food in the middle of nowhere and is forced to hitch a ride into town with a farm worker, an overweight middle-aged guy in a pick-up truck. Is he creepy? Is something awful about to happen to her? We’re not sure, but he makes a few possibly untoward comments and, as Witherspoon edges into the passenger seat, she blusters nervously about her “husband”, who has gone ahead and is waiting for her…

Reese Witherspoon in 'Wild': An all too rare story of a woman on a

There is a scene in the film Wild in which Cheryl Strayed (played by Reese Witherspoon) runs out of food in the middle of nowhere and is forced to hitch a ride into town with a farm worker, an overweight middle-aged guy in a pick-up truck. Is he creepy? Is something awful about to happen to her? We’re not sure, but he makes a few possibly untoward comments and, as Witherspoon edges into the passenger seat, she blusters nervously about her “husband”, who has gone ahead and is waiting for her…

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