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Wild by Cheryl Strayed

  • May 14, 2013 · 7:30 PM
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For our next meeting, let's meet and discuss:

Wild by Cheryl Strayed  (click name to go to Amazon link)

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.


We want to start the meeting at promptly 7:30pm, so be sure you account for enough time to park and buy yourself any food/beverages from Wegmans that you may want to enjoy during the meeting!! We will meet in the center room - it can be difficult to find the group since so many other groups also meet in this location, so if you have the book please bring it with you and have it visible on the table so other members can see it and know it's the correct group. You can text me at[masked] (texts only please, no phone calls) but I usually don't arrive until exactly 7:30pm so I may not be able to help you find the group.

The forum for this meeting is an open forum style, so please come prepared with questions and discussion points and be an active participant!! Everyone is welcome to speak freely about the book!

Hope to meet you all soon!!


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  • Carol M.

    Mostly good read of journal like stories of hike

    May 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    A well written story of redemption through hiking without any self analysis of why the author strayed off the path of life.

    May 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The presentation by the author at the Free Library was inspirational. It made me want to read not only this book but her book about the advice column she wrote under the Dear Sugar name.

    1 · April 21, 2013

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